SJ/L-EN Ethernet Communication Module

Product Announcement from Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division

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Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, announces the SJ/L-EN Ethernet communication module option, which provides all the Hitachi AC Micro Drives with a high performance, easy-to-use Ethernet interface. The SJ/L-EN is installed externally and connects to the user's network by means of a standard RJ45 connector.

Hitachi America, Ltd. has previously released the SJ-EN Ethernet option board for the SJ300 and L300P series. The SJ/L-EN completes Ethernet connectivity for Hitachi's entire AC Drive lines.

The SJ/L-EN implements the widely accepted MODBUS/TCP protocol for maximum versatility. It incorporates seven LEDs to monitor board status and activity, an 8-position DIP-switch for setting the node address, and a Form-C alarm relay output. No special software or hardware is required.

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Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division supplies market sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food and beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 390,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2007 (ended March 31, 2008) consolidated revenues totaled 11,226 billion yen ($112.2 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at