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Comtrol’s Edgeware ® Leads the Way in RFID Integration Innovation

MINNEAPOLIS — March 26, 2007…

Comtrol Corporation’s Edgeware edge controller continues to be on the cutting-edge of tools for moving a RFID pilot into production. In addition to integrating enterprise applications, devices and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Edgeware now comes with DualConnectPlus Technology. This exclusive Comtrol technology can simultaneously connect both serial and Ethernet devices to PLCs and/or applications. It also provides filtering of string, RFID, and barcode data while extracting the barcode and RFID parameters.

The Edgeware controller enables enterprise applications such as SAP® and Oracle® to have real-time visibility of plant-floor devices like RFID readers. Edgeware does this with distributed architecture and embedded industrial Ethernet protocols like Ethernet/IP, PROFINET and Modbus/TCP. On-demand business decisions can be made based on real-time information that is gathered from RFID readers, bar code scanners, sensors and other devices. The Edgeware edge controller brings RFID business intelligence to your system.

Edgeware Edge Controller Benefits & Features:

  • Make business decisions as plant floor information is gathered and communicated in real-time
  • Leverage existing PLCs by communicating via industrial Ethernet and serial protocols
  • Maintain low cost-of-ownership through flexible and reliable solid-state design
  • Easy and transparent integration of controls infrastructure, plant floor devices and enterprise applications
  • Patent-pending information routing technology
  • Embedded RFID software
  • Real-time OS
  • Industrial temperature range and variable power
  • Multi-port models
  • Wireless Option
  • ROHS/WEEE compliant
  • Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)

About Comtrol Corporation

Comtrol is a global leader in network enabling devices with 25 years experience in serial device connectivity. Comtrol’s innovative industrial connectivity products lead the way in enabling communication between disparate systems and devices and simplifying automation. Comtrol manages communications for PLC or PC platforms, between plant-floor devices and information management systems. Connect, communicate, and control with Comtrol. Visit for more information.

For more information on the Edgeware edge controller please view the online datasheet: