Offering combined benefits of leading-edge IIoT technologies

Advantech is collaborating with AWS to provide exceptional solutions. Customers uniquely benefit from the pre-integration of the company’s WISE-EdgeLink technology and the AWS IoT Greengrass service to connect devices in manufacturing plants.

WISE-EdgeLink provides a whole protocol-conversion lightweight gateway software supporting more than 200 PLCs and communication protocols, such as Modbus, DNP3, MQTT, OPC-UA, and IEC-60870-5-104) to facilitate data collection from legacy devices. The solution simplifies the data integration and supports user-defined data acquisition periods for every input interface, decreasing the volume of data transmitted and stored on the cloud. This, together with the software’s plug-and-play functionality, dramatically lessens programming efforts and assures easy application development and deployment.

AWS IoT Greengrass is an IoT open-source edge runtime and cloud service that helps users build, deploy, and manage device software. This allows devices to collect and analyse data closer to the source of information, react autonomously to local events, and communicate securely with each other on local networks. Local devices can also securely communicate with AWS IoT Core and export IoT data to AWS.

The collaboration will enable customers to speed up their PoC and PoV projects and make financial savings by leveraging the power of these key tools to connect OT with IT.