- Large number of I/O interfaces integrated :
Contrary to the standard Revolution Pi design, the RevPi Compact is not modular. In order to meet most common application requirements, the RevPi Compact is equipped with a large number of digital and analog inputs and outputs. The device has eight digital inputs and 8 digital outputs. For analog sensors or actuators, the device is also equipped with 8 analog inputs (0 – 10 V) and 2 analog outputs (0 – 10 V). The inputs and outputs can be wired via screw terminals located on the top or bottom of the instrument.
The RevPi Compact already has master and slave capability for the popular network protocols Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP. Modbus TCP works with the RevPi Compact’s existing Ethernet interfaces (i.e. via the RJ45 sockets on the front panel) or any other added Ethernet connection (e.g. USB WLAN adapter) that provides the TCP/IP protocol. Modbus RTU can be implemented via
the 4-pin RS485 connector. The master and slave configuration is controlled by our browser-based, graphical configuration software PiCtory.
- Simultaneous operation in two networks:
The two separate Ethernet interfaces of the RevPi Compact allow the device to be integrated into two different networks at the same time. For example, sensor data from the OT network can be transferred from the shop floor to the RevPi Compact via Modbus TCP and sent further into the cloud or a higher-level IT system using MQTT or OPC UA.