Industrial Network Gateway

An industrial Network gateway is used to interface between networks that support different protocols.

Communication Protocols and Gateways

An industrial Network gateway is used to interface between networks that support different protocols. In both the IT and OT worlds, gateways make communication possible between the many different system architectures and protocols. They repackage and convert data going from one network to another so that information can be understood. Industrial gateways also perform protocol translation, enabling communication between disparate interfaces. Protocol translation allows non-Ethernet-based components to be part of the industrial network and reach the outside world. This is one of the bases of the infrastructure needed in cloud-based solutions and IoT. Besides TCP/IP, some of the protocols that modern industrial gateways can work with are UDP (User Datagram Protocol), PROFINET, OPC-UA, and Modbus.

MQTT (formerly the MQ Telemetry Transport) is a lightweight protocol that’s primarily designed for connecting power-constrained devices over low-bandwidth networks. Though it existed for over a decade, the advent of M2M (machine-to-machine communications) and the Internet of Things (IoT) made it a popular protocol.

At StarTech, we enable the industries and manufacturers with Network gateways that have found new applications under emerging IoT systems. With larger volumes of information being shared to cloud platforms, IoT gateways serve as an added layer of security closer to field devices. If you are interested then get state-of-the-art IoT Industrial Communication Gateways and protocol convertor at your workplace, reach out to us at StarTech.

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