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Is there any easy way to migrate from the Digi One IAP configured as a serial/ethernet bridge using an industrial protocol (Modbus/TCP or Ethernet/IP) to the Digi Connect ME?

We have a customer asking for an ethernet connection, so we designed in the Connect ME. Now I'm hearing that they're expecting to communicate with a PLC, so I'm a bit concerned that the ME won't be able to cut it.
asked Mar 9, 2009 in NET+OS by newell New to the Community (43 points)
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answered Mar 9, 2009 by miker New to the Community (38 points)
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> Now I'm hearing
> that they're expecting to communicate with a PLC, so
> I'm a bit concerned that the ME won't be able to cut
> it.

Why's that likely to be a problem?

We're using protocols very similar to Modbus over Ethernet, and on the ME9210 are getting something like 500-600 messages/second from a single TCP/IP socket without any effort at optimisation. Use three separate PCs to poll the device, and aggregate rate is a bit more - around 700-800 messages/second.
All without noticeable effect on other things.
answered Mar 10, 2009 by steved1 Community Contributor (85 points)
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> Why's that likely to be a problem?

Because looking over the books for the -S module, I don't see a lot of configuration options (at least compared to the IA section of the Digi One IAP).

I should have been clear--I wasn't planning on writing custom code for the ME this time around.
answered Mar 10, 2009 by newell New to the Community (43 points)
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