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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 18495086, Entry date: 02/17/2004

Why was a scaleable application layer added to SmartLinx®?

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QUESTION: Why was a scaleable application layer added to SmartLinx®?

ANSWER: Users requested the functionality. Memory in PLC (Programmable Logic controllers) is valuable, and users did not want to waist memory. As well, bandwidth is valuable. By reducing the bandwidth used by the device, users can fit more devices onto a network, making the network more powerful and efficient.

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