CONNECT I/O is a tool that enables HOME I/O to be easily integrated with automation technologies. With CONNECT I/O, you implement some kind of functionality by drawing a diagram with nodes and linking them together.
Basically, you use CONNECT I/O for three different purposes:
- Connect HOME I/O to external automation technologies (e.g. PLC, Modbus, microcontrollers, ...). In this case, CONNECT I/O can be seen as a gateway between external technologies and the simulation.
- Control HOME I/O by designing a controller with function blocks.
- Perform acquisition and analysis of data coming from HOME I/O.
Of course, these are only the most common scenarios where you can use it. CONNECT I/O is incredibly flexible, you can use all of its functionalities at the same time and even extend it with your code by developing plugins.
Introductory information to help you get started with CONNECT I/O.
The complete CONNECT I/O guide.