Thursday, January 8, 2015

Connecting Modbus/TCP devices with smartphones & tablets!

Opto 22 has announced groov 2.3, a major update adding Modbus/TCP communication to the company’s groov web-based mobile interface software. With groov’s new Modbus/TCP support, thousands of industrial devices can now be monitored and managed using effective, scalable operator interfaces on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. 

Modbus/TCP is a widely adopted, TCP/IP-based communications protocol used in level sensors, rotary encoders, drives, meters, and industrial controllers and I/O, plus thousands of other devices deployed in diverse industries. Industrial automation end-users, system integrators, machine OEMs, or any authorized person can quickly and securely monitor and control these devices, as well as automation, building, and other control systems, all from a mobile device.


Acting as a Modbus/TCP master, groov communicates directly with Modbus/TCP slave devices over standard, non-proprietary Ethernet networks. No intermediary servers, protocol converters, or communications interfaces are required. This simplifies hardware planning, reduces initial hardware cost and ongoing maintenance, and streamlines device setup and configuration. 

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