netTAP 100 connects to communication networks and acts as a Gateway for sophisticated conversions between one Real-Time Ethernet protocol (2-port) and one fieldbus protocol or one serial automation protocol as well as between two fieldbus protocols as well as between one fieldbus protocol and one serial automation protocol. Licensed Master functionality is unrestricted.
A memory card slot allows the user to save firmware and configuration data on a removable card. In case of problems, the user can continue operation within a few seconds by removing the memory card from the netTAP 100 and connecting it to a spare unit.
Apart from standard protocols, netTAP 100 supports the programming of special serial protocols with the Lua-based scripting language netSCRIPT. A full-featured development environment (included within the delivery) allows the comfortable and rapid programming of any proprietary serial protocol as well as the I/O data preprocessing and further processing during the conversion into the secondary I/O field protocol.