The “Internet of Things” for industrial applications (IIoT) allows greater visibility and access to machine and process data through cloud computing. The STRIDE Pocket Portal is a low-cost ($120.00) industrial wireless IoT end-to-end cloud data logger that connects industrial equipment and sensors to the cloud.
The Pocket Portal has an RS-485/power port, input/output port, browser interface, and provides limited control with Modbus RTU write capability (up to 115.2k baud) and 3VDC discrete output logic. Unmonitored devices can be IoT connected and become monitored quickly with Modbus RTU, 4 digital and 2 analog inputs. A Modbus device and up to four discrete outputs can be remotely controlled using the Pocket Portal mobile app.
The Pocket Portal IoT solution from AutomationDirect requires a Wi-Fi internet connection and a monthly data subscription.