Moxa is pleased to launch Moxa Protocol Converter (or MPC for short), a software engine that runs on any of Moxa’s ready-to-run embedded computers. MPC is designed to establish bi-directional data stream channels between any two of the embedded computer’s ports, and loads custom-written drivers (written in C) that audit the data stream as it flows from one port to the other.
Traditionally, solution providers needed to write new code for each data stream channel to ensure that data is transmitted successfully through the channels for any dedicated device driver. With the MPC engine, developers can easily establish a communication channel that connects any combination of two channel ports without additional programming. Moreover, port-to-port communication for any devices is driver programmable. Users can program drivers either by modifying an existing driver or adding a driver to a channel that performs specific tasks. MPC is also easily configured with the Windows-based Moxa Device Manager (MDM), a remote management tool for managing Moxa’s ready-to-run embedded computers on a local area network (LAN). MPC supports Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, Modbus ASCII, and RFC-2217. MPC also allows solution developers to add proprietary protocols and applications.
“MPC can solve the issues faced by most solution providers on how to coordinate the flow of data between a wide range of devices and protocols. Combined with the command-line free, Windows-based MDM agent interface, users can easily control and monitor embedded computers at remote sites,” said Dr. CF Lin, director of the Moxa Software R&D Division that develops software for Moxa’s line of embedded computers.
MPC and MDM are value-added software engines developed by Moxa to help solution providers speed up communication programming, and handle all remote devices from one computer. Moxa Protocol Converter and Moxa Device Manager are provided free of charge with Moxa’s embedded computers. Users can download the Moxa Protocol Converter package as well as Moxa Device Manager from Download Center at Moxa’s website.
Moxa manufactures device networking products for industrial automation. Information about all Moxa products, which include industrial embedded computers, industrial Ethernet switches, serial device servers, multiport serial cards, embedded device servers, and remote I/O servers, is available on Moxa’s corporate website. You may also contact Moxa directly by email at email@example.com, or by phoning +714 528-6777.
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