netTAP 50 is a protocol converter for simple conversions. netTAP 50 converts 1-port Real-Time Ethernet, fi eldbus
and serial automation protocols. Slave to slave or slave to master conversions are supported. As a master, netTAP
50 provides full master functionality to one slave device only. This makes it easy to integrate a single fi eld device into
any higher-level network.
The design impresses with a cost-optimized, compact hardware implementation being reduced to the elementary requirements
of a protocol converter. The converter addresses market segments which set the focus on cost savings.
The cost-reduced design combined with its countless conversion possibilities makes netTAP 50 an attractive gateway
in terms of price and universality.
netTAP is configured and diagnosed by the universal FDT/DTM technology based configuration tool SYCON.net.
LED indicators are visualizing status information for rapid on-site diagnostics. The protocol conversions are preprogrammed
and loaded as firmware into the device on demand. Conversions needing the same physical network
interface can be managed by a single device variant. So a device can be for example a PROFIBUS slave on one
hand or a PROFIBUS master by a simple firmware change on the other.