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Anybus CompactCom POWERLINK - DNA support

The Anybus CompactCom 40 POWERLINK products now support Dynamic Node Allocation (DNA) functionality.

What is DNA?

DNA enables the managing node to dynamically allocate a node number to the connected devices which simplifies the installation process and eliminates the risk of configuration errors.

Why add DNA functionality?

“We noticed that manually configuring the node numbers on the connected devices was causing some problems for customers and incorrect node numbers were accidentally assigned to devices”, explains Stefan Källström Embedded Product Manager. “So, we acted and updated the CompactCom POWERLINK with DNA functionality which means it’s no longer necessary to manually configure each connected device as the managing node can allocate the node numbers dynamically. We think this will simplify the installation process meaning that customers can start using the network quicker .”

 DNA is supported in the following the CompactCom 40 POWERLINK products:

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POWERLINK M40

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POWERLINK B40

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CompactCom 40


Advanced IIoT Gateways With Seamless Azure IoT Edge Integration for Remote Management

When embracing the new era of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), many system integrators and engineers face the critical challenge of finding a secure and reliable IIoT-gateway solution that offers regular security patches to remedy system vulnerabilities in a timely manner. Moxa’s newly launched AIG-300 Series IIoT gateways come with Azure IoT Edge integration that adds significant value in the form of unique features that help build a cost- and time-efficient IIoT system.

Seamless Azure IoT Edge Integration for Quick and Reliable Connectivity to the Cloud

IIoT gateways need to be highly secure and reliable to facilitate seamless edge-to-cloud data acquisition and device management. The AIG-300 IIoT gateway, seamlessly integrated with Azure IoT Edge and powered by ThingsPro, is a market-leading solution for reliable, quick, and easy data acquisition and device management. Data collected from devices can be transferred to Azure IoT Edge and then on to the Azure IoT Hub with a few simple configuration steps. Conversely, devices can be effectively managed via the route of Azure IoT Hub to the Azure IoT Edge on the AIG series IIoT gateways. This seamless one-stop edge-to-cloud platform can greatly help customers shrink the system development time and cost.

Device Provisioning Made Easier and the Bootup Process Safer Than Ever Before

Most IIoT applications are deployed in remote, unmanned, and harsh environments such as a smart grid, energy storage systems, solar fields, oil and gas refineries, and rail-wayside applications. Maintaining normal operations and monitoring statuses effectively is crucial to these systems. The AIG series gateways, with their wide-temperature design and low power consumption, are well-suited for use in these environments.

With capabilities such are resume file transmission, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, and Secure Boot, the AIG series gateways, located in remote sites, can be upgraded and maintained to ensure their continuous availability and effectively protected against cyberattacks. To avoid disconnections during device crashes and sudden shutdowns, the AIG series comes with built-in recovery functions to enable rollback to the previous stable version of the firmware for uninterrupted network connectivity at remote sites. When a software upgrade fails, the gateways will automatically revert to the software version in the backup, ensuring system stability. A ThingsPro tool simplifies the provisioning process by enabling bulk provisioning of IIoT gateways and performing remote software upgrades.

AIG-300 Series Highlights

  • Advanced IIoT gateways with Arm® Cortex™-A7 dual-core 1 GHz processor, 1 CAN port, 4 DIs, 4 DOs, -40 to 70°C operating temperature
  •  Simplify data acquisition and device management
  • Powered by ThingsPro and seamless integration with Azure IoT Edge to enable easy, reliable, yet secure cloud connectivity
  • Support easy device provisioning
  • Provide robust OTA function to prevent system failure during software upgrades
  • Equipped with Secure Boot to prevent malicious code execution and software injection attacks

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1-port Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP-to-DNP3 serial/TCP/UDP gateways

The MGate 5109 is an industrial Ethernet gateway for Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP and DNP3 serial/TCP/UDP protocol conversion. All models are protected with a rugged metallic casing, are DIN-rail mountable, and offer built-in serial isolation. The MGate 5109 supports transparent mode for easily integrating Modbus TCP to Modbus RTU/ASCII networks or DNP3 TCP/UDP to DNP3 serial networks.The MGate 5109 series gateways support Modbus and DNP3 Protocol Traffic Monitor for easy troubleshooting, especially during the installation stage. Communication issues could be caused by incorrect software parameters, such as slave ID and register address, 5109 also support agent mode to exchange data between Modbus and DNP3 networks or to act as a data concentrator for multiple Modbus slaves or multiple DNP3 outstations. The rugged design is suitable for industrial applications such as power, oil & gas, and water and wastewater.

Features:

  • Supports Modbus master/slave and DNP3 master/outstation
  • Up to 31 Modbus serial slaves or DNP3 serial outstations
  • Up to 32 Modbus TCP slaves or DNP3 TCP/UDP outstations
  • Supports DNP 3.0 subset level 2
  • DNP3 master mode supports up to 26600 points
  • DNP3 master and outstation modes support time-synchronization
  • Complete diagnosis information for maintenance
  • Embedded Modbus and DNP3 serial traffic monitor
  • Redundant dual DC power inputs and relay output

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Advantech WISE-4000 Wireless Data Acquisition Module Provides IoT Cloud Monitoring

In today’s increasingly competitive business market, all enterprises are looking for ways to distinguish themselves. The introduction of new technology that updates the current management model is necessary to not only enhance operating performance, but also project a professional corporate image that boosts customer satisfaction. In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud platforms have become popular trends that promise to deliver increased management efficiency and reduced costs.

Consider an automobile financing company that owns numerous garages for storing pledged vehicles as an example. The company hoped to leverage the automatic data collection, real-time display, and remote monitoring advantages of the IoT in order to replace conventional guard-based security management with centralized security management that could be remotely controlled from their head office.

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Mobile wireless router for high bandwidth remote communication

Siemens has expanded its cellular router portfolio by adding the Ruggedcom RM1224 as an entry level device. The Ruggedcom RM1224 with its 4G LTE worldwide connectivity and automatic fallback to 3G UMTS or EVDO cellular networks is ideally suited for providing data communication to and from remote locations. Thanks to its high bandwidths and performance capabilities the Ruggedcom RM1224 wireless router can be deployed in a diverse range of applications: from the integration of remote substations and feeder devices to rail wayside applications and mobile Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), as well as remote video surveillance.
The new Ruggedcom RM1224 router comes with an integrated 4 port switch, which can be used to connect up to four Ethernet devices. In addition it comes with two antenna connections, making it possible for operators to use multiple receive and transmit paths (antenna diversity) and thus increase both signal quality and bandwidth. The Ruggedcom RM1224 has one digital IO (input and output) for applications like setting up secured VPN connections upon user button push. Furthermore, the device is equipped with its own redundant power supply for bridging short-term power failures.

Like its high-end companion, the Ruggedcom RX1400, the new Ruggedcom RM1224 is characterized by a compact housing, which means that it's ideal in control cabinets with limited space available.
The Ruggedcom RM1224 offers downlink speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s and uplink speeds of up to 50 Mbit/s via LTE. When there is no LTE available, the Ruggedcom RM1224 supports HSPA+ (Evolved High Speed Packet Access) and EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized). Depending on the available mobile service provider infrastructure, this enables high transmission rates to end devices (downlink) of up to 14.4 Mbit/s and back to the telecommunications network (uplink) of up to 5.76 Mbit/s. This cellular router enables users to connect to IP-based end-devices around the globe.