About Smarteye Electronic Assembly Communications

The Smarteye Electronic Assembly (SEA) Communications enabler uses the computer's serial port to communicate with Smarteye Electronic Assemblies on a multi-drop RS-232 or RS-422 network.

Using this option, CIMPLICITY software can:

  • Poll points at a user-defined scan rate
  • Read and write single points
  • Issue alarms to users when a device goes down or a reader error occurs
  • Monitor reader calibration

This enabler can:

  • Support up to thirty-two (32) SEAs per serial port.
  • Support up to eight (8) Smarteye readers per SEA.
  • Support Polled, Handshake, and Open Loop modes of the SEA.

This enabler supports the following CIMPLICITY features:

  • Polled read at user defined rates
  • Poll after setpoint
  • Triggered reads
  • Unsolicited data (only in RS-232 point-to-point configurations)
  • Alarm on communications failure
  • Server Redundancy configurations

This enabler supports the following data types:

  • Signed 8, 16, and 32 bit integers
  • Unsigned 8, 16, and 32 bit integers
  • Floating point
  • Text
  • Arrays