The TS series controller uses a very simple ASCII communication protocol that is compatible with PC environments, such as .NET, VB, C++, Java, etc. A serial RS-232 connection is required between the PC and the TS series controller via the programming port. A standard TS programming cable is used. TS series controllers can be linked together via an optional daisy chain cable. Up to 16 single axis controllers can be linked via a single RS-232 port from a PC.