Again, thanks for the replies.
Connecting to a PLC: I can see where it would be handy to connect to a PLC, but I’d like to connect a less intelligent I/O module.
SmartComponent: Very interesting post on the “OPC fairytale.” Mocking real I/O virtually is a great feature, but I’ve never seen them talk about RS triggering a real output, etc.
Pi: As much as I’d love an excuse to buy a Raspberry Pi, it doesn’t seem like that would translate very well into a real world application.
Help: I appreciate your offer.
I have no idea the specs to look for in an I/O module to do this — think the above could connect to the PC’s network and be configured in the EIO file of a virtual controller? Thoughts?