Softing's smartLink product family offers extended functionalities for Plant Asset Management.
Two product releases from Softing’s smartLink family offer enhanced functionalities for Plant Asset Management and the implementation of Industry 4.0 connectivity in industrial networks.
The smartLink product family from Softing enables end customers to make efficient use of connectivity at the interface between OT and IT. The products allow simple and scalable integration of device data into plant asset management applications. The new versions of smartLink HW-DP v1.20 and smartLink SW-HT v1.20, which are now available, offer enhanced functionalities for data transfer and connectivity.
smartLink HW-DP enables access to process, asset, and diagnostic data from PROFIBUS devices and HART devices connected to PROFIBUS remote I/Os, as well as secure export to any system inside and outside the user’s own network. The new version v1.20 now adds support for providing asset and diagnostic data from field devices via MQTT. This allows easy integration into typical IoT system architectures, such as the Namur Open Architecture (NOA) or the IoT reference architectures of large cloud platforms.
smartLink SW-HT allows access to configuration and diagnostic data via Emerson’s AMS Device Manager or other HART IP-enabled Plant Asset Management applications. As the only solution available on the market, smartLink SW-HT has so far supported Schneider Electric M580 controllers and drop I/Os as well as Allen-Bradley controllers and remote I/Os.