The CJ-Series features standardized open networks interfaces and cost-efficient high-speed proprietary network links. Datalinks between PLCs, or to higher level information systems can be made using Serial or Ethernet links, or the easy-to-use controller Link network.
Omron supports the 2 major filed networks, DeviceNet and PROFIBUS-DP. For high-speed filed I/O, Omron's own CompoBus/S provides superior ease of installation. Fully configurable Serial and CAN-based communication can be used to emulate a variety of application-specific protocols.
EtherNet/IP units provide data link functions to share large amounts of data between PLCs. The new PROFINET-IO controller, together with the Smart Slice modular I/O system, provides ethernet-based I/O with controller and network redundancy