- October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 - Matrikon announced Industrial UA Modbus Gateway, housed in a small form factor gateway that provides secure, powerful and broad connectivity to access data from RTU’s, PLCs or any other devices that use the Mobus data protocol. As a native Modbus communicator, the UA Modbus Gateway can connect to any device that uses the standard Modbus protocol both over Serial or Ethernet connections on one side and makes it securely available to OPC UA clients on the other via OPC UA over Ethernet. Unlike Modbus, OPC UA, the next generation of OPC - the de facto standard for open standards based data connectivity, offers all the features Modbus lacks such as: security, reliability, and data modelling. The UA Modbus Gateway allows data sharing via UA as natural next step up from using Modbus. Matrikon Industrial UA Modbus Gateway is well suited for challenging situations that include:
- limited power availability in remote conditions
- remote or unmanned stations that need data collection
- limited space requiring a compact solution
- operation in extreme temperatures and/or dusty environments
“The UA Modbus Gateway is a great example of the power and versatility OPC UA has to offer when embedded in a small, rugged field device. From pump stations and plants, to off-shore rigs - there is strong demand for secure, reliable data connectivity right to the data source without a PC in the middle. Matrikon OPC UA Gateway answers this demand directly – making OPC UA data sharing as fast and easy as the Modbus protocol it interfaces with.“ said Darek Kominek, marketing manager of MatrikonOPC.
About MatrikonOPC MatrikonOPC provides equipment data connectivity software and hardware based on OPC standards. The MatrikonOPC promise is to empower customers with reliable data access to all major automation vendors’ systems, provide practical OPC training and deliver superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with its customers to best address their business and technical needs. With offices in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, MatrikonOPC provides local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is a vendor neutral connectivity supplier.