M4

$1,900.00 (USA and Canada only)

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OBSOLETE Opto 22 Modular Controller for FactoryFloor systems

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M4

Production Specification

Opto 22 controller designed for use with legacy FactoryFloor software.

This product is obsolete and no longer available.

For new development, system expansion, or modernization, we recommend using the SNAP-PAC-S2 standalone controller and the PAC Project Professional software suite. SNAP PAC S-series controllers with PAC Project Pro offer a migration path for legacy mistic systems. The SNAP-PAC-S2 controller is more powerful, offers 4 configurable serial ports plus Ethernet network connections, and is less expensive.

For migration information, see the FactoryFloor to PAC Project Migration Technical Note.

Item

Specification

CPU

32-bit Motorola 68020 processor
IEEE floating-point math

CPU clock frequency

16.67 MHz

Memory:
RAM
Flash EEPROM on controller

 

1 MB with battery backup (user programs and data)
256 KB -1 MB (Mistic firmware and user programs)

RAM/clock battery

3.6-volt lithium, non-rechargeable

Communication:
  Base unit
  Expansion
  Modem support

 

1 RS-232 and 1 RS-485/422 port
Via daughter cards: configurable serial ports, Ethernet, ARCNET
Direct, lease, and radio

Real-time clock

Clock/calendar, Epson 62421A with battery backup

Power requirements

5 VDC at 3.5 A (maximum) 24 VDC at 300 mA (maximum)

Typical operating temperature

-20 °C to 70 °C

Storage temperature

-40 °C to 85 °C

Humidity

5% to 95% relative humidity

Software

FactoryFloor (OptoControl, OptoDisplay, OptoServer, OptoConnect)
Classic Software (Cyrano, Mistic MMI, MDS)

System monitors:
  Host communications
  Watchdog timers
  RAM battery backup low
  Operating temperature

 

Detect communication errors from processor, I/O, etc.
Detect main power supply operation
Detects program corruption (checksum RAM test)
Detects temperature

 

M4 Modular Controller Data Sheet

The Modular M4 Controller features powerful communications capabilities, built-in diagnostics, and 32-bit processors. Modular controllers are designed to work with Opto 22’s Windows 32-bit FactoryFloor software suite.

RAM & EPROM Memory Expansion Options Data Sheet

Tables and other information for selecting RAM and EPROM expansion options for controllers.

OptoControl-based Controller Firmware README

This README file lists revision changes made to the firmware used in the following Opto 22 controllers that run OptoControl strategies: G4LC32, G4LC32SX, M4, M4IO, M4RTU, SNAP-LCSX, SNAP-LCSX-PLUS, and SNAP-LCM4.

Cyrano-based Controller Firmware README

This README file lists revision changes made to the firmware used in the following Opto 22 controllers that run Cyrano strategies: G4LC32, G4LC32SX, G4LC32ISA, G4LC32ISA-LT, M4, M4IO, M4RTU, M4RTU Rev.2, SNAP-LCM4, SNAP-LCSX, and SNAP-LCSX-PLUS.

M4RTU/M4IO User's Guide

This reference manual provides complete specifications and instructions to set up and install an M4RTU or M4IO controller.

Case Study: Ballarat Health Services

Ballarat Health Services in Victoria, Australia, is a major health care organization comprising two hospitals, convalescent homes, psychiatric services, six nursing home hostels, and rehabilitation centers. Ballarat upgraded from older Opto 22 M4 controllers and now uses Opto 22's SNAP PAC System for equipment automation and building management. Their broad set of applications includes remote monitoring, alarming, process and discrete control, and data acquisition for performance optimization, energy management, and regulatory compliance reporting.

CE Declaration: EMC

This document is the Manufacturer's Declaration for the listed products as mentioned in the attachment - to which this confirmation refers - that they are in accordance with the mentioned European, international and/or national standards and regulations.

CE Declaration: Low Voltage

This document is the Manufacturer's Declaration for the listed products as mentioned in the attachment - to which this confirmation refers - that they are in accordance with the mentioned European, international and/or national standards and regulations.

BETA firmware for OptoControl-based controllers

This download contains BETA firmware for Opto 22 controllers running OptoControl strategies.

Beta Version Disclaimer:

OptoControl is a legacy product, which is no longer getting new features and no longer going through official release cycles. Beta versions of the firmware are made available as-is for those who need the related bug fixes.

In general, beta versions will include bug fixes since the last official release, without adding new features. This usually enhances product stability without introducing unwanted side effects. Beta versions for legacy products have been through basic testing only, and will not be formally tested.

Ultimately, the choice will be up to the user as to whether the benefit of using the beta version is worth the risk. We simply want to make the beta version available so that you have options.

M4 Controller Firmware

This download contains the current firmware for the M4 controller. The download also includes firmware for SNAP-LCM4, SNAP-LCSX, SNAP-LCSX-PLUS, M4RTU, and other Opto 22 OptoControl-based controllers.

Controller Time Synchronization Application

This software application updates the internal clock for an Ethernet-connected Opto 22 controller. The application runs in Windows at the command prompt, and can update controller clocks regularly or just once.

This application is used with the following Opto 22 controllers:

  • SNAP PAC S- and R-Series
  • Ultimate I/O (UIO)
  • SNAP-LCE
  • SNAP-LCM4
  • M4
  • M4RTU
  • M4IO
This download is freeware. Before downloading, read the Legal Agreement.

Cyrano Flash Firmware

Current release of 16-bit Cyrano firmware. This firmware is required to run Cyrano strategies on legacy Opto 22 controllers.

Cyrano Flash Firmware and Installation Utility

Current release of 16-bit Cyrano firmware. This firmware is required to run Cyrano strategies on Opto 22 controllers. This file installs the Opto 22 Flash 200 utility (version R3.1i) and Cyrano firmware (version R3.2j).

Cyrano Software

The predecessor to OptoControl, Cyrano is a DOS application for flowchart control programming. This software does not run under Windows NT.

Ethernet Controller Driver - Linux

A demo that's like the OptoTerm program for Windows. It demonstrates how to retrieve strategy information from the controller and other simple information. This package only supports an Ethernet interfaced controller (SNAP-LCM4, M4, or M4RTU).

Mistic MDS

Mistic MDS is the predecessor to OptoServer. It is a DDE-only server for the Cyrano tagname database that operates under Windows 3.x.

Mistic MMI

Mistic MMI is the predecessor to OptoDisplay. It is a 16-bit Windows 3.x Man-Machine Interface package that is tightly integrated with Cyrano.

OptoTerm Utility for OptoControl Controllers

This download contains a full installation of the most recent version of OptoTerm, a software utility for:

  • Downloading new firmware to an OptoControl-based controller.
  • Viewing the status of an OptoControl-based controller.

No videos or demos are available for this product.