The ComBlock Concept [MONITORING & CONTROL]

ComBlock modules can be controlled and monitored remotely over a single connection. Four connection types are supported:
  • USB 2.0
  • TCP/IP over a 10/100 Mbit/s LAN
  • 115.2 Kbaud/s serial link
  • CardBus
The ComBlock Control Center software provides a simple user-friendly method for monitoring and control in four easy steps:
  1. Connect with the ComBlock assembly
  2. Automatic detection of the constituent modules of the assembly
  3. Download firmware when new versions are available
  4. Monitor and control each module

For more detailed information about the ComBlock Control Center, please refer to the user manual.

The actual configuration resides in each ComBlock in non-volatile memory. It is automatically loaded at power up. Thus, remote configuration is not required once the ComBlocks are configured.

Custom monitoring & control applications can also be developed. The messages and protocols for communicating with ComBlock modules are described in an API document.