PLR6430 I/O Remote or I/O to I/O

Discover the possibilities with our cutting-edge FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) radio modem. Seamlessly exchange I/O to I/O data or deploy it as a Protocol to I/O solution at remote sites, seamlessly integrated within your system alongside the PLR6435.

  • 900MHz License-Free ISM band
  • Range of up to 5 miles (8 km)
  • SmartSpectrum™ Technology for max data integrity, even in noisy environments
  • 8 Discrete Inputs, 8 Discrete Outputs, 4 Analog Inputs and 4 Analog Outputs
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • Operates as Master, Remote, Repeater, or Remote/Repeater
  • Factory configured for easy installation 

To learn more about the Protocol to I/O system check out PLR6400 for the 900MHz band and PLR6500 for the 2.4GHz band.

Contact or call 425-882-2206 for questions, information or to discuss your project. Ready to start your project? Fill up our Request Project Assistance Form, and our team will contact you to assist you in your project.




Product Description

PLR6430: Unleash Wireless Excellence

Data-Linc introduced the serial and I/O Plantlinc Family 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 and reliable FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) data transfer method as our premium  CIX family, but at a lower, more competitive price.

As a license-free radio modem operating in the 900 MHz spectrum, PLR6430 redefines the possibilities of wireless data communication – it boasts impeccable reliability, unparalleled versatility, and exceptional performance.

Seamless I/O Integration with CIX Communication

Data-Linc Group envisioned the Communication Interface to I/O EXtender (CIX) System to deliver cost-effective, industrial-grade wireless modems. This system seamlessly interfaces with I/O devices, with the PLR6430 serving as a standout medium-range FHSS (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum) radio. Its digital and analog inputs and outputs form a bridge to efficient wireless communication.

Versatile Functionality at Your Fingertips

The PLR6430 isn’t just a radio modem; it’s a solution. Whether you’re seeking I/O to I/O data exchange or a Protocol to I/O solution, this versatile device shines. Simply incorporate the PLR6430 I/O units at remote sites alongside the PLR6435 protocol radio as Master (Refer to the PLR6400 System for detailed protocol to I/O insights).

Configuration Made Effortless

Experience the flexibility of the PLR6430 with a range of configurations: Master, Repeater, Remote, or Repeater/Remote. Seamlessly configure it through the user-friendly CIX-IOTM software tool via the RS-232 port. Unlock the potential of a wireless network in an I/O to I/O solution, seamlessly sharing data between the Master radio and up to eight Remotes. The network supports a maximum of 24 signals, strategically distributed across 8 discrete inputs, 8 discrete outputs, 4 analog inputs, and 4 analog outputs.

Unveiling the Power of Simplicity

The most significant advantage of employing radios with I/O device connections is the sheer simplicity they offer. When remote intelligence isn’t required, I/O interface radios provide a direct path to interconnecting devices, with 24 points per I/O to the I/O network. This stands in contrast to the 384 points seen in the Protocol to I/O system.

Reliable Communication, Even in Challenging Environments

Experience communication with strength and resilience. While communication is inherently robust and reliable, the PLR6430 stands prepared for any eventuality. In case of a communication failure, both discrete and analog outputs can be individually pre-configured to default to a secure state.

Unveil the Future with PLR6430

The PLR6430 isn’t just a radio modem; it’s a gateway to seamless connectivity. With a remarkable range of 25+ miles, with line-of-sight, it’s prepared for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications. Your wireless future starts here. Embrace the future with the PLR6430.




CIX6430 Remote

Included. Configuration Cable

Channel Functions
Analog: 0-20ma, 4-20mA or 0-10 VDC, 24VDC max. loop voltage, 12-bit resolution. Self-powered outputs.
Discrete Input. Dry contact closure
Discrete Output. Open collector (sink to ground), 100mA per channel, 12-24VDC

Antenna. Standard thread female SMA for optional external omni-directional or yagi antennas
I/O Discrete and Analog. Detachable screw-type terminal blocks Wire size 12-26 AWG
Power. 3-pin pluggable terminal block
Diagnostic port. RS232 DB9 Female
RS232 DB9 Female or RS485 2-wire

General. Power (P), RF Carrier(C), RF Output (O), RF Input (I), Comm Error
Discrete. Activity LED for each discrete I/O

Voltage. 12-28 VDC nominal
Current. 160mA idle, 660mA peak on transmit

CIX6435 & CIX6430

Operating ranges
System gain. 133dB
Distance. 25+ miles (40 km) LOS with Omni antennas

RF Output Power. 1 W 30 dB maximum, (10 programmable steps)
Modulation. Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum, GFSK
Hop Patterns. 15 (user selectable)
Occupied Bandwidth. 230KHz
Error Correction. 32 bit CRC
RF Encryption. Substitution Dynamic Key, up to 256-bit AES

Sensitivity. -108 dBm @ 115.2kbps for BER 10-4
-103 dBm @ 153.6kbps for BER 10-4
Selectivity. 40 dB @ fc ±230 KHz and 60dB @ fc ±460 KHz

Operating Environment
Temperature. -40°0 to 167° F (-40° to 75° C)
Humidity. 0 to 95% non-condensing

Enclosure. 18 gauge steel
Standard. 18-gauge steel
2.47 X 3.70 X 6.4 in. (6.274 X 9.398 X 16.26 cm)
Optional. DIN rail mounting flanges (included)

Shipping Weight. 1.8 lb (0.82 kg)