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Director Z4


Edge-of-Network Gateway

The Elecsys Director Series of products are ruggedized and field proven edge-of-network gateways designed for industrial field data applications.

Director Series Product Overview

The Elecsys Director Series of edge-of-network gateways are ruggedized field proven devices designed for industrial field applications. This single device enables a scalable seamless migration path for quicker data acquisition, automatic communication failover, cyber security, bandwidth management, and protocol conversion throughout your entire industrial communication network.

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    Director Series Hardware Features

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    Standardize Field Integration

    • Protocol Conversion
    • Flexible Migration Path
    • Scalability
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    Reduce Data Latency

    • Optimize Data Handling
    • Report by Exception
    • Publish and Subscribe
    • Data Concentrator
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    Enhance Communication Reliability

    • Cyber Security
    • Automatic Communications Failover
    • Automatic Host Failover
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    Enterprise Integration

    • Message Oriented Middleware (MOM)
    • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM)
    • BIG DATA Analytics
    • Many more...
  • Director Z2 Hardware



    Spec Sheets

    PDF Spec Sheet

    Operating Environment

    Temperature: -40° C to +70° C

    Humidity: 0-95% non-condensing

    Hazardous: Class 1 Div 2


    Power Input: 9VDC - 28VDC (optional 120VAC power supply available)


    DZ2-00-00 H: 2 3/8" (6.03cm), W: 6 13/16" (17.30cm), L: 6 15/16" (17.62cm)


    Com Ports: 3 RS232, 1 RS485

    Ethernet: 2 RJ-45 (10/100)

    Expansion Ports: 2 USB, 3 PC104, Compact Flash, SD Card Slot

    I/O: 8 general purpose I/0s with optional expansion

    Expansion Options

    Ethernet Interface Module (adds 3rd interface, 10 base T)

    Serial Com Expansion (adds 8 RS232 ports)

    Digital Input Expansion (adds 16 opto-isolated digital status inputs)

    Digital/Analog Expansion (adds 16 isolated 12-bit ADC inputs, and 8 digital inputs)

    Digital/Analog I/O Expansion (adds 2 12-bit DAC outputs, and 8 digital inputs)

    Digital/Analog I/O Exp 2 (adds 16 12-bit ADC inputs, 2 12-bit DAC outputs, 8 Dig. Inputs)

    Relay/Digital Input Expansion (adds 8 changeover relays and 8 digital inputs)

    External USB 56K Modem

    Software Options

    Elecsys OPC Appliance

    Elecsys HCP2

    Director Security

  • Director Z4 Hardware


    DZ4-00-00 Director w/DIN rail mount kit

    Spec Sheets

    PDF Spec Sheet

    Operating Environment

    Temperature: -40° C to +85° C

    Humidity: 0-95% non-condensing


    Power Input: 9VDC - 28VDC


    H: 2.66", W: 6.98", L: 6.72"


    Com Ports: 3 RS232, 1 RS485

    Ethernet: 4 RJ-45 (10/100)

    Expansion Ports: 2 USB, 2 PC104, SD Card Slot

    Expansion Options

    Serial Com Expansion (adds 3-RS232 and 1-RS422/485 ports)

    Multi I/O Expansion (adds 4 AI’s(16 bit), 4 AO’s (12 bit), 1 DO (solid state), 4 DI (w/high speed counter)

    Elecsys E-Modem CDMA or GSM

    Software Options


    Elecsys OPC Bridge

    Elecsys HCP2 (Host Communication Processor)

SCADA Host Communications Processor (HCP2)

Minimizes Bandwidth Usage by Utilizing Report-by-Exception Messaging Got bandwidth? Need more? The HCP, when used in conjunction with the Elecsys Director SCG, frees up valuable bandwidth by transmitting only information that has changed (report by exception) to the SCADA host system. In addition to making existing communications networks more efficient, the HCP is able to translate multiple protocols, allowing the use of several RTU options in the field.

HCP2 Features

  • Provides a transparent interface between host and RTU’s over many forms of communication

  • Immediately sends commands received from the SCADA host to RTU’s, flow computers, etc…

  • Accepts and caches data received from the RTU’s and flow computers to multiple hosts

  • RBE protocol minimizes the data bandwidth requirements of the data network

  • Provide diagnostic information about the network and the RTU data

  • Automatic communication failover, primary and secondary network route control, managed automatically or manually

  • Field protocols don’t have to match protocols at SCADA host

  • Live data display with time stamp and receive count per point

  • Data spoofing allows multiple SCADA hosts to see same data from HCP without increasing data bandwidth

  • Redundant HCP’s can be activated by SCADA host polling

  • Weekly secondary network route testing without affecting primary network route

  • Capable of accessing an SSH proxy server

  • Virtual RTU mapping allows all field devices to share common nodes


  • OPC Server

  • Security (encryped and dynamic authentication)


  • Windows XP or later

  • Windows Server 2003 or later

  • 32 or 64 bit Intel CPU

  • 2G RAM or greater

Legacy Protocols

Below is a list of available legacy protocols the Director has been used with. Elecsys engineers develop support for additional protocols on a continuing basis. If you require a specific protocol not listed here, or have questions regarding these or any other industrial data communication protocols, please contact us.

  • Allen Bradley DF1

    Amocam 300 & 5xx



    Barber Colman

    Emerson Bristol BSAP

    CDC 44500 Type I & II

    Conitel 2020

    Control Applications CA

    Cooper 2179

    DNP3 Level 2

    Enron Modbus


    Ferranti MK2A

    Fisher ROC & ROC Plus

    Foxboro Systronix

    Galveston-Houston SuperFlow

    GE CCM



  • Honeywell 7024



    L&J Tankway

    Maxim iButton


    Modbus RTU

    Modbus ASCII

    Modbus TCP/IP



    NMEA (GPS)

    Omron FINS

    Omron Host Link


    Opto 22 OptoMux



    Westinghouse REDAC

    Reliance AutoMate

  • Siemens 3964R

    Sentek Sensor Technology

    Southwest Public Service (SPS) / Excel Energy

    Spinwave SWRF-ASCII

    Square-D SY/MAX



    TeleGeo TC60

    Landis & Gyr TeleGyr 8979

    Siemens Simatic/TI CAMP


    TRW 2000

    TRW 9550

    TRW S70

    Valmet / Tejas Series V (5)


    Wired HART & WirelessHART