ESIS Newsletter - December 2009

Welcome to the December issue of the ESIS Newsletter! We hope you will find the articles in our newsletter useful and informative.

In this issue:

Please don't forget that if you have any questions, we would be more than happy to help. You can email us, or phone us on +61 2 9481 7420.

Merry Christmas! Esis Christmas Closure

Merry Christmas from everyone at Esis!

Esis will be closing for the Christmas break from 2pm on Wednesday 23 December 2009, and re-opening on Monday 4th January 2010.

We would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a Merry Christmas, and we thank you for your support in 2009, and wish you a very happy and prosperous year in 2010.

Epson Discproducer 30% price drop

Epson Discproducer PP-100Recently the price has been cut by 30% on Epson's full featured Discproducer CD/DVD publishing system.  The system was previously priced at $6499 inc GST, and it is now available for only $4499 inc GST.

The PP-100 Discproducer offers a complete CD/DVD publishing solution, with 2 DVD burning drives and a direct-to-disc inkjet printer that uses 6 separate ink tanks for maximum efficiency and print quality. 

Wide range of applications

Whether you need to burn and print a few CDs or DVDs at a time or up to 100, Epson’s easy–to–use, feature–packed Discproducer is the answer. It’s ideal for a wide range of businesses and organizations including duplication service providers, schools and universities to professional photographers and ad agencies, clinics and practices, kiosk applications and corporate communication centres, software and IT companies.


  • 100 disc (batch) capacity
  • AcuGrip™ technology – minimises two-disc feeding
  • Highest quality printing in its class
  • Six individual, high capacity ink cartridges
  • Low-ink sensor and LED for each cartridge
  • Label printing up to 60 discs/hour
  • Compact rugged construction for top reliability
  • Easy-to-use software with label templates
  • Economical to operate and maintain

For more information and similar products please check out our CD/DVD Duplicators page, or contact us to discuss which model would best suit your requirements.

A new generation of Modbus gateways

EKI-1222 Modbus GatewayEsis introduces the EKI-1220 series of Modbus Gateways, for quick and easy integration of Modbus serial devices with Industrial Ethernet networks.  Available in two configurations, the EKI-1221 and EKI-1222 feature one or two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, with redundant 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connections, for transparently connecting Modbus ASCII/RTU and Modbus/TCP devices and equipment.

Transparent Operation

The EKI-1220 series gateways support a wide range of configurations between serial and Ethernet devices, including: Ethernet master to serial slave, serial slave to Ethernet master, and concurrent operation of both modes.  More importantly, they are designed for transparent operation, which means no changes are required to installed devices, equipment or software systems.

Advanced Functionality and Security

To route requests to the appropriate serial port on multi-port models, a user-defined table associates Ethernet host IP addresses to serial slave IDs, allowing access through a single IP port, for easier systems integration and compatibility with existing Modbus/TCP networks.  A connection status monitor is included, that displays which IP hosts are connected to each serial port, that is very helpful during setup and commissioning or to troubleshooting communications issues.  For enhanced security, access can be restricted to specific IP network hosts.
"Building upon our previous generation Modbus Gateway, and numerous enhancements suggested by our customers, we're excited about the exceptional performance and capabilities of these new models" said Paul Wacker, Product Manager for Industrial Communications at Advantech.  "The EKI-1221 and EKI-1222 give industrial equipment OEMs and end-users a transparent and cost-effective means to connect serial Modbus ASCII/RTU devices and equipment with Ethernet using Modbus/TCP."

Redundant Ethernet for High Availability

Given the zero unplanned downtime requirements for industrial applications, these Modbus gateways feature dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connections, to ensure communications in the event of a network problem.  With one physical connection assigned as primary and the other as backup, communications can continue on the backup in the event of a problem with the primary, ensuring uninterrupted communications and peace-of-mind for plant maintenance and operations staff.

Ruggedized for Demanding Industrial Applications

Like the other EKI series Industrial Ethernet products, the EKI-1221 and EKI-1222 are packaged in a compact and thin metal DIN-rail mount chassis.  Ruggedized for demanding industrial applications, these units include dual 12 to 48 VDC power inputs, power line surge (EFT) protection of 3,000 VDC, and 4,000 VDC Ethernet ESD protection to ensure maximum system uptime and uninterrupted communications.

"ARC's market research indicates that MODBUS remains the most common protocol for industrial Ethernet networks" said Harry Forbes, an ARC analyst. "Advantech's new gateway products for MODBUS and MODBUS TCP illustrate the continued need for solid products that serve these industrial applications" .

To purchase or if you have any questions, please contact  us.

New DaqLink 4-channel general purpose data logger

DaqLink 4-channel general purpose data loggerEsis introduces the DaqLink, a low cost, 4 channel, stand alone general purpose data logger from Fourier Systems. With built-in temperature and humidity sensors plus four external probe inputs, DaqLink ensures a budget friendly, reliable and accurate solution. For continuous indoor or outdoor data monitoring, the new DaqLink data logger is the tool of choice.

  • Real-time - Online operation with data results on screen
  • Independent - Manual or PC operation with on-site monitoring via two-row LCD display
  • Intuitive - Simple keypad and easy-to-navigate menus
  • Long life - Rechargeable battery lasting up to 6 months
  • Alarms - Four alarm levels, with visual LCD and audible alarms
  • Self-contained - Built-in temperature and humidity sensors for ambient monitoring
  • Variety - Inputs accept 4-20mA, 0-50mV, 0-1V, PT100, Thermocouple types J, K and T, frequency, pulse counter, and contacts
  • Non-stop - Continuous data storage to large onboard memory and periodic USB downloads

The DaqLink connects to your PC via USB for logger setup, downloading data and also for real-time operation. The easy to use software displays data in graph, table or statistical forms. Advanced alarm and analysis features make it simple to extract the information you want, and the data can also be exported to Excel files for further analysis.

For more information and pricing please contact  us.

New low cost multifunction USB DAQ module for testing and lab use

USB-4702 low-cost multifunction USB DAQ moduleEsis introduces the USB-4702 from Advantech, a unique 8-channel, 12-bit, 10 kS/s multifunction USB DAQ module for testing, lab, student or training use.  The USB-4702 is a specialised low-cost unit that has no casing whatsoever and is intended for customers looking for basic functionality and is recommended for students or trainees. 

The most inexpensive data acquisition module ever produced by Advantech, the USB-4702 provides analog I/O, digital I/O, and counter functions for a wide range of uses.  Moreover, the USB-4702 has all the advantages of USB-based devices, including portability and easy installation, allowing customers to have test and measurement capabilities. The USB-4702 includes Advantech's device manager, as well as WaveScan which is a data logging tool, and includes library examples such as Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual Basic. NET, Borland C++ builder, Delphi, and LabView.

To purchase or if you have any questions, please contact  us.

Hot Products

ElitePro poly-phase power monitoring data logger

ElitePro poly-phase power monitoring data loggerThe ElitePro energy logger  is a Class 1 accuracy power monitoring device, capable of measuring 3-phase Voltage, Current, VA, Watts, Power Factor and more.


Center temperature and humidity meters

Center 313 humidity and temperature data logging meterThe low cost and versatile range of temperature and humidity meters from Center represent excellent value for money. Various models are available with features including data logging capability, thermocouple inputs, dewpoint indication, and multiple sensor inputs.


Custom built PC's with ISA slots

Custom built industrial PC'sEsis has been custom-building PC's to meet customer requirements for several years now. We have a wide range of industrial grade and server grade componentry to draw on, allowing us to provide solutions to meet unusual requirements such as ISA slots, high temperature operation, fanless operation for dusty or high vibration environments, and more. Contact us now for a quote on a system designed and built to meet your needs.

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