edgeGate

Edge Gateway for IT/OT Coupling of Siemens and Modbus Controllers to IoT Solutions

  • edgeGate offers bidirectional data exchange between industrial networks and IT applications locally and in the cloud. It connects up to five Siemens and Modbus TCP controllers to superimposed systems via the OPC UA and MQTT interfaces. It supports the use of a large number of different cloud providers. Thanks to its conformity with the OPC UA standard, its simple configuration and its security functions, the gateway is particularly suitable for small network solutions that can be expanded over time.edgeGate offers particularly deep Microsoft Azure Cloud integration. For this purpose, the applications IoT Edge OPC Publisher and IoT Edge OPC Proxy provided by Microsoft have been implemented. For parameter setting a graphical user interface is provided. The result is a simple connection to Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Edge, Azure IoT Central or Azure IoT Connected Factory.

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Description

Connection of IoT Hubs from Different Vendors With Siemens and Modbus PLCs

  • Adjustable topic settings for MQTT payload according application requirements
  • Chance for analytics, storage, computing applications in cloud solutions from different vendors
  • Integration of OPC UA and MQTT client applications running on-premise as well as in private and public clouds
  • Worldwide remote access to field data
  • Suited to new applications such as IoT or analytics functionality while dedicated to retrofit upgrades
  • No PLC programming necessary
  • Symbol import from STEP 7 and TIA Portal projects
  • No software updates, operating system patches and PC updates required

Comprehensive Integration with Microsoft Azure Applications

  • Direct data access from Microsoft Azure to Siemens and Modbus PLCs
  • Bidirectional data exchange between cloud and shopfloor by accessing OPC UA Servers on edgeGate or in OT network via integrated Microsoft OPC Proxy and Publisher components

Industry-proven Security

  • Physically separated interfaces and separate configuration rights for OT and IT networks preventing intrusions
  • Supporting security standards as SSL/TLS and X.509 certificates
  • OPC UA compliant data encryption and user authentification

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