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UKIVA Machine Vision Conference



Join us on 15 July 2021 on the MVC Technology Presentation Hub and explore eight online seminar theatres. (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Line of sight optical comms at 100Mbit/s

Line of sight optical comms at 100Mbit/s

When a cabled data network solution is too expensive or simply not feasible then wireless is the obvious choice. However, if line-of-sight is possible then optical solutions can offer more reliable and secure connections over longer distances. Pepperl+Fuchs' optical data transmission units use a combination of modulated laser and infrared light to pass data seamlessly between themselves at distances up to 300m.

Configuration of the units is unnecessary beyond the connection and alignment of the units. The devices are protocol independent and transparent to the network allowing up to 100Mbits/s of data to be transferred via any protocol including Ethernet/IP, ProfiNet, Fast Ethernet, Powerlink and EtherCAT.

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