Media redundancy is achieved by operating the controller in two separate networks – which is accessible via two different IP addresses (including two MAC IDs). Cross communication between separate channels is not possible. The two separate ETHERNET interfaces allow redundant connection of two transmission paths (no hub or switch required). Both interfaces support autonegotiation and Auto-MDI(X). The DIP switch configures the last byte of both default IP addresses and may be used for IP address assignment (DHCP, BootP).
The media redundancy controller is designed for fieldbus communication via MODBUS in ETHERNET networks. It also supports a wide variety of standard ETHERNET protocols (HTTP, BootP, DHCP, DNS, FTP). An integrated Webserver provides user configuration options, while displaying the controller's status information.
The IEC 61131-3 programmable controller is multitasking-capable and features a capacitor-backed RTC.