1) Ethernet IP - Sample Add On Instructions Provided. At this time only Allen Bradley CompactLogix and ControlLogix PLC CPUs that use RS Logix 5000 software are supported. Sample projects can be downloaded from the Electronic Displays, Inc. website. Allen Bradley Micrologix, SLC500 or PLC5 PLC CPUs are NOT supported using RS Logix 500 software. Please refer to the ASCII protocol manual for examples. Typically, you will need to connect the serial port from the PLC directly to the LED sign using the DF1 channel 0 port with these types of PLCs.
Add-on instructions provided are used to make ladder logic based programming very easy. These set of AOIs can be imported into your project and reused in ladder flow.
EtherNet/IP is an application layer protocol that is transferred inside a TCP/IP Packet. That means that EtherNet/IP is simply the way data is organized in a TCP or UDP packet.
2) Ethernet Interface
All EDI models are available with high speed Ethernet TCP/IP communication interface in addition to RS232 and RS422/485 communication ports. This interface allows the marquee to reside on a 10/100 Mbps TCP/IP network (10 Base/100 Base T Ethernet) via an RJ45 port. Use Ethernet models for easy networking of the EDI marquees with 100 meters being the maximum distance between two nodes. For distances greater than 100 meters repeaters can be used to extend the distance between any two nodes.