As a flexible Docker container is dataFEED edgeConnector Modbus suitable for accessing Modbus TCP controllers, e.g. from Schneider Electric, Wago, Beckhoff or Phoenix Contact. In addition, many other manufacturers also support the open communication interface Modbus TCP. The product has an integrated OPC UA Server for simple and secure data connectivity to higher-level management systems, such as ERP, MES or SCADA systems. As part of an overall solution architecture the implemented OPC UA communication protocol can also be used for data exchange with other Docker containers such as Microsoft OPC Publisher or AWS IoT SiteWise.
In addition, an MQTT interface is available for direct integration of control data into private or public IoT cloud applications, supporting a variety of different cloud providers. Like OPC UA, MQTT also provides modern security mechanisms such as encryption, certificate management and user authentication, thus contributing to high data security.
dataFEED edgeConnector Modbus can be managed locally via a web interface or remotely via a REST API. The configuration is simple and flexible. Precisely tuned security settings for instance include role-based access rights for OPC UA Client applications.