Advantech Ethernet-based I/O technology
EtherIO, an Ethernet-based I/O technology, is an alternative to using fieldbus-based solutions for real-time data collection. It is designed to enable real-time sensing for machine automation, predictive maintenance, equipment monitoring and optimization, production traceability, rapid quality feedback and factory environment monitoring applications. The technology not only transforms standard LAN ports into dedicated real-time I/O ports but also consumes less than 10% of CPU processing resources, allowing users to leverage the computing power of existing systems for real-time I/O. It offers a real-time performance of 1 millisecond for distributed/remote system topologies and can support as many as 768 I/O points.