QSI Offers Qlarity™ Objects Allowing Their Graphic Terminals to Communicate with Mitsubishi FX-Brand PLC Controllers

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QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has created a Qlarity™ library of objects to communicate with Mitsubishi FX-brand PLC controllers with serial communication modules. This new object library allows Mitsubishi customers to utilize QSI’s Qlarity family of graphic operator interface terminals. QSI has compiled an application note to assist in configuring the controllers.

QSI Corporation, manufacturer of rugged operator interface and mobile data terminals, has created a Qlarity™ library of objects to communicate with Mitsubishi FX-brand PLC controllers with serial communication modules. This new object library allows Mitsubishi customers to utilize QSI’s Qlarity family of graphic operator interface terminals. QSI has compiled an application note to assist in configuring the controllers. To obtain this documentation and support files, please visit http://www.qsicorp.com/appnotes.html.

“With the new Mitsubishi FX library, a graphical interface for an FX controller can be created in a short period of time using a variety of objects and display options,” said Ron Lloyd, Application Engineer for QSI Corporation. “This is a great enhancement to our product line, benefiting both Mitsubishi FX PLC users and QSI.”

Modules using the FX communication protocol include: FX3U-232-BD, FX2N-232-BD, FX1N-232-BD. QSI’s Qlarity library for the Mitsubishi FX-brand PLCs uses the FX communication protocol commands: Batch Read of Bit Device (BR), Batch Read of Word Device (WR), Batch Write of Bit Device (BW), and Batch Write of Word Device (WR). Once the controller is configured using Mitsubishi’s GX Developer, it can communicate with the serial module using the FX communication protocol.

Qlarity™ (pronounced Clarity) is an object-based terminal programming language used on QSI Corporation’s graphic terminals (QTERM-G55, QTERM-G70, QTERM-G75 and QTERM-Z60). Designing a simple control panel interface or a complete stand-alone application has never been easier. The ability to use pre-defined objects, edit existing objects or author your own objects, provides flexibility to the novice and expert alike. Qlarity Foundry™, a PC-based design tool, provides a Windows® environment for screen creation, application simulation, debugging and downloading to the Qlarity-based terminal. To learn more about Qlarity, visit http://www.qlarity.com. To learn more about QSI’s Qlarity-based graphic terminals, visit http://www.qsicorp.com/qlarity_hardware.html. Graphic images of the QSI’s Qlarity-based terminals can be downloaded from http://images.qsicorp.com.

About QSI Corporation

Established in 1983, QSI Corporation is a manufacturer of rugged handheld, panel-mount and pedestal-mount terminals for industrial OEMs and commercial vehicle systems integrators. QSI’s human machine interface (HMI) and mobile data terminal (MDT) products include character and graphic terminals that are programmable, customizable, CE certified and NEMA 4/12/13 rated. Numerous interfaces are available, including EIA-232, EIA-422, EIA-485, J1708, Ethernet and Power-over-Ethernet. QSI excels at designing and building custom and semi-custom terminals able to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, humidity and other environmental parameters. All QSI Corporation products are manufactured in the USA at the company's headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information contact QSI Corporation at 801-466-8770, Fax 801-466-8792, Web http://www.qsicorp.com or http://www.qlarity.com.

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