ADAM-5000/485 and ADAM-5000E systems conform to the EIA RS-485 communication standard. RS-485 was specifically developed for industrial applications to transmit and receive data at high rates over long distances. The ADAM-5000L/TCP and ADAM-5000/TPC are both Ethernet-based I/O systems. Without a repeater, they can cover a communication distance up to 100M. This allows remote configuration via Ethernet and eight PCs can simultaneously access the data.