DirectBus : Distributed reduced cost field bus system for
is optimized for distributed configurations, can be connected
with a practically unlimited number of intelligent
modules-sensors without the need of repeaters, through a
common, long utp or ftp cable.
is centrally controlled by a pc computer through a series or
USB port. All the timing, handling and control is performed by
the central computer via the first specialized DirectBus
intelligent modules are sequentially
addressed in each sampling cycle.
software is developed for Windows platforms, and
transfers data to and from the bus through a DDE, using the
client-server function mode for any application program.
is transparent for the user. Every module is declared
to the system at the installation, and the DirectBus
driver assigns a unique physical address to it.
identification and status is performed in every cycle before
the exchange of data in a hybrid hardware and software mode so
that the Information throughput remains high.
centrally driven and controlled by a computer, networking,
high level programming, monitoring and all the other
existing facilities in a Windows environment
are available ex-officio.