Andover, Mass.--Nov. 25, 1997--Raytheon Control-By-Light, aleading supplier of distributed sensing and control solutions,broadened its product suite with the addition of its Multifunction Senseand Control Module. Control-By-Light's new fiber optic Multifunction I/OModule is a 48-channel sensing and control module that delivers a low-cost, fault-tolerant distributed sensing and control solution for aerospace,marine, building automation, and industrial control applications. Keyfeatures include: industry standard, open field-bus protocol (Lonworks); high-reliability single-redundant system; immunity to electromagnetic and high-intensity radio frequencyinterference; superior built-in test, performance monitoring, and fault isolation support; single nonvolatile control node; and Motorola 68332 on-board coprocessor
Control-By-Light's new Multifunction I/O Module is part of a completefamily of distributed sensing and control solutions that includes fiberoptic transceivers, control nodes, bridge/routers, control modules, andaircraft control products. Designed with a high degree of reliability,flexibility, and fault tolerance, the entire product family supportsmultiple network topologies and is readily integrated with other networks.Control-By-Light distributes the processing intelligence directly to smartsensors and actuators and delivers distributed fault tolerance, improvedreliability, and reduced software complexity.
Raytheon Control-By-Light provides standards-based solutionsfor distributed sensing and control applications via fiber optic and radiofrequency (RF) networks for commercial businesses and government agencies.Its products are used in a wide range of applications in which there is a needto automate and control functions within a vehicle, physical plant, orindustrial process.
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