By Alyssa Dalton
Jun. 26, 2015 – The Productivity2000 is one of AutomationDirect’s newest addition to the Productivity line of industrial controllers. The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. Promising to be high-performance, the CPU boasts 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports. The P2-550 CPU features LED status indicators as well as a four line x 10 character high-resolution OLED diagnostic text display with keypad for status, configuration, system alarms and user-defined messages. Five onboard communications ports, including Ethernet, USB and serial, support communications protocols including Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP and ASCII. A micro USB 2.0 (type B) port provides plug-and-play connection for programming, online monitoring and firmware upgrades.