RACO Announces the Addition of Two New Communication Protocols
- Verbatim Gateway Can Now Use EtherNet/IP to Interface with PLCs, Other Devices -
Emeryville, Calif. (November 12, 2013) — RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co., a leading provider of remote monitoring, reporting and control devices, now supports two new protocols, EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus® TCP, which allow the Verbatim® Gateway remote monitoring and reporting system to interface with PLCs and other devices.
EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols are the latest in a long line of RACO product advancements designed to ensure reliable remote monitoring. With these optional protocols, the Verbatim Gateway system is more versatile and cost-effective.
“We launched these protocol additions to the Verbatim Gateway at WEFTEC 2013, and the response was great,” said James Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for RACO. “These protocols provide a new method of communication, which allows the Verbatim Gateway to easily and effectively integrate with system designs. With the EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols, Verbatim Gateway now offers our clients a competitive edge and distinct value as a first choice in monitoring systems.”
Verbatim Gateway is a full-featured automatic dialing remote monitoring system with PLC interface that has all the inputs and outputs of a Verbatim system, plus up to 96 external PLC registers for PLC monitoring. At any time, the user can check PLC network status, modify alarm criteria and monitoring points, and alter process variables anytime from any touch-tone phone.
For more than 60 years and with more than 60,000 installations, RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. of Emeryville, California, has provided municipalities, industry and government with a wide variety of high-quality, reliable remote monitoring systems and RTUs for data logging, alarm autodialing, reporting and control. For more information, contact RACO at 1400 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608; Ph: 800-722-6999; Fax: 510-658-3153; e-mail: email@example.com.
Follow RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. on Twitter: @RACOmann