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ProfiTrace OE - Remote monitoring in a web browser

Permanent and simultaneous monitoring of 4 PROFIBUS networks is a powerful feature of ComBricks. Global projects and a shortage of (qualified) technical staff members are causing significant capacity problems. ComBricks offers a solution by remotely monitoring PROFIBUS installations over the Internet and alerting the user by email.

The monitoring and logging is performed by the repeater modules which are inserted in the backplane. ComBricks is the first system that has integrated the busmonitor and oscilloscope in the network components. Deploying ComBricks repeaters for regular automation means an automatic availability of ProfiTrace OE.

ComBricks has no softwareA web server with a ProfiTrace shell visualises information in an understandable format (ProfiTrace OE). Because of the web browser, additional software is NOT required and a constant connection with a PC to the ComBricks is NOT necessary.

Email messages provide real-time alerts should malfunctions be detected in the PROFIBUS installation. These can be easily set up through the web server.

A brand new functionality within ComBricks is the device location detection. It gives a detailed overview of all segments and the connected devices.

Typical applications

  • Cross border installations
  • Inaccessible installations
  • Long commissioning and test cycles
  • High availability networks
  • Robot cells
  • Traffic control installations
  • Water treatment
  • Offshore installations
  • 24-7 service contracts

Monitoring product features

  • Simultaneous monitoring of 4 PB networks
  • Up to 10 SCOPE repeater modules
  • Hot swap and extendible
  • Web server with ProfiTrace and oscilloscope
  • Logging and email
  • Ethernet connection
  • 24 V redundant power connector


  • Enhanced RS 485 signal
  • 31 devices per segment
  • 1200 m cable length (baudrate dependent)

ComBricks scope repeaters

ComBricks scope repeaters