RIO-24

24-Bit Remote Discrete I/O Solution

Features

  • This product has been discontinued. Please take a look at the W-RDG-24 instead, a direct replacement design.
  • Wireless (ranges up to 7 miles), USB, RS-485 or RS-232 connectivity
  • Unit ships complete, power supply included
  • Optional removable screw terminals for field wiring
  • Software includes real-time display and log-to-disk feature
  • I/O lines are configured as inputs or outputs by software command
  • Outputs sink up to 350mA each, or switch between 0 and 5VDC
  • Lines configured as outputs read-back at the connector to verify proper operation
  • Pull-up resistors on inputs are provided to read dry-contact closures
  • Compatible with industry standard solid state module racks like Opto-22
Model RIO-24 is a ready-for-use Digital I/O solution with 24-bits in any combination of inputs or high-current outputs. The unit is housed in a steel enclosure and interfaces to a controlling computer through a wireless link, USB converter, or an RS-232 port via RS-485 converter. The core of the RIO-24 is our RDG-24 RS-485 Digital Input/Output REMOTE ACCES Pod. Typical applications include remote data acquisition and control of switches, relays and more.

SOFTWARE SUPPORT

A Windows based application is included that allows for establishing communication, quick setup and testing of I/O. The program displays all 24 inputs and outputs simultaneously, and allows for one-click direction configuration. Full source code is provided, as well as a number of other samples in a variety of languages to demonstrate techniques for developing custom applications for logic functions, etc. The RIO-24 can also be used as a stand-alone controller with the help of our Firmware Development Kit.

Drivers and Downloads

List of available Downloads: Software Packages, Drivers, Manuals, and other documents


Custom Software

ACCES also offers Custom Software Services for our products. Our prices are unbelievably low, often as inexpensive as free! If you need something tweaked to support your needs, or an entire enterprise application developed from scratch, it is definitely worth your time to inquire with us, first.


Available Reference Manuals


Further information about available ACCES Software:

Redistributing Windows Drivers
A list of ACCES drivers and the files that compose them under different versions of Windows, so you can easily redistribute ACCES cards and drivers.

VERSIONS

Model RIO-24-W includes a Wireless transceiver set. On the computer side, the Wireless module is powered by a wall adapter and plugs directly into an RS-232 port. It includes a wire antenna, and no software is needed, thus making the Wireless link transparent to the user. On the Remote side, the unit has a Wireless transceiver installed in the lid of the protective metal enclosure which is then wired into the I/O Pod. One AC/DC supply is included with this which plugs into 115VAC and powers all the electronics of the I/O and the Wireless module. The unit ships with a power cable and DB9 connector to plug into the DC output of the supply. Alternately, if no AC power is available at the remote site, a battery can be purchased instead of the AC/DC supply.

The Wireless version is handy for systems where you need to add a remote alarm or pick up a contact closure at some distance from a PC, without running any wires. Different ranges are possible with different antennas, from a couple-hundred feet up to 7 miles with a clear line of site. A Spread-Spectrum un-licensed radio set is used with a frequency hopping feature for higher reliability.

Model RIO-24-U is packaged for connection to a USB port. This solution uses the PC power supply through a spare Molex connector, to our PC-POWER-OUT cable which installs with a card mounting bracket that has a DB9F connector on it. Mating to the DB9F is a fused power cable which connects +12V to the power input of the RDG-24. Communications with the host computer are accomplished via our USB-485 converter to a cable wired up to the serial data screw terminals on the RDG-24.

Model RIO-24-S is packaged for connection to an RS-232 port via an RS-232 to RS-485 converter. This solution also uses the PC power supply through a spare Molex connector, to our PC-POWER-OUT cable which installs with a card mounting bracket that has a DB9F connector on it. Mating to the DB9F is a fused power cable which connects +12V to the power input of the RDG-24.

Model RIO-24-E is packaged for connection to a Ethernet port. This solution uses the PC power supply through a spare Molex connector, to our PC-POWER-OUT cable which installs with a card mounting bracket that has a DB9F connector on it. Mating to the DB9F is a fused power cable which connects +12V to the power input of the RDG-24. Communications with the host computer are accomplished via our ethernet to 485 module wired directly to the serial data screw terminals on the RDG-24.

 
ModelPrice (USD)
RIO-24-W995.00
RIO-24-U513.00
RIO-24-S455.00
RIO-24-E455.00

Acquisition, Control, Communication: Engineering and Systems

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