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HART Master Driver Now Available for SIXNET Linux IPm Controllers and RTUs

Aug 29, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

A new HART Master Driver option called “SXIPM-HART” enables SIXNET's IPm line of embedded Linux based controllers and remote terminal units (RTUs) to gather variables and other data directly from HART compatible smart transmitters and devices.

The SXIPM-HART software module puts variables and transmitter data into the SIXNET IPm I/O registers, making transmitter data directly available to applications running in the IPm unit (such as IEC61131 programs and Sixlog data logging), or other networked SIXNET devices through the standard peer-to-peer capabilities of SIXNET controllers. The HART data is also universally available as Modbus I/O registers using the Modbus master and slave drivers resident in all SIXNET controllers and RTUs.

Current compatible SIXNET product applications for the SXIPM-HART software are the SixTRAK IPm Open DCS Controller, VersaTRAK IPm Open Remote Terminal Unit, and the OEM/Linux model SixTRAK I/O Controller.

SXIPM-HART is a Linux based application that integrates with the IPm unit's embedded Linux firmware, and can be installed and configured using SIXNET's easy to use Windows utilities.

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