Data-Linc & SoftPLC Partner

You can use Data-Linc's Industrial Grade Modems and DataCom Peripherals
with your SoftPLC® based control systems!

Slot Mount Wireless ModemA SoftPLC Partner's Program Participant, Data-Linc manufactures the broadest line of industrial grade modems in the world. Data-Linc has focused its efforts toward insuring that the transmission of data between PLCs, RTUs, PCs and other industrial automation equipment achieves the highest possible level of accuracy, reliability and integrity. Full connectivity, compatibility and inter-operability with SoftPLC In Tealware™, SoftPLC Processors™, and other SoftPLC based controllers ensures ease of installation as well as providing insurance against potential operational problems. Data is transmitted serially by either RS-232/422/485 cabling or the SoftPLC ethernet port. Data-Linc's turnkey data communications systems integration capabilities are another added benefit to SoftPLC user.

Principle Features and Benefits of Data-Linc Modems
  • Slot mount versions of Data-Linc Modems are available for SoftPLC In Tealware CPU bases. These chassis mount versions are powered with a Data-Linc wall mount transformer.
  • When slot mount modems are not required, stand-alone metal enclosures with mounting flanges provide physical environment protection and EMI/RFI immunity.
  • Data-Linc Modems and connecting cables are factory configured for each application, assuring a "no-brainer" installation (no modem field settings, programming or adapters required).
  • Wireless uncompressed serial data rates to 115.2 Kbaud and wireless Ethernet Radio Data Rates to 188kbps (net throughput of 100kbps), distances up to 35 miles (multiples of this distance with repeaters). Operating temperatures from -40°C to +75°C (Dial-up/Leased Line Modems from -40°C to +85°C).
  • Data-Linc modems support point-to-point, multi-point and multi-path, multi-tier, multi-drop applications for CCS and SCADA installations.
  • Ability to transmit data across slip rings, sliding contacts, rolling wheels, shoes, brushes and conductor bars.
  • The Data-Linc MDL500 Series of FSK wire modems can even superimpose data on in-plant facility wiring, including AC/DC power lines, PBX telephone wires and instrument loop lines (simultaneously, without interfering with the current, voice or instrumentation signals being transmitted) thereby eliminating the time and expense of data cable installation.
  • Data-Linc employs only the most robust communications technologies to assure exceptional data communications reliability and integrity for data acquisition, control and SCADA applications:
    1. Frequency hopping spread spectrum wireless technology (902-928MHz and 2.4-2.483GHz license free bands available) is immune to interference and avoids data transmission problems.
    2. Frequency Shift Key (FSK) technology is immune to data transmission problems, providing the highest possible data reliability over any two conductor wire, shielded or unshielded, twisted or untwisted (no ground loop or shifting ground plane problems). Immunity to EMI, noise and surge).

In summary, Data-Linc utilizes the most advanced Frequency Hopping SpreadSpectrum technology for wireless data transmission (no site license required) and specialized Frequency Shift Key (FSK) techniques for data communications on any two conductor wire to provide the ultimate in data reliability and integrity while also achieving superior performance, user friendly ease of installation and insurance against potential operational problems. SoftPLC Corporation is proud to have Data-Linc as one of their SoftPLC Partner companies.

Who is Data-Linc?
Data-Linc LogoData-Linc Group is a Washington-based company that manufactures industrial data communications equipment. They provide the products and knowledge that ensures the reliable transfer of data even in the most demanding of environments. Clients from a broad range of industries have benefited from their communication solutions. For more information about Data-Linc industrial modems, contact Data-Linc Group, 2635 151st Place NE, Redmond, WA 98052, or call 425/882-2206; fax: 425/867-0865;; e-mail:

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