Extending the functionality of IXXAT CANbridge NT

6th September 2018
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Extending the functionality of IXXAT CANbridge NT

The Service Pack one (SP1) for the IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT, brings numerous new features and improvements, such as configurable and event-triggered ‘Action Rules’, and straight-forward cloud connectivity via MQTT, has been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks.

SP1 brings with it Action Rules for CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT, allowing users to define a variety of actions to be performed automatically in response to received messages or device/CAN bus status events. For example, messages can be triggered to be sent on CAN, CAN FD or MQTT, device settings can be changed, and LED indications can be switched. The Action Rules are created in the Windows-based configuration tool through intuitive drop-down menus for events and actions.

The new MQTT connectivity of CAN@net NT enables information such as device status or CAN/CAN FD data to be transmitted to the cloud. The configuration is easily done by the user in the Action Rules lists. By using free available broker services and APPs, the user can then transmit status messages and system values for presentation in smartphones or other devices.

Included with all new devices, the SP1 also includes other features, such as adapted filter masks for J1939 message filtering and device security enhancements. Customers who already use the CANbridge NT or CAN@net NT can download the SP1 for free from the IXXAT website, and upgrade the product using the USB interface and the included Windows-based configuration tool.

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