To take full advantage of those different networks and resolve connectivity issues, the Anybus Communicator from HMS, Chicago, lets system designers hook any device with a serial interface into any fieldbus network.

The Communicator uses a Windows-based configurator for ease-of-use and supports Profibus, DeviceNet, Ethernet, EtherNet/IP, LonWorks, CANopen and Modbus. The DIN-rail mountable device has its own built-in 24-Vdc power supply and is flash upgradable. It is fieldbus certified and UL approved.