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THE EOTec range of rack or panel mount fibre optic PLC modems from the Weed Instrument Company provides reliable communications between PLC devices, serial interfaces, and other fibre optic modems.

Specific versions, including self-healing ring options, are available for direct interface with the most common PLCs on the market. This modem has a modular format that makes system configuration easy.

The EOTec Series 6000 of fibre optic modems is compatible with the following PLCs: Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Square D, GE Fanuc, TI/Siemens, Westinghouse and Reliance.

The other type of fibre optic modem offered by Weed is the Odyssey series, which plugs directly into the Allen-Bradley line of PLCs. This plug in module has the same functionality as the EOTec Series 6000 as well as the following additional features:

· In-rack design.

· Converts DH+ directly to fibre.

· Powered from PLC-5 backplane.

· Self-healing ring (optional).

· Single mode/multi-mode converter versions (optional).

· Compatible with 6000 Series modems.

The Odyssey Series offers a versatile fibre optic solution for any PLC-5 system using DH+ or remote I/O. Other features include switching the optical card from high power to low power, ability to switch between three different data rates with a single switch.

Weed has appointed Crisp Technologies as its representative in Australia and New Zealand.

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