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The "Echocollect "gateway Softing Industrial now also supports the MQTT protocol. Process data from plants and machines can thus be easily and securely integrated into cloud solutions. In addition to OPC UA and other control protocols, the new firmware version 7.10 includes the publisher functionality of the MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) protocol.
MQTT has become one of the most important IoT standard protocols and is already natively supported by numerous well-known cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix and Microsoft Azure. Data integration with cloud-based IoT and industry 4.0 applications using Echocollect becomes easy and secure with MQTT.
The gateway is flexible and powerful, making it suitable for process data integration in larger plants. Plant manufacturers and end customers benefit from low maintenance costs and robust, reliable operation. As an industrial-grade gateway, Echocollect offers a scalable solution for integrating process data, even from complex systems or from multiple machines. In addition to the MQTT Publisher functionality, data can be made available via the integrated OPC UA server for ERP, MES or SCADA applications. The functionalities also include a bidirectional database connection, symbol import from controllers, as well as local data logging for traceability.