Modbus is known in the OT environment as a standard protocol in Industry, many environments build their control systems based on it, due to the simplicity, the connectivity and how quick it could be deployed.
What if you were told that it is possible to send Modbus data over MQTT?
Manufactures, Building Automation, Water treatment, Energy solutions and beyond are the most preferred applications to apply Modbus. All that data usually goes to HMIs, SCADAS, or simple applications.
But nowadays there is a new abstract location called the Cloud, in which thanks to the Industry 4.0 its possible to pull any kind of data over there by using multiple languages to communicate with, Like MQTT, which it is a M2M protocol designed for connectivity between IoT Devices, under different scenarios such as low bandwidth, power and consumption limitations.
Imagine a way to send your Power meters data capable to talk modbus, to a Cloud Services system Located on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or any other. for providing analytics and reports based on power consumption.
We can keep talking about it, but how if you can apply this right now to your implementation?
vNode Automation IoT Gateway make this possible, by using a Plug and play solution that pull data over Modbus TCP or RTU protocol and send over MQTT to any broker.