Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits of Data-Linc Modems

Data-Linc Group researches markets and industries to assess changing needs and emerging trends in order to develop and modify our data communication product line to meet those challenges.

Wire and wireless modems provide a data transfer interface for automation industry PCs, PLCs and SCADA system equipmen

As newer technologies enter the mainstream market, we evaluate their potential and determine their appropriateness for industrial use. If a new communication technology performs well, we develop products for its use in industrial applications. As a result of this on-going process and because Data-Linc avails itself of a wide range of technologies to produce modems specifically designed for the challenging industrial automation market, our modems provide numerous advantages:

Selection
Our broad line of data communication devices includes license-free, wireless radio modems and license-free wireless Ethernet modems, as well as fiber optic, dial-up/leased line as well as other wire modems. Data-Linc Group’s wide selection of products offers the capability to design hybrid systems to address your specific, unique industrial automation needs, from a simple single point remote system to a complex multi-tier multi-drop SCADA system.

Outstanding Data Transmission Rate
Data-Linc modems provide exceptional data rates, data transmission range and the highest degree of data integrity for PC, PLC and SCADA systems, even in the harshest industrial environments. Our wire modem speeds range from 1200 baud up to 19.2 Kbaud depending upon the lines and type of modem used. Our license-free wireless modems support uncompressed data rates up to 115.2 Kbaud and boast an exceptional response time (turnaround delay) capability of 5-15 milliseconds. Using OFDM technology, our FastLinc modems support speed up to 54Mbps even in the 900MHz band. If your project requires reliable data transfer our speed and fast turn-around time ensure your data gets through— Data-Linc modems provide the industrial automation solution.

Exceptional Range
The FHSS and OFDM technologies utilized by Data-Linc Group ensure high performance and have set the license-free wireless modem performance standard for robust industrial data communications, providing a range capability of 25+ miles line-of-site and well over 100 miles with Repeaters when operating in the 902-928 MHz. Ranges for our 2.4-2.4835 GHz band products offer 10 milie range with omni antennas and direct line of site, and exceptionally long distances when high-gain antennas and Repeater are employed. Multiple pairs used in close proximity operate without any interference problems and the transceivers can be configured as Repeaters for multiples of the range capability– ideal features of an industrial automation solution for your toughest SCADA applications.
Data-Linc wireless modems transmit data 25+ miles with omni antennas, farther with high-gain antennas and/or Repeaters. Our products have a well-earned reputation for exceptionally robust performance even in the harshest industrial environments.

When line-of-sight cannot be obtained, for example, there is no need to seek another vendor— Data-Linc also offers wire modems. Data-Linc wire modems also offer exception performance transmitting data up to 20,000 feet (6.1 km) on two wire and up to 40,000 feet (12.2 km) on four wire lines; up to 20 miles on unloaded lines, unlimited for loaded lines and dial-up applications.

Data Integrity/Reliability
Data-Linc utilizes only the most robust data communications technologies to provide exceptional resistance to potential data communications problems. This includes advanced Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) , OFDM (Orthoganol Frequency Division Multiplexing) and Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum 802.11b/g technologies for license-free wireless data transmission, as well as FSK (Frequency Shift Key) technology for data communications on any two conductor wire. Data-Linc specialty modems can superimpose data on active AC/DC power lines, in-company PBX telephone wires or instrumentation lines without interfering with simultaneous transmission of power, voice or instrumentation signals. Data can also be transmitted over sliding contacts, slip rings, rolling wheels, brushes, shoes, and the like. Our products provides point-to-point and multi-tier, multi-drop data communications and polling/addressing. Most of Data-Linc modems, peripherals and systems operate in an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F) to further assure exceptional data reliability and integrity making them the ideal choice for the automation industry’s SCADA systems that must reliably perform in the harshest of industrial environments.

Simple Installation
For customer convenience and assurance that installation is trouble-free, Data-Linc also offers quality antennas and cable making us a one-stop-shop for your industrial data communication solutions. Data-Linc Group‘s products support most synchronous protocols used in typical SCADA applications and interface seamlessly with the automation industry’s major PLC SCADA equipment. All Data-Linc modems and cables are factory configured for each application— installation requires no modem field settings, programming or adapters on the part of the user. Thus Data-Linc
modems are easy to install.

Customization,
When unique SCADA or other data communication needs arise, Data-Linc‘s engineers will work to customize a system that provides an industrial automation solution which meets your individual requirements. For added convenience, Data-Linc Group provides PLC rack mount versions of a number of our modems that fit into the PLC rack mount enclosures for our principal Alliance Partners as well as others. Contact one of our application engineers at (425) 882-2206 Pacific Coast Time or
sales@data-linc.comto discuss a solution for your data communication challenges.

Data-Linc modems are the industrial automation data transfer solution— well known for exceptional data rates, data transmission ranges and data integrity even in the harshest industrial environments. For your convenience, all Data-Linc modems and cables are factory configured so installation is easy, and because Data-Linc partners with the major industrial automation companies, our modems interface seamlessly with automation industries’ PCs, PLCs and other SCADA equipment. For industrial automation applications requiring data transfer for the simplest point-to-point application to the most complex Master-Remote SCADA systems, let Data-Linc Group be your one stop source for reliable data communication equipment.