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New ‘universal translator’ for industrial communications

New ‘universal translator’ for industrial communications

Grid Connect, Inc. and Real Time Automation® (RTA®) have partnered to bring original equipment makers a new embedded module that serves as a universal translator for enabling serial devices (RS-232, 422, 485, SPI, I2C) to communicate via protocols such as EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET, BACnet/IP and others. OEMs also gain the capability to push data from plant-floor and field devices to analytical and business applications via OPC UA and MQTT.

This is your quick and cost-effective entry into condition monitoring

Sensors can keep your machines and systems healthy and efficient. Being able to closely and continuously monitor the condition of production equipment in a factory will allow for targeted servicing and maintenance, fewer breakdowns and an increase in overall efficiency. The Schildknecht IoT Ready-To-Use system offers a quick and cost-effective entry into condition monitoring.

Popular Applications for the Internet of Things

There are currently billions of interconnected devices communicating with each other over the internet. These devices are constantly gathering information about their environments, and analyzing the data to help make informed decisions or to automate actions. The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of a wide-range of devices that can be used for various applications. The applications listed below are only a few of the many possibilities for these devices.

Simple Smart Technology for Improving Health

The human eye is a remarkable organ, but it lacks the ability to see some of the smaller particles in the world around us, such as germs, allergens, and other general pollutants. Water and air are two things that everyone interacts with on a daily basis, but how much do we really know about the quality of our air and water? Technological advancements with devices such as the Wynd, which can help consumers monitor air quality, and the Limpet, which assists users in monitoring water purity, have given peoplethe ability to be aware of the things they are exposed to in different environments.

What Interoperability Means for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reliant upon connection, making communication one of the most rudimentary functions of internet-enabled technology. Interoperability opens up endless opportunities for IoT devices as it ensures that devices will be able to communicate with each other and store data in a central location. The IoT will be able to fulfil its promises of convenience and functionality if multiple devices can be controlled simultaneously while being able to communicate and transfer data with each other.

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