ControlWave I/O Expansion Racks incorporate an Ethernet engine that�communicates with the ControlWave�main processor using a physical Ethernet link and TCP/IP protocol.� This functionality allows the I/O rack to fit anywhere on a local or wide area network to increase flexibility and provide reliability at an economical price.
Easily increase I/O using a separately mounted rack
Achieve high performance with low power consumption
Configure the rack as a slave to a ControlWave PAC (CWPAC), Redundant Controller (CWRED) or Redundant I/O Switch (CWRED I/O)
Communicate to the rack via Ethernet, serial Modbus or open Modbus