PLR6500 Protocol to I/O & I/O to I/O Systems

PLR6500 System 2.4 GHz License-free Band

(the PLR6400 System 900 MHz is also available)

Features

PLR Wireless I/O System

PLR6500 2.4GHz band, Discrete/Analog I/O Extender protocol to I/O and I/O to I/O

PLR6535 Ethernet and serial protocol Master with PLR6530 Wireless I/O Remote and wired I/O Extender

  • 2.4GHz ISM band, license-free ISM
  • Range up to 2 miles (3.2km
  • SmartSpectrumTM Technology for maximum data integrity, even in noisy industrial environments
  • AES-256 encryption
  • Separate RS-232 DB9 configuration port
  • User adjustable hop patterns and frequency zones for refined operation of close proximity networks
  • Factory configured for easy installation
  • CIX/EXR I/O expansion module available
  • Optional DIN rail mount

PLR6535 Protocol to I/O

  • One Ethernet port – Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP compatible
  • One serial port – DF1 and Modbus RTU compatible
  • Supports up to 16 PLR6430 Remotes (384 I/O Points)

PLR6530 I/O to I/O Interface

  • Operates as Master (I/O to I/O only), Remote, Repeater and Repeater/Remote
  • 8 Discrete Inputs, 8 Discrete Outputs, 4 Analog Inputs and 4 Analog Outputs

Data-Linc introduced the serial and I/O PlantLinc Family, developed for short-range in-plant to medium-range installations, in direct response to customer requests for a modem that could replace less reliable technologies with the same robust FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) data transfer method as our premium SRM Family, but at a lower, short-range-competitive price. The PlantLinc Family’s “PLR” modems now offer the same key CIX features– protocol to I/O and I/O to I/O– in the 900 MHz license-free band for data transfer up to 2 miles* (3.2km) with line-of-sight in high RFI/EMI and crowded band environments, such as areas of existing wireless infrastructure, with confidence in unsurpassed data communication integrity.

The PLR6530 is a FHSS radio with connections for discrete and analog inputs and outputs. The user can either use these devices for I/O to I/O data exchange (mirroring) by using the PLR6530 radios for the entire network, or use the alternative option of an I/O to protocol solution implemented by using the PLR6530 I/O units at the remote sites and Data-Linc’s unique PLR6535 protocol to I/O Master, a companion radio with serial and Ethernet ports.

One great advantage of using radios with connections for I/O devices is simplicity. Whenever remote intelligence is not required, the radios are a straight-forward way to interconnect devices not sharing the same communication protocol or that do not have a communication port.

An I/O to I/O solution is a network where the signals at a main location would be shared wirelessly with up to another eight remote locations, all using the PLR6530.

When using the I/O to Protocol system network, all the I/O points at the Remote PLR6530s are accessible via the Ethernet port of the PLR6535 master unit through Ethernet/IP or Modbus TCP/IP, or via the serial port using DF1 or Modbus RTU communication protocols. This solution increases the capacity of the wireless network by supporting up to 384 I/O points, spread over a maximum of 16 remote locations. The options are user selectable via the included configuration software, which also allows the user to define the desired state for the discrete outputs in case of a communication failure. These competitively priced I/O solutions provide the additional advantage of compatibility with the corresponding versions of the long-range radios to support hybrid CIX/PLR and SRM/PLR applications, offering maximum flexibility in network design both inside and outside the plant.

*Greater range in optimal conditions with clear line-of-sight, Repeaters and/or higher gain antennas.

Please see data sheet for specifications.

Print quality pdf files of all our data sheets are available on request. Contact (425) 882-2206; or info@data-linc.com.

CIX6500 Protocol and Remote Unit Dimensions

CIX400 Communication Interface I/O Extender

PN 155-09847
Specifications subject to change without notice.