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OBSOLETE - SNAP Ethernet I/O Brain - Analog/Digital/Serial

Production Specification

*** This product is obsolete and no longer available.***
 Please consider the replacement parts SNAP-PAC-R1 and SNAP-RCK-M2B.
The SNAP-B3000-ENET Ethernet I/O brain is a compact I/O and communications processor that connects real-world analog, digital, and serial devices with Ethernet networks for monitoring, control, and data acquisition.

The brain can be used in an I/O unit as part of a SNAP PAC control system or in an independent I/O unit.

The SNAP-B3000-ENET is mounted on a SNAP B-series rack with up to 16 analog, digital, and serial SNAP I/O modules. The brain offers local intelligence for I/O features such as latching, high-speed counting,quadrature counters, thermocouple linearization, scaling, clamping, and 16 PID loops.

In addition to I/O features, the brain provides communication options including 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, PPP over a modem connection, Modbus/TCP, OPC, SNMP, and SMTP.

NOTE: Not all SNAP I/O modules are compatible with this brain. See Legacy and Current Product Comparison and Compatibility Charts to determine compatibility.


Power Requirements

5.0 to 5.2 VDC at 1.0 A maximum (does not include module power requirements)

Operating Temperature

0 to 70 °C

Storage Temperature

-40 to 85 °C


0–95% humidity, non-condensing

Network Interface

IEEE 802.3 network, 10Base-T and 100Base-TX

Serial Port

RS-232 (for modem connection using PPP; also for programming and maintenance)

Serial Data Rates

Default is 19,200 kBd; baud rate is soft-selectable from 2400 to 115,200 kBd.

Maximum Ethernet Segment Length

100 meters with Category 5 or superior UTP.
For 100 Mbps at this distance, use Category 5 or superior solid UTP.

Jumpers (Internal)

Boot to kernel/boot to loader; reset to factory defaults

Agency Approvals DFARS


SNAP Ethernet Brain Data Sheet

*** NOTE: These products are obsolete and no longer available.***

For new designs, you can use the SNAP-PAC-R1-B rack-mounted controller, which mounts on a B-series rack so you can keep your existing rack. The R1-B is substantially more powerful, can act as a controller as well as an I/O processor, and can communicate over a modem using PPP.***

With Opto 22's high-performance, flexible SNAP Ethernet brains (SNAP-B3000-ENET, SNAP-ENET-D64, SNAP-ENET-RTC) you can connect to state-of-the-art Opto 22 industrial I/O hardware using a standard TCP/IP Ethernet connection.

ioProject Readme Notes

Readme for ioProject Basic and Professional, the legacy versions of PAC Project. Includes information on features, enhancements, and bug fixes for each ioProject application: ioControl, ioDisplay, OptoOPCServer, ioManager, and ioUtilities.

SNAP Ethernet I/O Firmware README

This README file lists revision changes made to the SNAP Ethernet I/O firmware used in the following SNAP Ethernet brains:

SNAP Legacy Firmware README

This README file lists revision changes made to the firmware used in SNAP PAC family controllers before Version 8.0a, the SNAP-LCE controller, and SNAP Ultimate, Ethernet, and Simple brains.

Legacy Edition, PAC Manager User's Guide

This document is the Legacy Edition of the PAC Manager User's Guide. It includes information about both SNAP PAC hardware and older hardware.

Use this guide if you are using any legacy hardware (SNAP Ultimate, SNAP Ethernet, and SNAP Simple I/O, E1 and E2 brain boards) with PAC Manager (software part number PACMANAGER).

If you are using SNAP PAC controllers and SNAP PAC brains only, use Form 1704, PAC Manager User's Guide instead of this guide.

Modbus/TCP Protocol Guide

This document shows you how to set up communication between Ethernet-based Modbus systems (using Modbus/TCP) and the groov EPIC system or SNAP PAC System.

In addition to groov I/O and the SNAP PAC System, the guide also covers Modbus/TCP communication with older Opto 22 Ethernet-based devices, including SNAP Ethernet, SNAP Simple, and SNAP Ultimate I/O; and E1 and E2 brain boards.

OptoMMP Protocol Guide

This guide is for programmers who are writing custom applications to communicate with Opto 22 memory-mapped devices. These devices include groov EPIC processors; groov RIO modules; SNAP PAC controllers and SNAP PAC EB and SB brains; G4EB2 brains; SNAP Ultimate, SNAP Ethernet, and SNAP Simple I/O; E1 and E2 brain boards, and SNAP-LCE controllers.

The guide describes how to use the IEEE 1394-based OptoMMP memory-mapped protocol for programming. The guide also contains the complete memory map for all Opto 22 memory-mapped devices.

NOTE: This guide replaced previous individual programming guides for SNAP Ultimate I/O (form #1312) and SNAP Ethernet I/O (form #1227). This document was formerly called the "SNAP Ethernet-Based I/O Units Protocols and Programming Guide."

SNAP Ethernet-Based I/O Units User's Guide

*** NOTE: These products are obsolete and no longer available. For new development, we recommend groov RIO and groov EPIC. ***

This guide shows you how to install, use, and troubleshoot I/O units that contain the following brains: SNAP-B3000-ENET, SNAP-ENET-S64, SNAP-UP1-M64, SNAP-UP1-ADS, SNAP-ENET-RTC, SNAP-ENET-D64, and SNAP-UP1-D64.

NOTE: This guide replaces previous individual user's guides for SNAP Ultimate I/O (form #1311) and SNAP Ethernet I/O (form #1112).

ioManager User's Guide

ioManager is the software tool used to assign IP addresses and configure I/O points and system functions on most Opto 22 Ethernet-based hardware, including SNAP-LCE controllers: SNAP Ethernet, SNAP Ultimate, SNAP Simple, E1, and E2 I/O units; and SNAP-IT units. ioManager can also be used to directly read or write to these devices.

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.

SNAP-RCK-B2M Rack Adapter Installation Note

*** NOTE:  These parts are obsolete and no longer available. *** Please contact Opto 22 Pre-Sales engineers to discuss options for your specific application.

This document shows you how to install the SNAP-RCK-B2M rack adapter. The adapter makes it possible to use a SNAP PAC rack or a SNAP M-series rack with a brain that would normally mount on a B-series rack (for example, the SNAP-UP1-ADS or the SNAP-B3000-ENET).

SNAP PAC System Migration Technical Note

This document describes migration options for customers integrating the SNAP PAC System with older Opto 22 systems. It explains the SNAP PAC System's similarities and differences with earlier systems, defines legacy products, and shows how to mix old and new hardware.

Customers moving to the SNAP PAC System may also want to consult form #1693, Legacy and Current Product Comparison and Compatibility Charts.

Case Study: Autostadt

This case study describes how Opto 22's SNAP Ethernet I/O helps to manage a German auto mall.

Technical Note: Using Offset and Gain

This technical note shows you how to set offset and gain for Opto 22 analog input modules.

Case Study: Grupo Antolin Gains Control of Its Headliner Assembly Process

Grupo Antolin uses sophisticated technology including robotics, scanners, "pick-to-light" bins, bar coding, inventory controls, and Opto 22 SNAP Ethernet I/O to manufacture and ship automobile headliners in the precise order needed by auto manufacturers such as Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chevrolet, and Pontiac.

Case Study: Callaway Drives Better After a Year with SNAP Ethernet I/O

In its new 225,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, Callaway Golf Ball Company used Opto 22 SNAP Ethernet I/O to increase its yield of golf balls from 33 to 99 percent.

Ethernet and TCP/IP for Industrial Automation

This white paper helps you to understand and evaluate how Ethernet and TCP/IP technologies are used for Industrial Automation.

SNAP-B3000-ENET Brain Firmware

This download contains current firmware for the SNAP-B3000-ENET brain.

AutoCAD Drawings

This file contains AutoCAD drawings of Opto 22 products dating from 1988 to 2003. These are the same drawings that have been available on our BBS. Included is an Excel file describing the file names and relevant Opto 22 part numbers.

OptoAgent Integration (for CA Unicenter NSM 3.1)

OptoAgent Integration for CA Unicenter, in conjunction with Opto 22 SNMP-enabled Ethernet hardware, provides a convenient method for monitoring and managing real-world devices and business assets. OptoAgent allows for real-world data to be integrated into Unicenter.


The OptoAgent Integration supports both SNMP traps and polling to keep Unicenter updated on the current state of the hardware, and alert Unicenter of any problems. It also gives the user the ability to control the Opto 22 hardware.

OptoAgent Integration takes advantage of Unicenter Agent technology to graphically represent the Opto 22 hardware to the user. This Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes monitoring and managing real-world assets intuitive.

OptoAgent gives you the ability to read and write digital and analog I/O points that are attached to the Opto 22 hardware. These I/O points are connected to real-world electrical, mechanical, and electronic devices - such as lights, temperature and pressure sensors, motors, and serial devices. Using Unicenter, OptoAgent, and Opto 22 hardware, you can manage these real-world devices.

You can use ioManager software to configure the Opto 22 hardware and I/O points for use with OptoAgent. You can also configure OptoAgent to send SNMP traps based upon events you define.

Once the Opto 22 hardware and I/O points are configured, you can use OptoAgent View to see information about the Opto 22 hardware and the status and values of digital and analog I/O points.

SNAP Ethernet I/O BootP Server - Linux

A BootP server for configuring the IP address of the SNAP Ethernet brains and the M4SENET-100 adapter card.

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