Anybus CompactCom supports IoT technologies

2nd January 2018
Posted By : Anna Flockett
Anybus CompactCom supports IoT technologies

Support for IoT protocols OPC UA and MQTT is now offered from HMS Industrial Networks, within the Anybus CompactCom range of embedded networking solutions. With OPC UA and MQTT in the portfolio, device and machine manufacturers who use CompactCom are offered a straight-forward path to providing secure data to the IIoT factories of tomorrow - already today.

To achieve the vision of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), device and machine manufacturers are required not only to connect their hardware to different industrial networks on OT (operational technology), but also to provide data to IT systems and IoT software.

Anybus CompactCom now opens a new door to IIoT, thanks to the support for OPC UA and MQTT. Thousands of device manufacturers and machine builders who use CompactCom can now make their data available to IT systems and IoT software in an easy and secure way.

The support for OPC UA and MQTT in CompactCom greatly facilitates communication with IT-systems and IIoT applications, offering data straight from a device or machine. Users will be able to analyse data from CompactCom-equipped devices and machines for the purpose of e.g. predictive maintenance and manufacturing optimisation - key elements for realising the vision of IIoT.

Availability of OPC UA and MQTT in CompactCom
HMS is recognising OPC UA and MQTT as two of the most important protocols for data and information exchange within the smart industrial solutions of the future. Accordingly, OPC UA and MQTT is implemented into the CompactCom industrial Ethernet offering, starting with the EtherNet/IP and PROFINET versions end of 2017.

Additional IIoT solutions using CompactCom
In addition to supporting OPC UA and MQTT, CompactCom offers several other ways to connect industrial hardware to IT-systems and IoT software, with features such as integrated, customisable web pages and support for web services, email and FTP.

Users with specific demands regarding communication between OT and IT, can do-it-themselves using the CompactCom socket interface or the Transparent Ethernet functionality. These methods allow users to develop their own IT-connection while CompactCom handles the network communication.

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