New 64/32/16 Channels - Single/Dual/Quad line - Relay Multiplexer: User-Friendly and Intuitive

A new Industrial Relay Multiplexer board by Intelligent-Appliance announced today - the IA-3133-BEP module. This multiplexer is the long-waited ethernet controlled version of the successful USB controlled multiplexer - IA-3133-U2i. The new ethernet controlled version functionality is completely compatible with the original USB controlled version, with an additional ability to handle 64x1 channels.

The new IA-3133-BEP is a TCP/IP/Ethernet controlled Relay Multiplexer module capable of handling 16, 32 or 64 channels incorporating a single line, dual lines or quad lines each.

This new Multiplexer has 5 operation modes, enabling the complete utilization of the infrastructure and its adaptation to a specific application.

From Complex to Simple

Using a Multiplexer is commonly known to be a complex task - with this in mind, extensive research was conducted in order to create the most intuitive, user-friendly product and accompanying literature.

The Multiplexer includes a local processor and infrastructure in order to take care of all the necessary actions, including the "break-before-make" feature. This feature is one of the most important features, that should be used in such cases in which multiple sources are being combined. A lack of "break-before-make" feature in such cases may lead to irreversible damage to the Multiplexer and its combined sources.

The new Multiplexer is extremely simple and easy to wire, thanks to the well-marked Terminal Blocks and accompanying literature, featuring block diagrams and detailed description, lists the internal connections, and the way the integrated devices should be wired.
In this case, control over the Multiplexer becomes a very simple task: Defining the channel to be selected. Channel 1 through 16, or Channel 1 through 32, or Channel 1 through 64, depending on the mode of operation selected and the corresponding wiring.

The user is not required to keep a log, and to disconnect the current selected channel before selecting a new one. All he has to do is to define the desired channel, and the local controller will perform the required routines, including the "Break-before-Make".

Extendable and Felxable

Another infrastructure included in the Multiplexer is a local extension network, enabling the integration of dozens of integrated devices without additional budget, without the need to define additional IP addresses, and without the need for network switches, Hubs, etc. For each additional device in the chain, one should define a unique local address, and control it using the original IP, a single IP address for all devices, while the local address is integrated into the device commands.

Software Support

Each Multiplexer is accompanied by a software library including a Microsoft Visual Studio DLL, software samples, and software utilities designed to immediately run the device. It also includes a command line, allowing the user to learn the basic language if the need arises for using software that is not supported by Microsoft.

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