February 2008

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Popular, universal industrial protocol A white paper available from Moore Industries, "Using MODBUS for Process Control and Automation," describes how MODBUS works and how it can be used in new and le..

Popular, universal industrial protocol A white paper available from Moore Industries, "Using MODBUS for Process Control and Automation," describes how MODBUS works and how it can be used in new and legacy process control and automation systems. Although new analyzers, flowmeters and programmable logic controllers may have a wireless, Ethernet or fieldbus interface, MODBUS is still the protocol that most vendors choose to implement in new and old devices. MODBUS can run over virtually all communication media. This includes twisted-pair wires, wireless, fiberoptics, Ethernet, telephone modems, cell phones and microwave. One growing application is providing digital communications in older p

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