The Protege DIN Rail Module Network repeater is designed to extend the network capabilities of the Protege system, an advanced technology security product providing seamless and powerful integration of access, security and building automation. The module network repeater is added to the system via the RS-485 or Ethernet and provides optical isolation between up to three branches of the module network, easing power requirements.
The Ethernet solution enables the module network repeater to communicate via UDP through a switch or router. You can connect the network repeater via Ethernet to:
You can place the network repeater virtually anywhere on the RS-485 module network to:
Isolated RS-485 Network Spurs
The RS-485 ports can be used to extend the network into up to three optically isolated branches. This enables the creation of isolated RS-485 networks for keypads or devices located outside or in publicly accessible areas or for replacing existing systems using spur wiring.
Configurable RS-485 Biasing
RS-485 biasing on the COM ports enable you to set master or slave configuration for each port. This allows for more reliable communication between the network repeater and the connected modules.
The web interface enables you to configure and manage the module network repeater's settings. The web interface also allows you to monitor the status of the network repeater and view the version information.