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Optima control over IP

HARMAN_m_hodelHARMAN_m_hodel Professional Services GroupPosts: 11
Is it possible to use an NI-4100 to control the Optima series using TCP/IP and the ethernet port on the Optima? The Duet module states that it is specifically for the serial port. I see in the manual that there is an APWeb expansion board, but this seems to be a TCP/IP to serial bridge.

Any help would be appreciated.

Marc

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  • mritzmritz Junior Member Posts: 22
    As it is written in the Optima installation & setup manual, it seems that it is possible to control it using two types of communication protocols: First, normal serial control over RS232 - this is only done via serial ports. Second, it is possible to use the X(n)-Net protocol - and this is possible over all ports (ethernet, serial). You can see also chapter 5 - attaching an external controller - in the manual. I am not familiar with X(n)-Net, but maybe you can find more info on the cd-rom, because in the manual there is written:

    Note: The AutoPatch Software and Documentation CD includes an
    interface library, the XNNet Communication Library, with programming
    examples for programmers who want to set up their own control
    programs.

    Maybe this helps,

    regards

    Markus
  • HARMAN_m_hodelHARMAN_m_hodel Professional Services Group Posts: 11
    thanks for the help- it looks like we're going to go with outsourced IP to 232 converters.
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