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The Do-more! BRX platform includes built-in communications options to meet the demands of modern-day industrial networks. With a software-selectable RS-232 or RS-485 serial port on every MPU and the option of a built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, the BRX family can easily integrate into existing older networks as well as newer modern networks.
PLC communication is an ever-changing landscape with Ethernet and USB being the latest additions. Modern PLCs need to provide the ports and protocols required to easily navigate the communication choices available. But how do you accommodate PLC communication that keeps evolving? The BRX platform has a practical solution, the CPU Pluggable Option Module or POM.
Besides the built-in RS232/485 serial port and the built-in Ethernet port (on all BX-DM1E models), all of the BRX CPUs have an optional slot for an additional user-selected POM. These hot-swappable POMs are currently available with RS232, RS485, USB 2.0 and 1Mbps limited-use Ethernet options. Add the extra communication port you need now and change it if your needs change. Serial now but USB later, or USB now and Ethernet later - the choice is yours, now and in the future.
Don't want to pay for communication ports you won't use? With the Do-more! BRX PLC platform and the innovative POMs, you won't. In addition to the built-in ports, the POMs allow you to configure your CPU for the exact communications you need when you need it. Need just one extra serial port? How about a dedicated Ethernet programming or HMI port? Or maybe you need a single USB connection? With BRX PLCs you get more communication options for better savings and overall satisfaction.
And with support for EtherNet/IP (built-in Ethernet port only), Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, ASCII, K-sequence (DirectLOGIC users) and custom protocols (ASCII over serial, TCP or UDP over Ethernet), the BRX PLC family provides supreme communications versatility for any application.