ProSoft Technology’s best-in-class industrial wireless product just got more valuable for machine builders! We’ve added Network Address Translation (NAT) capability to the RLX2-IHNF, IHA, and IHG products.
NAT is a function that lets the IP addresses of devices on one side of the RLX2 look like different IP addresses on the other side.
For a machine builder, this is a big deal. Consider a machine builder who has 30 identical machines in a single system. This is common for AGV and conveyor systems, amusement rides, and other similar applications. The machine builder would like to use the same programming in each machine, but the unofficial “Laws of Ethernet” require that all IP addresses must be unique. Instead of re-programming all those machines with unique device IP addresses, the machine builder can now just enable NAT on the RLX2 of each machine. The devices on the machine can keep their cookie-cutter programming code, and the RLX2 can translate those devices to a set of unique IP addresses on the plant network.
Is that really valuable?
NAT in the RLX2 eliminates a lot of extra engineering and test time for machine builders. Time is money!
How do you get this?
Simple – update your RLX2 radios to the latest v37b firmware version, available on our website today!