Freeware simplifies setup and configuration of EtherNet/IP networks

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Phoenix Contact introduces EtherNet/IP Made Easy, a freeware tool that makes configuring Phoenix Contact managed switches and I/O for any EtherNet/IP application easy and quick.

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Phoenix Contact introduces EtherNet/IP Made Easy, a freeware tool that makes configuring Phoenix Contact managed switches and I/O for any EtherNet/IP application easy and quick. It can be downloaded at www.phoenixcontact.com/eip
With simple, wizard-style execution, EtherNet/IP Made Easy takes the user through all of the key steps of EtherNet/IP network device configuration. No software installation or SNMP services are required.

EtherNet/IP Made Easy supports multiple wired or wireless adaptors and provides network discovery and IP management functions for both managed switches and I/O. Key switch management features include the ability to monitor, set and save multicast IGMP and redundancy settings for groups of managed switches in just a few clicks.

For remote I/O, EtherNet/IP Made Easy ensures quick configuration of IP67 and IP20 I/O for use with any EtherNet/IP controller. In addition to support for standard digital and analog modules, dynamic linking to downloadable function blocks eases use of Phoenix Contact I/O special function modules with third-party controllers. For example, free add-on instructions for Allen-Bradley® RS-Logix(TM) 5000 allow easy implementation of control logic by users of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix®, CompactLogix® and DriveLogix® controllers.

Phoenix Contact offers a variety of ODVA-compliant components and systems. As an inaugural member of ODVA's CIP Conformity Club and an ODVA member since 1995, Phoenix Contact has affirmed its commitment to uphold the ODVA "Gold Standard" for network product conformity by following the most current edition of the CIP Network specifications and maintaining ongoing compliance to CIP Network specifications, rules and guidelines.

Phoenix Contact is a world leader in electrical connection, electronic interface and industrial automation technologies. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 46 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa. Global sales exceed more than 1 billion euro annually. Phoenix Contact's formal Integrated Management System is registered to ISO quality, environmental and safety standards (ISO 9001:2008,14001:2004 and 18001:2007).
For more information on Phoenix Contact's solutions for EtherNet/IP, visit www.phoenixcontact.com/eip, or call automation technical service at 800-586-5525, e-mail info@phoenixcon.com.

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