As a trusted partner in your communications needs, Real Time Automation® is continuously developing next-generation integration solutions to solve your most pressing connectivity issues.
That’s where RTConnect comes in.
We know, it takes massive effort and risk for product vendors to bring devices to market. You have brought your expertise to your device and now need to add protocols to move the data to and from that device, RTA has got you covered.
The RTConnect module integrates into some of the smallest places (just look at the comparison picture), and when you leverage this technology you can also get our expert support in conformance testing and get assistance in ensuring it is easily compatible with leading PLCs in the market.
The RTConnect protocol module adds industrial protocol connectivity to any device. The module from RTA is the next generation of industrial protocol integration offering device manufacturers and OEMs the smallest embedded gateway solution to hit the market.
Adding EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP and MQTT to your device will no longer require an extensive or complicated redesign. You can remove the technical burden of integrating communications software into your device’s application. Any device with a serial port can now add Ethernet-based communication protocols with a simple PCB alteration.
Simply supply the module with 3.3VDC and route your existing serial interface to it. The module can be configured to interface with your device over Modbus RTU or ASCII commands: you don’t have to change any application code. The module maps data to and from your device for presentation on EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP and MQTT networks.
Deploying and maintaining the growing number and variants of communication technology is untenable for most device manufacturers. The resources required are immense and the effort is a distraction from focusing on your device’s core features and functions. The module removes those burdens.
The RTConnect protocol module gives you a suite of protocols to help you access the leading automation market segments. Here’s what else the RTConnect module delivers.
|Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) offering 2.4 – 2.5 GHz
|Proven PHY reduces the complexity of adding Ethernet to your device
|Add Ethernet-based communications protocols with a single unit
|Makes incorporation easy, even in the tightest spots
|Extremely small footprint
|Support multiple ethernet communication protocols in a single form factor
|Includes EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP and MQTT
|Leverages common industry protocols as base form
|Easily interface with existing Modbus RTU and serial-based ASCII devices
|RTA expertise minimizes testing parameters and reduces time to market
|Protocol certification support and assistance is available*
|No tools for your customer to download or maintain
|Web browser-based network setting and diagnostics
|Connection options: embedded Ethernet and Wi-Fi (WLAN)
*RTConnect offers the same industry-leading Enginerd® support that RTA has been delivering to satisfied customers all over the world since 1989. When you call, a live person will answer the phone. The support is from an engineer who had a hand in the product’s development. You won’t need a ticket and you won’t wait 24 hours for someone to get back to you.
The RTConnect protocol module communicates to the host processor over a serial physical layer, leveraging either Modbus RTU or ASCII communications, and then presents the device data as EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP or MQTT.
|1.45 x .75 x .72″
|Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, BACnet/IP, MQTT (PROFINET – Planned 2024 Release)
|Board Interface Protocols
|Modbus RTU, ASCII serial Client
|Board interface Options
|RS232, TTL—Serial data rate up to 921,600
|+3.3 volts DC
|-40ºC to +85ºC (-40ºF to +185ºF)
|RoHS Compliant, REACH
|10 Base-T Connection, 100 Base-T Connection, Link and Activity Indicator (Full/Half Duplex)
Contact a member of our Enginerd® team to talk through your particular application needs and explore how RTConnect can be integrated into your product. Call 800-249-1612 or complete the form below.
The RTConnect product line will grow to include enablement appliances, software solutions and other leading-edge connectivity products and services. Keep up to date on all the new and exciting RTConnect solutions as they’re released by signing up to receive our product updates.
Simply put…we move your data.