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ProSoft Technology® releases the Ethernet to Belden® 9463 Blue Hose® Industrial Media Converter

The Ethernet to Belden® 9463 Blue Hose® Industrial Media Converter allows companies to upgrade their Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O™ system by running EtherNet/IP communications over the existing Remote I/O network. The work can be done during scheduled downtime, minimizing cost. 

Bakersfield, Calif., March 19, 2014 -- ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the release of the Ethernet to Belden Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter.

The new ProSoft Technology Ethernet to Belden® 9463 Blue Hose® Industrial Media Converter uses patented technology to help companies upgrade their Allen-Bradley® Remote I/O™ systems with minimal downtime. Once the Industrial Media Converters are installed, companies will be able to run Remote I/O and EtherNet/IP™ data simultaneously on existing Blue Hose cable. This allows upgrading of the individual nodes in phases.

The Ethernet to Belden 9463 Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter’s units are Plug & Play, with no configuration needed. The converters offer 57.6K and 115.2K baud rates and a maximum distance of 1,300 feet with simultaneous Ethernet and Remote I/O data (1,750 feet for Ethernet data alone). Repeaters are available for networks with distances up to 10,000 feet.

These Converters are the latest example of phased migration solutions from ProSoft Technology, giving companies the freedom to complete necessary upgrades on their schedule.

For more about ProSoft Technology’s legacy Remote I/O Migration Solutions ­­– including the Ethernet to Belden 9463 Blue Hose Industrial Media Converter – visit http://psft.com/eiprio5.

About ProSoft Technology

ProSoft Technology specializes in the development of industrial communication solutions for automation and control applications. Over the last 20 years, ProSoft Technology’s product lines have grown to over 400 communication interface modules supporting more than 60 different protocols. These include in-chassis interfaces compatible with the large automation suppliers' controllers such as Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, as well as protocol gateways and industrial wireless solutions. With 500 distributors in 52 countries and Regional Area Offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America, we at ProSoft Technology are able to provide quality products with unparalleled support to customers worldwide.