You can quickly and easily network enable your QNX products with the EtherNet/IP Server development kit from Real Time Automation. This software is developed specifically for industrial platforms and is fully integrated with QNX Neutrino RTOS systems. You can have EtherNet/IP Server communications in days not weeks, months or years. The development kit includes everything you need to implement your EtherNet/IP networking solution; "no royalty," single task source code, sample objects, an EtherNet/IP Client tool, a ready-to-run sample application, complete documentation and much more.
EtherNet/IP is the standard for factory floor I/O applications in North America. Millions of EtherNet/IP devices populate the factory floors of large and small manufacturing systems. Enabling your product to communicate over EtherNet/IP vastly increases your potential market. EtherNet/IP shipments have more than tripled over the past five years and the forecast is for that growth to continue. If you are ready to EtherNet/IP enable your QNX based devices you’ve come to the right place.
You need EtherNet/IP but probably don’t know much about it and certainly don’t have a year or more to properly code it in house, deploy it and ring it out in 10 or 20 prototype systems. You make devices that do all kinds of wonderful things but you’re not an industrial networking expert nor should you be. That’s where we come in. Our only business is helping automation people just like you get network enabled. It is all we’ve been doing for more than 20 years.
Outta the box you’ll get not only the EtherNet/IP source code but a working Windows project that you can use to test it, the interface for many TCP/IP stacks, Modbus TCP Source Code, an extensive user manual and a PC Tool that you’ll use to send EtherNet/IP Messages to your device. Some folks have been able to take this tool and get some messaging working within a few hours!
You’ll Want To Know What Objects and Features are Supported
(for the rest of us just know that you’ll be getting everything that you’ll need to work with all the EtherNet/IP Clients like ControlLogix)
- Message Router Object
- Connection Manager Object
- Identity Object
- Ethernet Link Object
- TCP/IP Object
- Assembly Object
- User Defined Application Objects
- Full EtherNet/IP Application including explicit message client and server
- Class 3 explicit message server
- Class 1 I/O implicit
- Signal task solution that runs on a single thread
- Core Stack Source is 'C' code for portability
- QNX Platform fit
- Build options and Sample Platform Files for Windows XP/2000/NT, WINCE 4.2/5.0, Linux, Netburner, and others.
You’ll want to know that ALL EtherNet/IP devices must meet ODVA standards and be tested at an ODVA lab. With RTA you’re getting software that has been through that lab more than 50 times in all sort of devices. In fact we were the very, very first EtherNet/IP device certified by the ODVA even before Allen-Bradley!
You’ll like the fact that our support team will pretest and validate your device before it goes to the lab for official certification. Your device will pass conformance testing before it goes to ODVA testing saving you time, money and headaches.
RTA is your best solution for EtherNet/IP. RTA’s EtherNet/IP royalty free source code stack is a single task solution for EtherNet/IP. This solution was built from the ground up specifically for embedded microcontroller applications. It has an incredibly straight forward, easy to understand API that makes integration of EtherNet/IP into your device almost effortless.
The support and responsiveness or our support team is second to none. You receive support from the engineers that wrote the code and sit on the committees that define it. When you call RTA you will never get an automated voice or redirected to India. You get a live, industry recognized EtherNet/IP expert. That is the RTA difference.
Your next step is to use the Contact US button at the top of the page to contact the RTA Profinet Project Manager and schedule a telephone consultation to discuss your application.