The remote I/O system ANTARES made by BARTEC can be connected to any conventional control system by means of different bus systems (PROFIBUS-DP, ProfiNet, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP). The system is certified according to the latest ATEX and IECEx directives and is installed directly in explosion-hazardous areas in zone 1+2 or in zone 21+22. The intelligent approval concept has made it possible to obtain a flexible system approval. Plant manufacturers can now freely design and construct their system and install it into a mechanically protected standard industrial casing. An Ex system type plate is included in the manufacturer's scope of delivery. Due to ist large power resources, the system offers efficient and compact I/O configurations.