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What Does Multiprotocol Mean?

TURCK 3/14/2018

What Does Multiprotocol Mean?Read below for details on Multiprotocol Ethernet technology.

The Multiprotocol Ethernet concept is a technology pioneered by Turck to simplify Industrial Ethernet. Through an innovative approach to the operation of the station at the microprocessor level, Turck can deploy multiple Industrial Ethernet protocols in the same device.

The supported protocols include EtherNet/IP, PROFINET and Modbus TCP. The device will become a server on the network upon recognition of the network client upon power up. In other words, the master protocol will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

What are the benefits of Industrial Ethernet?

Industrial Ethernet benefits users by utilizing tools and techniques familiar to traditional office communication systems, and extending them to industrial applications. This facilitates data transfer across the entire plant floor - as well as plant-to-plant and globally - via secure network connections.

What is Multiprotocol?

Turck offers a complete line of industrial Ethernet products, including on-machine, in-cabinet, block, and modular I/O. The multiprotocol technology by Turck is an innovative new approach to Ethernet distributed I/O; multiprotocol I/O devices automatically self-configure to the active fieldbus protocol on each power-up. Supported protocols include Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP, and PROFINET.

Multiprotocol products are simple and intuitive, allowing easy transition between multiple common industrial Ethernet protocols without the need to physically switch parts. An advanced webserver integrated in all Turck multiprotocol devices facilitates simple device configuration and troubleshooting via web-browser. Furthermore, an impressive array of advanced features for each supported protocol has been incorporated into the devices to meet many unique application requirements.

Turck’s multiprotocol technology makes moving from one industrial Ethernet protocol to another plug-in simple. Turck’s multiprotocol products offer a seamless transition to industrial Ethernet, whichever industrial Ethernet protocol that may be.