November 12, 2013 12:24 ET

RACO Announces Two New Communication Protocols

Verbatim Gateway and Catalyst Can Now Interface with PLCs, Other Devices

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - November 12, 2013) - RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co., a leading provider of remote monitoring, reporting and control devices, now supports two new protocols, EtherNet/IP™ and Modbus® TCP, which allow the Verbatim® Gateway remote monitoring and reporting system to interface with PLCs and other devices.

EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP protocols are the latest in a long line of RACO product advancements designed to ensure reliable remote communications. With these optional protocols, the Verbatim Gateway system is more versatile.

"We launched these new protocols at the WEFTEC 2013 show last month, and the response was great," said James Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for RACO. "The enhanced interfacing capabilities of EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP are just two more ways we're showing our commitment to reliable, effective remote communications."

Verbatim Gateway is a full-featured automatic dialing remote monitoring system with PLC interface that has all the inputs and outputs of a Verbatim system, plus up to 96 external PLC registers for PLC monitoring. At any time, the user can check PLC network status, modify alarm criteria and monitoring points, and alter process variables from a computer or phone.

To learn more about the Verbatim Gateway alarm notification solution, visit

About RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Company

For more than 60 years and with more than 60,000 installations, RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co. of Emeryville, Calif., has provided municipalities, industry and government with a wide variety of high-quality, reliable remote communications systems and RTUs for data logging, alarm autodialing, remote monitoring, reporting and control. For more information, contact RACO at 1400 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608; Ph: 800-722-6999; Fax: 510-658-3153; email:; or visit

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