New ‘universal translator’ for industrial communications

Jun 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Grid Connect Team posted in IIoT, Industrial IoT, IoT, IoT devices

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Grid Connect, Inc. and Real Time Automation® (RTA®) have partnered to bring original equipment makers a new embedded module that serves as a universal translator for enabling serial devices (RS-232, 422, 485, SPI, I2C) to communicate via protocols such as EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET, BACnet/IP and others. OEMs also gain the capability to push data from plant-floor and field devices to analytical and business applications via OPC UA and MQTT.

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To develop the highly integrated, compact module (33mm x 23mm x 3mm), ​we combined ​RTA's​ protocol stacks with our know-how of hardware and IIoT.Grid32_paperclip

The module offers device makers a quick-to-market, affordable and simple solution for adding a full array of industrial protocols to any new or legacy device a manufacturer uses. If an OEM’s device is interacting with the factory in, say, Modbus, the module enables the equipment maker’s device to communicate in a next-gen protocol like PROFINET. The array of protocols is no longer out of reach for device makers that may be manufacturing a lower volume of new products or facing prohibitively high costs for converting legacy products.

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About Real Time Automation, Inc.

Established in 1989, Real Time Automation, Inc., is based in Wisconsin and specializes in making easy-to-use connectivity products, source code protocol stacks 

and OEM solutions for use by control engineers on factory floors everywhere.  Learn more

 

About Grid Connect, Inc.

Naperville, Ill.-based Grid Connect, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 company and has been a leader in the embedded and networking marketplace for more than 20 years. Grid Connect’s products range from custom OEM smart devices and security controllers to bridges, switches, and diagnostics tools. Along with the products Grid Connect makes, the company also distributes and supports complementary products from other high-quality technology makers. Learn more

 

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How to pick your communication protocol

Jun 2, 2022 9:59:21 AM / by Grid Connect Team posted in IIoT, Industrial IoT, IoT, networking protocol, protocol

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There are so many options that exist to connect to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). How does a business choose between them?

  • Wi-Fi
  • LoRaWAN
  • Bluetooth
  • NB-IoT


Many factors can influence this decision, from the necessary bandwidth, to existing infrastructure, to security concerns. Letting the application determine the best protocol results in optimal for connectivity solutions, whether operating farming equipment, or shipping supplies, to conflict zones.

For more information, Adam Justice and Cristian Codreanu of Grid Connect provide their expertise in the following article on machinedesign.com. 

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FREE Webinar : How To Cloud-Enable Any Product - Quickly And Securely

Sep 9, 2020 4:01:38 PM / by Grid Connect Team posted in Events, Industrial IoT, IoT cloud, IoT devices, IoT-enabled device, Smart Devices, smart products, smart tech, smart technology, Webinar

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Join us for our free webinar and learn how you can quickly upgrade your product with an IoT solution.


Date
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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020Register Now

Time : 10:30 AM CT (8:30 AM PT)

 

In this 1-hour session you will learn about some of the pitfalls to developing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. We will discuss how using off-the-shelf solutions can yield quick and powerful results. In particular we will review the ConnectSense Smart Power cord and how you can simply plug your product into an IoT solution.

 

Why You Should Attend

  • Add IoT capability to your enterprise applications
  • Quick IoT solutions for beta or qualification testing
  • IoT-enable your legacy products
  • Get your questions answered by experts

 

Presented By : Guest Speaker :
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Gary Marrs

Solutions Architect at Grid Connect

Adam Justice

CEO at Grid Connect

 

Register early, seats are limited!

Register Now

 

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Join Us at Internet of Things World 2015!

Apr 27, 2015 8:57:48 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in appliance manufacturers, business, California, connected home, consumer IoT, Events, General, home automations, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, Internet of Things World, interoperability, IoT, IoT event, IoT standards, IoT World, monetizing the IoT, platform providers, QoS, San Fransisco, smart home

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When:
 May 12-13, 2015
Where: Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA
Booth #: 312
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Internet of Things World 2015 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event -  with over 4,000 attendees, 275+ industry thought leaders and 150+ exhibitors. With a focus on monetizing the IoT revolution through bringing together ecosystem wide attendees, stakeholders and investors, Internet of Things World is a unique opportunity to promote your IoT message right in the heartland of IoT development.

2014 was an important year for IoT with huge opportunities of this technology firmly being realized. Accenture’s late 2014 report predicts that 69% of consumers plan to buy an in-home device by 2019, reaffirming that consumer adoption of connected technology is on the rise.

In 2015,  the tremendous excitement around IoT is now bearing fruit in terms of concrete products and services. Now is the time to bring together the entire ecosystem in order to assess the commercial opportunities, to highlight the key challenges hindering IoT and to assess the range of solutions available to create a sustainable future for IoT.

The 2nd annual Internet of Things World is the only independent business event dedicated to IoT. It assesses the key horizontal challenges affecting the range of vertical markets while also featuring dedicated tracks looking at industry-specific issues.

Internet of Things World is brought to you by Informa Telecoms & Media, the world’s leading provider of events in the communications market place.

Conference Website: http://iotworldevent.com

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Panel Discussion: Bringing together the array of industry players in the Smart Home
When: May 13, 2015, 5pm-5:30pm

  • Ensuring sustainable business models for interaction and interoperability
  • How can/should appliance manufacturers, platform providers & other key players work together effectively?
  • Who are the key players that will drive the future Connected Home?
  • How to ensure usability and QoS?
  • Who are setting the standards?
  • How can carriers step into home automation markets?
  • Highlighting the latest standardizations development
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10 Top Challenges Industrial IoT Must Overcome in 2015

Dec 30, 2014 9:13:41 AM / by Brittney Borowicz posted in 2015, Featured In, General, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, Internet of Things, IoT, ROI

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A lot of the excitement and press surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) centers on home automation, wearable electronics, and other consumer applications. But industrial applications of the IoT, such as predictive maintenance and integration of the supply chain are likely to be the more compelling use cases, at least in terms of ROI. For Industrial IoT (IIoT) to realize its potential, however, it must overcome some substantial challenges.

Here's an industry perspective on what challenges IIoT must overcome in the coming year.

Read more at EE Times or download the PDF now.

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