Softing Industrial has developed a gateway that enables access to Profibus DP networks independently of the controller.
The smartLink HW-DP gateway extends the functions for Profibus and Hart protocols without disrupting the operation of existing installations. This enables Industry 4.0 connectivity for both new and existing PROFIBUS DP networks and enables easy and scalable integration of device data into plant asset management applications.
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The latest version provides support for Endress+Hauser Netilion and FieldEdge SGC500 gateways with the option to operate in parallel with Endress+Hauser FieldCare. It provides an extended HART IP server to add information about the remote I/O level and improves the visualization of the physical network in Emerson AMS Device Manager.
Relevant data for optimization processes are available for higher-level applications via open, standardized interfaces such as HART IP and FDT. This enables the use of any HART IP client, such as Emerson AMS Device Manager, to parameterize, monitor, and analyze field devices via these open communication standards.