Modbus


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Modbus

A high-level protocol for industrial networks developed in 1979 by Modicon (now Schneider Automation Inc.). Providing services at layer 7 of the OSI model, it defines a request/response message structure for a client/server environment. Modbus runs over various data links including its own Modbus+ token passing network and serial links such as RS-232 and RS-485.

It is widely used with TCP/IP over Ethernet. Individual device networks connected to Modbus+ or serial links hook into Ethernet via gateways for transport over an IP network or the Internet. Modbus is governed by the Modbus-IDA Organization, a merger of the Modbus Organization and IDA Group in 2003. For more information, visit www.modbus.org.
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Universal Modbus Module Demonstration features the updated CompactLogix communication module simultaneously transferring data between Modbus serial and Modbus TCP devices.
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Available digital communication links include EtherNet/IP and Modbus RS-485.
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Finesse, a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for life science applications, announced today that it has joined Modbus-IDA in order to pursue an active role in the application of Modbus technology to the life science industry.