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The AnyWhere Interface Box (AIB) maps an EVENT input to an ACTION output.
EVENT Inputs- GPI Input, Serial Receive, Ethernet Receive, and Periodic Timer
ACTION Outputs- GPO Output, Serial Transmit, Ethernet Transmit, and SNMP Transmit
Any EVENT can trigger any ACTION. One EVENT can trigger one ACTION. One EVENT can trigger multiple ACTIONs. GPI events trigger an ON ACTION and an OFF ACTION. Serial Receive, Ethernet Receive and Periodic Timer events trigger only ON ACTIONs.
A GPI ON event triggers an ON ACTION when the GPI turns on. A GPI OFF event triggers an OFF ACTION when it turns OFF. Use the 'Do Nothing' action to ignore the GPI ON or OFF event.
A Serial Receive and Ethernet Receive event turns ON, when received data matches the assigned, user entered data pattern, and then triggers an ON ACTION. The Ethernet Receive data must come from the assigned IP address and Port number, otherwise it is ignored.
Serial and Ethernet Receive data pattern matching supports simple and complex matching. Match a single received ASCII (ie: 'A') character or match a group of received characters (ie: 'control_on'). Match ASCII, binary and hexadecimal characters. Match the whole received character, the first half, the second half, specific bits, or ignore the whole character.
The Periodic Timer is a continuously running timer with a user assigned time period, 100 milliseconds to 1500 milliseconds (1.5 seconds). When the Timer expires, it triggers an ON ACTION, and then automatically restarts itself.
GPO ON and GPO OFF actions are individually configurable for the 8 GPOs- Latch, Momentary, and Toggle. Specify the momentary on time. Radio group and flip flop operation are supported.
The Serial Transmit action transmits a user entered group of characters out the serial port. Configure the serial port's Transmit/Receive baud rate and parity. 8-data bits. 1 Stop and Start bit. BREAK character supported.
The Ethernet Transmit action transmits a user entered group of characters to the user assigned IP Address and Port Number. UDP, TCP/IP (client and server), and SNMP are supported.
The Transmit action transmits ASCII and HEX characters, up to 256 in length. Add a WAIT to delay transmission of characters, 1 to 999 milliseconds. The characters preceding WAIT are sent immediately. The characters after WAIT are sent when the wait timer expires. More than one WAIT can be included.