When designing a communications network or a control network we focus on existing hardware technology, new hardware technology, interfacing, network volume and speeds. Often times new hardware technology needs to interface with existing hardware and the existing communication or network protocols. The two do not always easily interface or may not interface at all. We will evaluate the most cost efficient options for migrating two different protocols so they will work together. In doing so we will review the amount of traffic and data that needs to be transmitted. Also the speeds and frequency at which the data needs to sent and received.
If the network is to be all new and does not need to interface with older technology the same rules for evaluating still apply. We will review the traffic volume, speeds and frequency. Additionally we will review what best fits your current situation by analyzing your software, hardware and abilities. We design many different types of network systems, including Ethernet, Ethernet/IP, RS232, Control-Net, Device-Net, DH+, DH485, Modbus, Modbus/TCP.