DataLink GW1000-ABEIP

GW1000-ABEIP, Multi-Protocol Ethernet/IP & AB Ethernet to DH+ Converter $1,250 US List.

The DataLink GW1000-ABEIP is a gateway between both Ethernet/IP and Allen Bradley(AB) Ethernet to AB’s DH+/DH-485 Network, bridging Legacy PLCs to Ethernet.

In Ethernet mode, the GW1000 has the ability to communicate with 5 Ethernet connections simultaneously to multiple DH+ nodes (ie. up to 5 RSLINX workstations, MicroLogix, SLC 5/05, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, PLC-5E, ControlLogix) .


The GW1000 is gateway that provides Remote Ethernet PLC  programming (RSLINX/LOGIX) to multiple DH+ nodes and provides a cost-effective alternative to the AB Controllogix Gateway (1756-ENBT and 1756-RIO).  This solution extends the life of legacy Allen-Bradley DH+ Panelviews, PLC5 and SLC/04s by eliminating the need to upgrade each PLC with an Ethernet processor.

The GW1000 hardware is a multi-protocol gateway that can easily be converted to several protocols with a firmware change (ie. DF1, ASCII, Modbus, ModTCP, AB Ethernet or Ethernet/IP to multiple DH+/DH-485) all for $1,250 USD list.  

You may wish to program via RSLINX (AB Ethernet driver) remotely over Ethernet with our GW1000-ABEIP firmware or switch to RSLINX (1770-KF2 driver) serial DF1 to DH+ using our GW1000-DHP1 firmware.

Applications include:

SCADA / MMI / Programming Software (RLSINX/LOGIX/VIEW,Wonderware, Kepware, Citect,  IFIX, CTC Parker etc.) packages using AB Ethernet Drivers can read/write data to / from multiple DH+ nodes.

DH+ as Master allows applications such as Panelview on DH+ to message a SLC 5/05, Compactlogix etc. on Ethernet/IP.

Any AB Ethernet & Ethernet/IP PLC (MicroLogix, SLC 5/05, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, PLC-5E, ControlLogix) as Master will be able to send either read or write MSG (message) instructions to any DH+ PLC (SLC 5/04, PLC-5).

Typical Examples:

For more details: Application Notes & User’s Manual


Protocol Flexibility: The GW1000  is a multi-protocol gateway that can be easily converted between DF1, ASCII, Modbus, ModTCP, AB Ethernet or Ethernet/IP to DH+ or DH-485 with a simple firmware change.

Compact and Lightweight: Palm-size, portable freestanding Din Rail/desktop controller with USB, AC/DC power option. Size and portability makes it convenient for use in the office, the plant floor, or when travelling.

Easy Configuration: All setup &  configuration is done via Web screen or Telnet.

Cost efficient Alternatives All protocols are available in one GW1000 Gateway for $1,250 USD list.  It provides similiar functionality as the  Controllogix (1756-DHRIO/1756-ENBT) Gateway.  In DF1 mode,  the GW1000-DHP1 provides same external functionality as the 1770-KF2,1784-P(KTX), 1784-PCMK & 1784-U2DHP.

For more details, discount pricing, or to find out if this solution is suitable for your application, please contact us.

 Physical Dimensions
Size: 0.90″ H x 4.65″ D x 3.98″ W (22.8mm x 118.3mm x 101.0mm)
Weight: 0.66lbs (0.3kg)
Power: 9-27 VDC; Less than 2 WattsInstallation
Plastic enclosure; Freestanding or DIN rail mounting with integrated clipEnvironment
Operating: +32 F to 122 F (0C to +50 C)
Storage: -40 F to +185 F (-40C to +85C)
Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensingProtocols
A-B Channel: Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus
Ethernet Channel: TCP/IP: Ethernet/IP, AB Ethernet, Modbus TCP/IP
Serial Channel: DF1, Modbus, ASCIICommunications
A-B Channel: DH+ at 57.6, 115.2, and 230.4 Kbaud
Ethernet Channel: 100-Base-T
Serial channel: RS232 / RS422 / RS485 / USB.
Integrated web server for configuring communications parameters.Indicators
DH+ status
Serial Status
Serial RX
Serial TX
Ethernet Activity
Ethernet LinkPushbuttons
Connections – Top
- 3-pin power – 3.81mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- 3-pin A-B DH+/ – 5.08mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- RJ45- EthernetConnections – Bottom
- 5-pin RS485/RS422 – 3.81mm pitch removable screw terminal plug
- D9 – RS232 port

Tag: Ethernet IP to DH+ Connectivity