Modbus-Cloud Gateway

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  • August 24, 2023
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  • Calixto System’s Modbus-Cloud Gateway is an industrial MODBUS gateway that allows legacy MODBUS RTU devices to operate on an IoT cloud infrastructure. It can be configured as a MODBUS RTU master to communicate with up to 16 MODBUS RTU slaves.
  • The Gateway features one 4G Modem to provide network connection and cloud communication through IoT Protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, and MQTT. These devices provide an economical way of connecting MODBUS RTU devices to networks accessible anywhere in the world.
Key Features:
  1. Modbus Protocol Integration: Modbus is a widely used communication protocol in industrial settings. The Modbus-Cloud Gateway is designed to interface with Modbus devices, such as PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers) and sensors, allowing them to transmit data to cloud platforms.
  2. Cloud Connectivity: The gateway is equipped with cloud connectivity capabilities, typically using MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) or other IoT-friendly protocols. This enables the transmission of data from Modbus devices to the cloud for storage, analysis, and remote monitoring.
  3. Data Transformation: The gateway can translate Modbus data into a format suitable for cloud-based applications. This may involve data parsing, scaling, and conversion to ensure that the information from Modbus devices is compatible with the cloud environment.
  4. Security: Security is paramount in industrial automation. Modbus-Cloud Gateways often implement encryption and authentication mechanisms to protect data during transmission to the cloud, safeguarding against cyber threats.
  5. Real-time Monitoring: The gateway allows for real-time monitoring and control of Modbus devices via the cloud. This is particularly valuable for remote diagnostics, troubleshooting, and performance optimization.
  1. Legacy System Integration: Modbus-Cloud Gateways bridge the gap between older Modbus-based industrial equipment and modern cloud-based solutions, enabling organizations to benefit from data analytics, remote monitoring, and predictive maintenance without the need for costly hardware upgrades.
  2. Data Insights: By collecting data from Modbus devices and transmitting it to the cloud, organizations gain valuable insights into equipment performance, energy usage, and process efficiency. This data-driven approach informs better decision-making.
  3. Remote Access and Control: The ability to monitor and control Modbus devices remotely via the cloud enhances operational efficiency. Maintenance and adjustments can be made without physical presence, reducing downtime and operational costs.
  4. Scalability: Modbus-Cloud Gateways are highly scalable. As organizations expand their IoT and cloud integration, additional Modbus devices can be easily incorporated, ensuring adaptability to changing needs.
  5. Cost Savings: By optimizing equipment performance and reducing downtime through predictive maintenance, organizations save on maintenance and repair costs. Cloud-based solutions also often reduce the need for on-premises hardware and infrastructure.
Calixto System’s Modbus-Cloud Gateway solution is ideal for those who looking for an easy way to connect their existing devices or controllers running Modbus serial protocols to IoT Cloud infrastructure. It works like a bridge between Modbus serial devices and controllers over public networks. Benefits are also abundant for customers who want to expand their Modbus-based applications. Networks have become increasingly vital for industrial automation applications, but many control devices today do not have a network port and can only communicate with a dedicated local PC or control panel. Calixto’s revolutionary network-enabling technology is now allowing control devices with serial ports to connect to the public network and share data quickly and cost-effectively. The Modbus-Cloud Gateway allows users to integrate new and existing Modbus RTU serial devices into Cloud servers like Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS IoT, Kaa IoT, and Cisco. Manufacturers, system integrators, and end-users can now use the Modbus-Cloud Gateway to create networked applications to remotely manage and access data from control devices no matter where they are.