New iSeries devices, billed as the first web-enabled controllers, panel meters, transmitters and signal conditioners, connect directly to an Ethernet network with a standard RJ-45 connector and can send and receive data in standard TCP/IP packets. They can serve web pages over an Ethernet LAN or even over the Internet, making it possible to monitor and control a process through a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, from anywhere in the facility or world. No special software is required to view the data and "supervise" the controller. Pricing starts at $150.
Omega Engineering Inc., 203-359-1660