Unitronics Introduces: KNX Gateway
Unitronics, an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of integrated PLC + HMI controllers, is now releasing a new building automation and industrial control gateway module. The new KNX gateway is an external, high-performance, low-cost building automation and industrial control protocol gateway that provides instant multi-protocol deployment of field protocols, enabling new or legacy devices to easily interface with other protocols. This new module, GW-KNX1, allows Unitronics PLCs to communicate with devices using the KNX network protocol; equipment using the KNX protocol includes lighting, security systems, energy management and HVAC systems.
The GW-KNX1 converts Modbus communications to KNX, allowing the user to connect UniStream and Vision PLCs to KNX networks via Modbus. Configuration of the gateway is simple; a KNX Configuration tool is available in both UniLogic and VisiLogic. The KNX gateway module is flexible, reliable and easy to use. This gateway will open the door to Unitronics distributors and customers for projects in Building management and related industrial systems. The addition of this gateway reflects Unitronics’ commitment to increasing the connectivity and flexibility of our all-in-one PLC+HMI controllers.