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Embedded World 2010
Thank you very much for your visit!


We would like to thank all visitors cordially who came to our booth at the Embedded World 2010 Trade Fair in Nuremberg.

We are happy you got the opportunity to contact us personally to have a first-hand look at our new innovative products.

All our products are uniquely convincing by virtue of their extraordinary versatility, compact rugged design, high functionality and easy integration.

Please contact us to get more information on our products and customized hardware and software development.

We will meet your challenges and would be glad to implement your projects to your best advantage.

View photos of the ipcas booth at “Embedded World”:

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More photos are available on flickr.

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Universal I/O Adapter for USB and Ethernet

USB IO and Network IO

Universal Input/Output Box

The ipcas USB I/O, Ethernet I/O is the well-proven all-in-one solution for your analog and digital communication. (Universal Input/Output Box)
The device is ideally suited for extensive measurement data acquisition and analysis as well as for the needs of automation technology.
Its integration into existing system environments is easily performed without retrofitting.
All you need is a USB connection.

Due to its highly flexible, modular structure, the USB to Input/Output Box (and Ethernet Input/Output) is best equipped to suit any individual solution. 5 module connections are available.

Modular structure / Modules:

  • 8 digital inputs
  • 8 digital outputs
  • 5 analog inputs
  • 1 analog output and 4 analog inputs
  • 3x PT100 (4 wire)

Special feature:

Extended temperature range from -40° to +70° Celsius.

Due to its extremely wide temperature range, the USB to I/O Adapter can be operated under extreme temperature conditions. This enables you to use the USB I/O in the most adverse rugged environments.

The Input/Output Box is connected via USB. The voltage supply is also provided via USB. The power input is extremely low, so that energy consumption is kept to a minimum, so all you need is one USB. Optionally, the I/O extension can be connected externally to a 24V circuit.

The USB I / O, Ethernet I / O Box is a ideal extension for the ipcas Linux box LB3.

Photos: Taken at the Embedded World 2010
Network andUSB I/O extension ipcas Linux Box LB3 I/O

Further information for the USB and Ethernet I/O Adapter and the Linux box LB3 on the product page.
Or please contact us.

USB Floppy Emulator

ipcas - USB Floppy Emulator

No more floppy disks!

Many machines and devices are still using floppy disk drives as the only means of data input.
CNC, milling, injection mold, or embroidery machines, laser cutting devices and integrated control systems, just to mention a few,
are still being fed data with floppy disks several times a day.

Swap your legacy floppy diskette drive for the new USB floppy emulator!
From now on use reliable USB pen drives instead of vulnerable diskettes!

Good news for you:
You won’t ever need floppies anymore and yet you’ll be able to secure a guaranteed long-term future for your machines and systems.

Photos: Taken at the Embedded World 2010
Floppy Emulator, USB Floppyemulator

Further information on the Floppy Emulator product page.
Or please contact us.

embedded world 2009

Visit us at embedded world 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany.

embedded world 2009 - Mach 3 to 5, 2009 - Hall 12, Stand 555

The embedded world is the leading international exhibition for the embedded community.

Inspired by the excellent results of recent years, we are going to present more innovative solutions in 2009.

embedded world 2008 embedded world 2008: ipcas Printing Solution ipcas at the embedded world 2008 ipcas at the embedded world 2008: Metering.Network
Photos from 2008
FAMOUS.Base With FAMOUS.Base, ipcas offers an integral solution for production (PDA) and machine (MDA) data acquisition and management.

Production data, working hours, process and cycle times as well as energy consumption can thus be efficiently recorded and analyzed.

FAMOUS.Base provides you with a cost-effective first base towards industrial processes monitoring and control. FAMOUS.Base can be combined in a modular fashion with any of our hardware products any time.

We also customize integrated solutions to meet your individual requirements.

Benefit from our 20 years of experience in the embedded field!

With our flexible converters upgrades of your machinery and equipment are hardly ever necessary.

According to our motto “Never change a running system” we prefer low-cost connecting to high-cost retrofitting.

Printing Solution Our Printing Solutions enable paperless logging of print and record data. On request, you may also connect a modern printer with a USB interface to a device with RS232 or Centronics interfaces.
Metering.Network Metering.Network helps you to keep your energy consumption under control. Cost-intensive cabling is no longer necessary, because we use the existing power grid for data communication.
I/O Solution - ipEther232.IO Our I/O solutions, ipEther232.IO and USB I/O, prepare analog and digital data fast and efficiently for further processing.
Ethernet Terminal The Ethernet Terminal adapts to its specific environment like a chameleon. Individual programming with an open XML structure makes it highly flexible. You may use one terminal for all kinds of applications. That means your Ethernet-Terminal can still be used under altered operational conditions. Once used as a PDA terminal it can be easily changed to a MDA or TDC terminal.
Embedded PC Linux Box 1 (LB1) Are you an industrial solutions provider? Then why not try our extremely energy-efficient embedded PC’s. The Linux Box 1 (LB1) is a ready-to-run embedded PC within a rugged aluminum casing that uses only 1,35 W at 100% CPU load.

LB1’s logical follow-up LB3 also provides a convincing choice due to its more powerful processor and its integrated digital I/O interfaces.

PPP Gateway - ipEther232.PPP ipEther232.PPP enables you to quickly and easily connect your PPP-enabled network devices with no Ethernet interfaces to your network. The ipEther232.PPP works like a PPP gateway for all serial RS232 devices. In other words, it is an external network adapter for PPP-enabled devices with serial (RS232) ports.
NTP Time Server - ipNTP ipNTP, the NTP Time Server, always gives you the exact time throughout the whole network.

Needless to say, we also customize solutions to suit your own individual hardware requirements.

Please visit us at embedded world 2009.

We would be more than glad to help you!

Mach 3 to 5, 2009
Hall 12, Stand 555
Trade Fair Center Nuremberg

Contact us:


Phone: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-100
Fax: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-78

Devices networked in no time!

Some time ago (Refer to "Get your PLC’s …) I introduced our Serial-Ethernet Converter as the device to link up your old machines, devices and interfaces to an Ethernet or other network (including the Internet!) for all kinds of control or data acquisition applications.

For all those of you who might have some qualms about the connectivity, installation, or configuration and the time, costs, or expertise that might be involved to do the job, I’ve got good news for you!

Immediately installed – Serial-Ethernet Converters

Are Serial-Ethernet Converters difficult to install? Not in the least! Since most devices are already equipped with RS232 interfaces, Serial-Ethernet Converters offer cost-effective and quick solutions for linking up even older machines and systems with modern networks and computer systems. Ready to run. No complicated or time-consuming driver installations required.

Here’s an example how to network your equipment:

Use a Serial – Ethernet Converter to Connect a Simatic S7 PLC to the Ethernet!

Easy to configure – Serial-Ethernet Converters

But now let us get down to the important details! Here is an example how to install and configure a PLC (e.g. Simatic S7-200, test motor) with a network terminal by interconnecting a Serial-Ethernet Converter (e.g. ipEther232).

This is how easy networking can be – judge for yourself!
View the instruction path: Serial-Ethernet Converter networks a Simatic S7 (PLC)

Get your PLCs networked!!

Do you still rush to all of your machines, devices, or appliances and back again every time you want to monitor parameters, log processes, or change settings?
What if they don’t work properly – how do you know unless you take another trip back again to find out?

How much time and resources are still being spent on worrying, scheduling, and moving back and forth, sometimes over long distances, to monitor and set equipment?

RS232 (serial) to Ethernet (network) Converter

Networked operating environments
through Serial-Ethernet Converters

Just think: with a Serial-Ethernet Converter

you could be doing all these things comfortably from your home or office PC and have all this time to yourself for your leisure or for more creative and productive tasks.

In the meantime being networked has become a global standard and a benchmark of competitiveness. Wherever large stakes are involved, it is an absolute must! And Serial-Ethernet Converters are the easy way to do it!

Costs/Benefits of Serial-Ethernet Converters

Are they expensive? No, not really – Serial-Ethernet Converters are well below the lower price range of normal PCs. And just think of all the time, work, and energy resources you could be saving. Enjoy the competitive edge you’ll gain! Savor the thrill of stepping into the age of intelligently networked environments! Save time and money. Reap the benefits!

For specifics view Serial-Ethernet Converter