Avoid the extra cost of an additional controller and effort of maintaining multiple applications. Start with a Digi Z45 Industrial Controller and add I/O by connecting Digi Z1201 expansion modules for a solution tailored to your system.
With support for various I/O combinations — relays, digital, analog, pulse, inputs and outputs — the expandable Digi Z1201 I/O module provides monitoring and controlling for use cases requiring unique I/O combinations.
On-device logic is supported from anywhere by Digi’s Z45 Industrial Controllers. Our controllers perform simple to medium complexity control logic, similar to that of a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
Unlike a PLC, our controllers are designed for remote, distributed I/O applications in a single end-to-end solution. Data communication between Z45 Industrial Controllers and Z1201 modules is provided by a 2-wire RS-485 connection with addressing and individual pin function established by program control using our Automation Control Application.
Digi Z1201 is a 16-pin, multifunction I/O module consisting of 8 collector outputs, and 8 multifunction inputs, each of which can be configured under software control for analog, digital or pulse operation. The module can be daisy-chained for expansion beyond a single I/O module.