The software component Universal Cloud Adaptertransforms any device into an IoT Gateway. No matter if Linux or Windows, no matter if ARM, 32Bit or 64Bit – The Cloud Adapter can be installed everywhere. The download links and the single-line installation command for Linux are available in our documentation. Via the simple and intuitive web interface of the Cloud Adapter, any number of connections with the most common protocols can be created.
Integrated VPN solution
A highlight is the integrated and free VPN solution. VPN can be activated to ensure full remote access to the local network. Thus, for example, the control program of a PLC can be updated. The VPN function is currently available in the Linux version of the Cloud Adapter.
The software component CODESYS Cloud Adaptertransforms CODESYS controllers into an IoT Gateway. The purchase of additional hardware components is therefore not necessary. Setup is very easy – the free Cloud Adapter Library is integrated into the PLC program and called cyclically. All variables from the symbol configuration of the control program are then available in the cloud. The CODESYS Cloud Adapter is compatible for controllers from CODESYS Version 188.8.131.52. Controllers with CODESYS Version V2 or all versions V3 can of course alternatively be connected with our Universal Cloud Adapter via Modbus or OPC UA.
Selection of compatible controllers
The cloud connection via MQTT succeeds completely without additional software. The open and simple MQTT protocol is included in many smaller devices – according to the motto “From sensor to the cloud”. All IoT devices that provide MQTT version 3.1.1 are supported. AnyViz is extremely flexible in the interpretation of the data and supports MQTT content in JSON, binary or text format.
With the Beckhoff Cloud Adapter, we offer a supplement for Windows CE and a setup for Windows x86/x64 operating systems specifically for Beckhoff controllers. Communication with the Beckhoff PLC takes place via TwinCAT ADS, whereby the variables of the control program are automatically available in the cloud. The free cloud adapter can be downloaded from the AnyViz portal and configured via a simple interface. It can be installed either directly on the controller or on a separate gateway device.
The IoT Gateways are the Plug & Play solution consisting of hardware and Universal Cloud Adapter optimized for the devices. We recommend several variants that have different interfaces (4G, Ethernet, serial) to realize different system constellations. Depending on the requirements, the devices have an extended voltage range, a robust metal housing and a top-hat rail adapter and are ideal for industrial use. The cloud connection is always up-to-date thanks to updates over the air, which allows the Universal Cloud Adapter to be updated conveniently from the AnyViz Portal.
Hard- and Software
The industrial hardware is extended by the software component Universal Cloud Adapter with just one command. The configuration of the cloud connection is conveniently done via web interface using a web browser.