ProSoft Technology releases in-rack Linux Development Module for Rockwell Automation® ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™ processors

New module acts as a coprocessor and can be used for custom / proprietary functions or as a specialty protocol interface. The developer has the freedom to control what the module can do.

Bakersfield, Calif., June 5, 2014 -- ProSoft Technology® is pleased to announce the release of the Linux Development Module for ControlLogix® and CompactLogix™ processors.

The module enables C/C++ developers to write custom applications for legacy or proprietary applications.

The ControlLogix®-compatible module (MVI56E-LDM) has two independent Ethernet ports and two independent serial ports, and a scrolling LED display for custom messages. The CompactLogix™-compatible module (MVI69E-LDM) comes with one Ethernet port and two independent serial ports. A complete Linux virtual machine, integrated development environment and a C API backplane interface are supplied on a development-kit DVD, allowing users to start coding immediately.

The Linux Development Module is ideal for anyone who wants to create applications that interface with any device requiring custom Ethernet and serial communications, or execute custom functions.

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