You will be asked to select an I/O ServerA dedicated communications server that exchanges data between I/O devices and control clients. No data processing is performed by the I/O server (except for its local display). Data is collected and passed to the control clients for display, or to another server for further processing. All data sent to an I/O device from any computer is also channelled through the I/O server. If data traffic is heavy, you can use several I/O servers to balance the load., choose a name, and indicate the type of I/O DeviceAn item of equipment that communicates with plant-floor control or monitoring equipment (sensors, controllers, and so on). The most common I/O devices are PLCs (programmable logic controllers); however, supports a wide range of I/O devices, including loop controllers, bar code readers, scientific analyzers, remote terminal units (RTUs), and distributed control systems (DCS). can communicate with any I/O device that has a standard communications channel or data highway. (External, Memory, Disk). From the list of available manufacturers you choose the manufacturer, model and communications method for the I/O Device. If you are connecting external devices or using a proprietary board in your computer you may be requested to nominate addresses and communications portPC port used for sending and receiving serial data (also called serial or COM ports)..
After completing your setup, the Summary Page summarizes the configuration of your I/O Device and/or internal boards. Click Finish to save the listed configuration, or click Back to change a previous selection.