ProSoft Insights / Technology focus

Need to connect your barcode reader to a controller?

Language

Search Insights

Categories

Tags

Subscribe

Yes, I would like to receive marketing information from ProSoft Technology, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands indicated below.

I therefore provide my consent to the use of the personal information submitted here for the purpose of providing me marketing information related to ProSoft Technology, Inc. and its affiliates’ and subsidiaries’ products, services and marketing events. I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time. Additional information regarding ProSoft’s data privacy policies, including how to withdraw this consent, is available at www.prosoft-technology.com/privacy. ProSoft Technology, Inc. is a subsidiary of Belden Inc., and their affiliates, subsidiary companies and brands include ProSoft Technology SAS, ProLinx Comunicacao Industria, LTDA; Global Blue Networks Inc., and ProSoft Technology (Asia Pacific) SDN BHD.

Recent Posts

Benefits of a Cloud-Based Infrastructure Network

22 Jan, 2020 / Work Smarter

It is highly likely that OT (Operational Technology) and IT (Information Technology) wi...

Wireless I/O: Scalable Solution for your IIoT Strategy

17 Jan, 2020 / Work Smarter

Wireless technology has proven to be a valuable communication mode for industrial appli...

Petroleum company adds reliable connections to field equipment

08 Jan, 2020 / Application stories

A petroleum company wanted to integrate their operation to one centralized control room...

Cellular Technology: An IIoT Essential

17 Dec, 2019 / Work Smarter

Need to monitor equipment in the UK from Seattle? Not a problem. Can’t put a wired solu...

Need to connect your barcode reader to a controller?

Barcode readers are a key component in the warehousing side of any material handling application. Keeping track of product within you facility is essential knowledge for more than just security or accountability reasons: You could find it helpful to know how quickly your end product is being processed or your inventory levels, which in turn may help you improve productivity or reduce waste. 

That information would typically make it into your controller in the automatically fully integrated manufacturing network of your dreams. Here in the real world, though, this will take a bit of work, as chances are your barcode reader uses a different protocol than your controller. Many barcode readers communicate via Modbus®, while EtherNet/IP™ has grown in popularity among controllers. 

With a gateway connecting Modbus to EtherNet/IP, you can ensure your barcode reader’s data is making its way to your controller, giving you access to actionable data that can help you streamline your operation. (We promise you’re not dreaming.)

 

Learn more about solutions for automated material handling applications here.