A new HMS Anybus adapter board, available from Rutronik, enables communication with established fieldbus systems and industrial ethernet networks. Using secure communication standards such as OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) and Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), plus integrated websites, FTP and socket interface access, the board offers an entry to IIoT. Security features include packet storm resistance, server/client certificates and access control.
All components used are available within Rutronik’s product portfolio. Via the Arduino interface, the HMS Anybus can be combined and stacked with the RDK2 development kit, developed by Rutronik System Solutions.
Rutronik’s head of global innovation management, Stephan Menze, said: “Secure connectivity in IIoT applications is one of the main tasks to implement digital transformation and Industry 4.0. The realisation, however, is time and resource-intensive. With our adapter board HMS Anybus, we offer a solution that ensures secure communication to all fieldbus systems and networks. Challenges regarding compliance, integration of new networks as well as upgrades or maintenance become easy to handle. That minimises the costs associated with realizing IIoT applications.”