Topic: CM010

Connection Through Another Panel (Pass Through)

The following information applies to the Connection Through Another Panel option available on All the PLC Panel Manager Setup windows.

Connection Through Another Panel Option (Pass Through)

In addition to providing the fields to configure the Protocol for the PLCs supported by C-more Panels, the C-more Software's Panel Manager provides an option to Connect Through Another Panel. The Connection Through Another Panel selection allows you to connect a C-more Panel to other C-more Panels on your network via an Ethernet connection. This type of connection is also known as a Pass Through Connection.

The Connect Through Another Panel option allows a Panel (the Client Panel) to use a second Panel (the Server Panel) that is connected to a PLC serially, as its connection to the Server Panel's PLC. Therefore, the Server Panel will pass data through itself from the Client Panel to the PLC and from the PLC to the Client Panel.

There are several advantages to this option:

The following is an example of a Panel Pass Through Connection: