1. Benefits of Ethernet RIO for Applications
Ethernet RIO delivers numerous benefits to many different applications. These benefits include distributed control and monitoring, single-point measurements, flexibility, and more. Read on for details about these benefits.
Distributed Control and Monitoring
You can use NI Ethernet RIO to perform control or monitoring tasks up to 100 meters away from the host using a point-to-point Ethernet connection. Alternatively, you can connect the NI Ethernet RIO directly to an enterprise network, and the I/O can be accessed from anywhere on that network from any Windows or NI LabVIEW Real-Time host. Optional hosts include NI CompactRIO; embedded PXI controllers; and industrial, rack-mount, or desktop PCs.
Using Ethernet RIO, you can instantly read and write scaled, calibrated I/O data without any FPGA programming or compiling. This is perfect for measurements such as position, temperature, and flow.
NI Ethernet RIO offers a simplified software experience directly out of the box. The LabVIEW Real-Time Module is not required for access to the NI C Series I/O from a Windows-based system. If you want to access the C Series I/O using NI Scan Mode, then the LabVIEW FPGA Module is not required. Because of its flexibility, Ethernet RIO allows you to seamlessly distribute industrial, signal-conditioned I/O to numerous locations remote of your central host controller.
These features are beneficial to many different application spaces such as the following:
- Energy/Power Monitoring
- Environmental Research/Monitoring
- Factory Automation/Monitoring
- Laboratory Research
3. RIO Laser Light Show Demo
Ethernet RIO expansion chassis allow you to easily add C Series I/O to any standard 10/100 Ethernet network. In this quick demonstration, see how the flexibility of Ethernet RIO and the onboard user-programmable FPGA can be used to perform deterministic, multi-axis laser control.