The Netbiter EC350 is a communication gateway that makes it easier to monitor and control industrial equipment remotely. Performance and connectivity are enhanced for remote management and configuration of power generators, cooling systems, UPSs, wind turbines or other industrial machinery.
It is the first in a new generation of Netbiter gateways. It connects to industrial machinery via Modbus (serial or Ethernet), SNMP, EtherNet/IP or I/O and sends data to the cloud-based Netbiter Argos server via Ethernet or cellular communications.
It communicates over 3G networks, which increases the geographical cellular coverage. You can install the gateway where 3G is the only available network. It is compatible with 5 different 3G bands.
The gateway will support »Remote Access» functions, allowing you to open up a secure connection to remote machinery and configure or operate it from any location using standard software applications. Remote access provides a secure data tunnel to the remotely located equipment. For example, with a Netbiter connected to a PLC, it is possible to perform remote debugging or programming of the PLC from any location, using the same PLC configuration software as usual. Remote access functionality will be available as of Q1, 2014.
HMS Industrial Networks
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