Azure IIoT Gateway
THE FATBOX G3
RUGGED OPEN SOURCE IIOT GATEWAY ROUTER FOR MODBUS TCP/RTU & CAN BUS DEVICE MANAGEMENT ON AZURE IOT HUB CLOUD SERVICES.
DESIGNED IN AUSTRALIA. BUILT IN USA.
Azure IoT Edge Gateway to Manage Device Data
The FATBOX G3 Linux IoT Gateway offers a flexible way to start building applications to monitor and manage field/industrial equipment which operate on Serial RS-232 or RS-485 (e.g. Modbus RTU), CAN Bus, Ethernet (e.g. Modbus TCP) or ZigBee/BLE (via USB) using Azure IOT Hub cloud services. With the built in Azure IOT Client in the gateway, data is collected and transmitted via cellular 4G/3G or ADSL/Fiber to Azure IoT Hub seamlessly.
Integrated device server for scheduled poll and read from attached equipment
Multi-port support - RS-232/RS-485 (e.g. MODBUS), Ethernet, CAN Bus and USB (for Zigbee/BLE/WIFI transceiver)
Azure IoT Hub client to integrate with your Azure cloud resources
User scripts supported for cross compile of C-program/ custom Python, LUA scripting
2GB of on-board storage
Parse Time Series Data for analytical applications
SNMPv2 for management
Persistent LTE and 3G data connection with network watch-dog
Dual SIM & WAN-to-3G failover redundancies
Wide power supply 5~30VDC (12/24V) ensures stability of operation
Industrial temperature -40C to 75C and robust aluminium enclosure
Weather resistant enclosure for wet or corrosive environments
5 years manufacturer warranty
Connecting PLC, meter and pump to Azure IoT Hub
Most industrial control equipment like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)/AC variable speed drives/temperature controllers that are located in power grids/cell-towers/waterworks stations cannot be upgraded to run the codes that are required to authenticate & securely receive or send data to cloud platforms like Azure IOT or AWS IOT. The programmable FATBOX G3 gateway polls specific parameters from these equipment and securely sends the data to the IOT platform for storage (e.g. a SQL table or blob) or actions.
In our application example, we used the Modbus device server to phase the current of the following power meters every 60 mins:
ABB A42 register 23308
Siemens PAC3200 register 13
The returned values are then sent securely using MQTT or AMQP protocol over 3G, 4G or Ethernet WAN as a JSON message to your Azure IoT Hub. From there, Azure Stream Analytics can process the JSON message using Query to:
save data to a SQL database, DB table, dataset or blob file
update to a dataset that easily visualized, e.g. with Power BI
trigger a notification, e.g. send a SMS or email
In this example, one of the Stream Analytics output is configured as g3powerBI dataset which is updated periodically to a Power BI dashboard for near real-time industrial equipment monitoring and management as seen below.
Azure Quick Start Guide & Other
Data Sheet & Manuals
Azure Quickstart Guides
Azure IoT Modbus Starter Kit
THE MODBUS-TO-FATBOX G3 AZURE IOT GATEWAY STARTER KIT:
Quickly connect a Modbus temperature sensor to Azure & Power BI.
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The FATBOX G3 Linux IIOT Gateway
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