altElmo Motion Control (Westford, MA) has unveiled its Maestro Multi-Axis Supervisor with firmware for support of the DS305 configuration protocol, DS401 CAN network IO integration protocol, and the DS402 motion control protocol. The Maestro is based on distributed motion control architecture and is now also integrated with CAN network IOs according to the DS401 protocol. The system is a network-based multi-axis motion controller, which operates in conjunction with intelligent servo drives. It operates as an Ethernet-CAN gateway as well as a full motion controller, and has two CAN ports; each port can handle up to 64 axes. Other ports allow it to handle up to 16 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs, and four analog inputs.