GSM/GPRS based device for remote monitoring and control, alarm management and data logging

Paul Boughton

Anybus RemoteCom is an easy-to-use web gateway and it acts as a Modbus bridge and gives remote access and control of serial devices over Ethernet, Internet, LANs, GSM, GPRS and telephone modems.

The product has a built-in powerful web server to provide web based access from a remote location, alarm management, data logging and trend graphs of field equipment data.

The integrated alarm and status handler automatically notifies remote supervisors by email, SMS, SNMP and Modbus TCP if pre-defined limits are exceeded.

As an additional service, a secure central web server solution that expands the functionality of Anybus RemoteCom is provided.

The central server's purpose, says HMS Industrial Networks AB, is to manage, monitor and control remote field equipment.

Typical applications for Anybus RemoteCom are: energy applications - energy consumption can be reduced by optimising automation processes in making staff aware of where and when energy is consumed.

Many examples, says the company, show a 30 per cent decrease of the energy consumption), power generation (to constantly monitor the readiness and performance position of the generator) and industrial automation: (to connect new or legacy devices such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), process control equipment, pump controllers, bar-code readers/scanners, weighing stations and much more.

By always being in control of the machine or manufacturing facility it is possible to increase productivity and cut unnecessary costs.

HMS develops, produces and markets intelligent communication technology for automation equipment.

The Anybus range of products is, says, HMS, the world's most used third party product for industrial network connectivity. Interchangeable Anybus interface modules, Gateways, and tools provide a complete and reliable way to connect to Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, Modbus-TCP, Modbus RTU, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CC-Link, ControlNet, CANopen, Interbus, FIPIO, J1939, Lonworks, AS-Interface USB, and Bluetooth.

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HMS Industrial Networks AB is based in Halmstad, Sweden.


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