|SERCOS III Master Software Driver Library Submitted as Open-Source
Last week at the Hannover Fair, SERCOS International (SI) announced it will provide an open source software driver library for the SERCOS
III real-time Ethernet communication system master implementation. SERCOS III thus will be the first high performance real-time protocol which makes driver software available as source code, without any license fees and without any usage limitations.
The Linux open source operating system is increasingly establishing itself as a standard in this market. Therefore it is advantageous for vendors and users that the SERCOS III master library will become part of mainline Linux and that it now will be supplied under a license compatible with Linux.
We will provide a link for downloading the software library, once it is posted. It will take about a month.
Read the news release.
SERCOS Vendor Organizations Announce Encoder Profile for SERCOS III
Also at Hannover Fair, it was announced that a specification for an encoder profile for SERCOS III is being developed in consultation with users and suppliers and will be available in November 2009. In parallel, a conformance test is being developed to ensure interoperability of different devices.
Read the news release.
New Member of SERCOS N.A.
SERCOS N.A. welcomes new OEM/Systems Integrator member JBT Corporation (John Bean Technologies Corporation) of Redmond, WA. JBT Corporation is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food processing and air transportation industries. JBT FoodTech is a leading supplier of integrated food processing solutions.
You can read more about the company at www.jbtcorporation.com
SERCOS News - Issue
1 - 2009 -- This 16-page news magazine includes:
- An article on SERCOS III entitled "One Cable
is all you need."
- An article on the integration of SERCOS III into
the Schleicher Electronic XCx 1100 high
- An article describing configuration and enhanced
diagnosis with FDT/DTM.
- An article on the new SERCOS booth at the
recent SPS/IPC/Drives show.
- An article "SERCOS intensifies activities in Asia."
- Announcement of SERCOS III Pack Profile, member ads,
news about SERCOS and information on members' new
SERCOS III products.
You can download SERCOS News as a pdf from both www.sercos.com and
www.sercos.de. You can e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to request a printed copy. (Previous editions of SERCOS News are also available on the websites.)