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Director Z2 Multi-Application Remote Data Communications Integration Device Director Z2 Multi-Application Remote Data Communications Integration Device


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.

Director Series Flow Chart

    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
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    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

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

    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

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

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

  • 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

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

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: Contact Elecsys Sales

  • Allen Bradley DF1
  • Amocam 300 & 5xx
  • Applied-Telematics
  • BACnet
  • Barber Colman
  • Emerson Bristol BSAP
  • CDC 44500 Type I and II
  • Conitel 2020
  • Control Applications CA
  • Cooper 2179
  • DNP3 Level 2
  • Enron Modbus
  • Ethernet/IP
  • Ferranti MK2A
  • Fisher ROC & ROC Plus
  • Foxboro Systronix
  • Galveston-Houston SuperFlow
  • GE CCM
  • GEM80
  • Honeywell 7024
  • IEC-61850
  • Kimray
  • L&J Tankway
  • Maxim iButton
  • Modbus
  • Modbus RTU
  • Modbus ASCII
  • Modbus TCP/IP
  • MQTT
  • MT700
  • NMEA (GPS)
  • Omron FINS
  • Omron Host Link
  • OPC
  • Opto 22 OptoMux
  • PERT
  • RDAC
  • Westinghouse REDAC
  • Reliance AutoMate
  • Siemens 3964R
  • Sentek Sensor Technology
  • Southwest Public Service (SPS) / Excel Energy
  • Spinwave SWRF-ASCII
  • Square-D SY/MAX
  • Tano
  • TCAP
  • TeleGeo TC60
  • Landis & Gyr TeleGyr 8979
  • Siemens Simatic/TI CAMP
  • TI-ETI
  • TRW 2000
  • TRW 9550
  • TRW S70
  • Valmet / Tejas Series V (5)
  • WISP
  • Wired HART & WirelessHART