The μPAC-7186PEX is a palm-size programmable automation controller that with Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485 communication. ICPDAS provide easy-to-use software development tool kits (Xserver, VxComm, Modbus libraries). Users can use them to easily integrate serial devices to have Ethernet/Internet communication ability and through the standard Modbus protocol to communicate with SCADA software (Indusoft, ISaGARF, DasyLab, Trace Mode, Citect, iFix, etc.).
For the hardware, it also supports an I/O expansion bus. The I/O expansion bus can be used to implement various I/O functions such as D/I, D/O, A/D, D/A, Timer/Counter, UART, flash memory, battery backup SRAM, ASIC key & other I/O functions. Nearly all kinds of I/O functions can be implemented by this bus but the bus can support only one board. There are more than 50 boards available for μPAC-7186PEX, you can choose one of them to expand hardware features.
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) allows power and data to be carried over a single Ethernet cable, so a device can operate solely from the power it receives through the data cable. This innovation allows greater flexibility in office design, higher efficiency in systems design, and faster turnaround time in set-up and implementation.