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B&R Introduces Smart Display Link 3

B&R Industrial Automation

Distances up to 100 meters with Smart Display Link 3

B&R presents the new generation of display data transmission technology

B&R Smart Display Link 3B&R is excited to introduce Smart Display Link 3, the newest generation of its proven technology for digital display data transmission. This new version allows a maximum distance of 100 meters between the PC and panel, providing clear benefits for modular machine and system manufacturing in particular. Smart Display Link technology was first introduced in 2004 and made it possible for B&R customers to operate HMI devices at distances up to 40 meters.

Decentralization made easy
With Smart Display Link 3, all communication channels are transferred over a standard Ethernet cable. In addition to reducing cable costs, the thin cable and RJ45 connector are a perfect fit in tight spaces such as feed-through openings and support arm systems. Smart Display Link 3 offers high-end graphics performance as well. Graphics data is transferred directly from the PC system to the panel without having to be processed by additional PC architecture in the panel. This technology can also be used regardless of operating system.

With its modular design, Smart Display Link 3 can be used on all Automation Panels – not only new product generations, but all previous generations as well. As a result, Smart Display Link 3 is compatible with all Automation Panels currently in the field.

B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,500 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 175 sales offices in 75 countries.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally. 

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