Industrial Data Communications
In this section you will find hundreds of industrial-grade infrastructure, gateway and conversion products for all major data communications protocols. Amplicon can specify a solution for almost any data communications task, including transmission solutions for wireless, copper and fibre optic based links.
Industrial Ethernet products facilitate the communication between networked devices, they differ from commercial grade Ethernet products because of their rugged design features, such as metal enclosures, wide operating temperatures, DC power, extended warranty and conformance with various industry specific standards and approvals such as EN50155 EN50121-4 and IEC61850. There are various different types of Industrial Ethernet products, including managed switches, unmanaged switches and media converters.
For serial communication based applications, Amplicon offer a wide variety of PCI Express and PCI compliant serial boards, RS232 to RS485 converters, RS232 and RS485 isolators. A range of USB to serial converters and RS232/RS422/RS485 to fibre converters completes an extensive range of serial solutions.
Serial to Ethernet (S2E) products provide RS232 or RS422/485 communications over existing Ethernet networks by ingeniously packing serial data in to an Ethernet frame and moving the data to the relevant location (typically a PC) using IP addressing.
Ethernet Extenders are an innovative communications tool that can save integrators and installers large sums of money. An Ethernet Extender can extend Ethernet links up to 7km. Over shorter distances, a data rate of up to 150Mbps can be achieved providing fast communications over very low cost cable.
USB is now being used for many industrial applications, thanks to its high data rates and power supply on a single connection cable. Amplicon provide various USB products that can extend USB beyond its 3–5 meter distance limitation. As well as this you will find USB converters for device connectivity and industrial grade USB hubs for expansion of multiple devices.
When wireless communication is required, Amplicon have the products to provide short range or long range connectivity in demanding environments. The Wi-Fi products in this section use 802.11 based protocols to provide Ethernet connectivity without wires. You will also find many cellular modems and routers, these support the widely adopted GSM, GPRS, 3G and 4G technologies, ideal for data transfer between remote PCs, instruments and machines.