In the new IXXAT INpact HMS merges the proven Anybus technology with years of IXXAT know-how in the PC interface card area. The result is an efficient PCIe and PCIe Mini card with multi-protocol support for numerous industrial Ethernet and fieldbus standards and a uniform protocol and card-spanning application programming interface.
Until now, it has been complicated to develop PC-based measurement, visualisation or service applications for several fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet standards since different interface cards and application programming interfaces had to be used for each protocol.
The new IXXAT INpact is the solution to this. Based on proven Anybus and IXXAT technologies, HMS offers a PCIe Mini and a PCIe card in standard and low-profile formats which supports all leading industrial Ethernet standards. Users can easily connect their PC-based slave application to Profibus, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET IRT/RT, Powerlink and standard TCP/IP by using the IXXAT INpact. Through the uniform driver concept, the customer can switch between protocols quickly and without extensive programming and also profit from future protocol extensions and developments.