GE Multilin MDS NETio Analog and Digital I/O


The GE Multilin MDS NETio is an integrated, scalable family of wireless solutions that provide long distance unlicensed communications, allowing users to interface both analog and digital I/O including sensors for pressure and flow as well as controls for pumps or alarms.

Features include:

  • Direct connectivity to analog and digital devices without the need for a controller
  • Unlicensed long range communication of IP/Ethernet or serial data
  • Supports multiple industry-standard protocols including Modbus TCP and DNP3
  • Reduces the high cost of wiring and terminations
  • Reduces integration, configuration, and support costs found with multi-box solutions
  • Seamless connectivity to network access points
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    • The GE Multilin MDS NETio can wirelessly regenerate I/O signals or use standard IP/Ethernet and serial protocols to communicate with controllers such as PLCs, RTUs and SCADA systems.


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Converged Communications for Hybrid Networks

Today’s environment requires that utilities develop comprehensive communication networks to meet demanding and evolving user, geographic and regulatory requirements. This ever-changing landscape often forces utilities to work with a variety of technologies to reach their infrastructure assets.

GE has addressed this challenge with the MDS Orbit platform. This next generation industrial wireless communications solution integrates a range of technologies from cellular to private, and unlicensed to licensed narrowband, supporting customers’ needs for secure private, public and hybrid communications networks.

MDS Orbit Platform supports a diverse portfolio of industrial modems, routers and gateways to extend wireless network coverage in various spectrum and geographic conditions, providing 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular communications for public and private connectivity globally. MDS Orbit’s Licensed Narrowband (LN) Series radio with QAM and adaptive modulation, offer 6 times increase in speed, cutting edge performance and versatility in the 400 and 900 MHz frequency bands. MDS Orbit’s 900 MHz unlicensed Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio offers high throughput with low latency while supporting a variety of deployment topologies.

The MDS Orbit platform’s portfolio of radios are factory-configurable and available in two form factors, the dual-Wide Area Network (WAN) radio MCR (Multiservice-Connect Router) and the single-WAN radio ECR (Edge-Connect Router).

The MDS Orbit platform provides a comprehensive security framework to support three unique facets of enterprise requirements: device, user and network security. Meeting the needs for functional and application flexibility and ease of use, the MDS Orbit platform of products offer multiple interface options in a compact robust package which adapts freely to indoor and outdoor environments.

Upgrade your existing iNET II network to the MDS Orbit Platform today!

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