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Product Highlights
  • Plug & Play
  • Built in to the cable
  • Small form factor


Close the communication gap. For data loggers, industrial automation, SCADA, and embedded systems in rugged environments. MLink turns a beadedstream Digital Temperature Cable (DTC) into a Modbus or JSON node. Use MLink for the most rugged and space-constrained protocol conversion needs. MLink is molded in-line with DTCs at the factory.


Module Version

In-line DTC Node

Protection Class


Embedded Controller

Low-power, high performance, industrial microcontroller

Multi-thread custom embedded OS

Plug & Play configuration


Modbus ASCII

Modbus RTU


Physical Layer


Wiring Interface

RS485-A • Power

RS485-B • Ground


Red - Status

Green - Activity


6 to 15 VDC (max) input

Idle Current: 4 mA typical

Active Current: 70mA + 1mA per sensor typical (200mA max)

Configurable Baud Rate

1,200 to 115,200 bps

Operating Range

-40° C to +85° C (-40° F to +185° F)

Outer Jacket & Node Construction

Polyurethane for low-temperature flexibility

Optional armored feature with proven resistance to wildlife

UV stabilized. Cut and abrasion resistant.


90mm (3.54in) (length) x 15mm (0.59in) (diameter)


  • Modbus ASCII
  • Modbus RTU
  • JSON


We provide the necessary settings and documentation to help you program the data logger but the actual programming is typically done by the user or someone familiar with the third party logger. The Recite is programmed at beadedstream with a few key settings that you need to advise us on:


Modbus RS-485 Programming:


Protocol: Choose between Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, or JSON.
Baud Rate: Options are 9600, 1200, or 115200.
Format: Select from 8N1, 7E1, or 7E2.
Address: Any value between 1 and 247.

No, the M-Link is molded onto the temperature cable during manufacturing, so it cannot be retrofitted onto old cables. It’s essential to know where it needs to be placed on the lead cable for proper installation. An existing cable cannot be retrofitted with an MLink either.

One MLink unit is required per cable.