Global Communications

Data may be read from or written to the following memory types using Global data communications:

Memory Type



Read discrete inputs from Genius BIU


Read analog inputs from Genius BIU *


Write discrete outputs to the Genius BIU Discrete Output table


Write analog outputs to the Genius BIU Discrete Output table *


Read Global Data from Analog and Digital blocks

Read Global Data from programmable controllers

Write Outputs to Digital Blocks

Read Global Data from other Genius devices (such as PCIM cards)


Enable Outputs to Blocks

Enable Outputs to Genius BIU


Directed Outputs to Analog Blocks

* Analog points configured in Discrete memory on a BIU must be configured to start on even-byte boundaries.

More information

Special note for directed outputs to analog blocks.

Supported Genius memory types.