EtherCAT functionality has been added to netHOST RTE, the autonomous Ethernet master that allows industrial PCs and embedded systems to control real-time Ethernet networks over an ordinary LAN connection.
A simple TCP/IP-based transport protocol transfers the services between the controlling unit and the device. A DLL for Windows and C source code is provided: the call interface (API) is identical to Hilscher's other PC cards. Two devices can be used in combination to realize redundant applications. The memory card slot enables recovery on a replacement device in less than a minute. netHOST RTE.