Ethernet is no longer an option for Industrial Devices - ETHERNET IS A REQUIREMENT. Ethernet is the fastest growing segment of Industrial Networking for one reason - The Market (Your Customers) Loves Ethernet. And one of the most important Industrial Ethernet protocols is Modbus TCP. Modbus TCP is an industry de facto standard because of its openness, simplicity and minimum hardware required to support it. It combines a versatile, scaleable, and ubiquitous physical network (Ethernet) with a universal networking standard (TCP/IP) and a vendor-neutral data representation to create a truly open, accessible network for exchange of industrial data.
You can now add Modbus TCP communications to your VxWorks-enabled product quickly and easily with the Modbus TCP VxWorks development kit from Real Time Automation, Inc.. Developed specifically for 32-bit industrial platforms and fully integrated with the VxWorks TCP/IP stack, you can have Modbus TCP communications in days not weeks, months or years. The development kit includes everything you need to implement your Modbus TCP solution; "no royalty", single task source code, sample objects, a Modbus TCP Client tool, a ready-to-run sample application, complete documentation and much more.