When connected to an Ethernet network, iSeries controllers, panel meters, transmitters and signal conditioners allow a user to monitor and control a process through a web browser. Controller can send an e-mail to a specified engineer alerting of alarm condition or to update status. Data is sent and received in standard TCP/IP packets. From Newport Electronics Inc., device has embedded Internet capability, and each is assigned an individual IP address.
November/December 2000, RS# 219