Quality Magazine

I/O System

February 28, 2008


The DX70 SureCross Wireless Network is a wireless sensing solution that delivers a dedicated industrial I/O system, providing directly mapped I/O using a gateway and node, each equipped with four discrete inputs and outputs, two analog inputs and outputs, and link loss output. The solution also offers two-way RX/TX communications with full acknowledgement and easy installation, making it an appropriate solution for remote I/O applications or plant environments where conduit and wiring are impractical. A node on the network is used to gather information that is concentrated at a gateway system controller, which can be located up to three miles away. The network uses a Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum protocol and Time Division Multiple Access technology to ensure reliable, secure data communication. In addition, the solution offers an enhanced security feature called binding to minimize any possible noise or interference caused by other wireless products.