New Product Alert: CAN USB PRO FD Adapter - 2 Channels: CAN & LIN

Mar 13, 2015 1:11:58 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in adapter cables, CAN, CAN FD, CAN USB PRO FD, General, hardware, LIN, PCAN-Light, PCAN USB, PCAN-USB-PRO, PCAN-View, PLIN, PLIN-API, Products, software, USB Port, Windows



canusbprofd_1The PCAN-USB-PRO FD adapter connects a USB port to CAN and LIN networks. Two CAN/LIN buses can be connected at the same time, with up to software four connections available using appropriate adapter cables (2 x CAN, 2 x LIN). The CAN USB PRO FD is housed in a robust aluminum casing making the PCAN-USB Pro FD adapter suitable for all types of applications.

The CAN USB Pro FD supports the new CAN FD standard and is 100% hardware & software compatible to the original CAN USB Pro adapter. The new PCAN-USB driver version 4 must be used.

The CAN USB Pro FD includes the software:

  • PCAN-View for Windows
  • LIN monitor PLIN-View for Windows
  • Software programming interfaces PCAN-Light and PLIN-API

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Going the Distance: How Range Affects IoT Design

Jan 21, 2015 1:42:00 PM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in buildings, cellular network, design, device power, Featured In, General, hardware, Internet connection, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT design, network range, software, transmission of data, transmission range



When it comes to designing products for the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) market, there are many development options. Designers must consider choices for hardware and software, Internet connection method and device power, to name a few.

When making these decisions, there is often one factor that will influence all these choices: distance. The network range required for IoT devices plays a surprisingly important role even in the smallest design decisions. After all, the transmission of data is at the core of IoT devices. Transmission range depends on the type of network used, the environment it will be used in, and the types of data being communicated.

Consider the following questions:

  • Will the device be used inside one building or between buildings?
  • Will the device need to transmit data through walls or floors?
  • Is transmission impacted by buildings or trees?
  • Will the device connect to a nearby existing network or to a cellular network miles away?
  • Will the device send show tourists of information, such as text messages, or longer information, such as videos or files?

Read more at Remote Magazine or download the PDF now.

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Grid Connect Introduces NET232+ Serial Device Server

Aug 26, 2014 9:05:01 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in embedded networking, General, NET232, Press Releases, Products, RS-232, software, temeprature


NAPERVILLE, Ill. – (August 26, 2014) – Grid Connect (, a manufacturer and distributor of embedded networking products, has introduced the NET232+, the next generation of serial device servers. The NET232+ helps extend the life and utility of existing RS-232 serial devices by providing a simple solution to enable them to connect to the network via Ethernet and TCP/IP

The NET232+ is a full-featured device server that delivers serial data rates up to 921kbps and auto-sensing 10/100Mbps Ethernet. This product supports up to four TCP connections (or a mixture of TCP and UDP). It also supports DNS, email serial triggers, email authentication, and 256-bit AES encryption at no additional charge. A debug trace feature helps troubleshoot the serial connection.

The NET232+ features an industrial grade temperature range, a factory reset push button, detailed LED status indicators, and an updated configuration web page.

The product is simple to configure using free installation software. Just connect the NET232+ to a serial device and to the local Ethernet network and run the software to find and set up the NET232+. It can be used in pairs to tunnel serial data between them over the Internet, or stand-alone connected to a serial device on RS-232 and to a host computer on Ethernet. The host computer can open a direct TCP connection or use the virtual COM port software.

The NET232+ is backward compatible with Grid Connect’s previous generation NET232 product.

Additional product information and online ordering are available at

About GridConnect

Grid Connect, an ISO 9001:2008 company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products that enable the Internet of Things. The company’s custom engineering services and attentive customer support ensure that all networking technology products sold by Grid Connect work to customer specifications. In-stock items usually ship the same day, and all products come with a no-risk, 30-day money back guarantee. Grid Connect also can be found on Twitter @GridConnect and on LinkedIn at


For information contact:

Linda Muskin, 847-432-7300

Mara Conklin, 678-825-2000

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