May 21, 2020

HMS Industrial Networks AB, Smart LUA script processing, bi-directional MQTT messaging and new hardware added to the Ixxat [email protected] NT and CANbridge series

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Smart LUA script processing, bi-directional MQTT messaging and new hardware added to the Ixxat [email protected] NT and CANbridge series 

With the new Service Pack 2, HMS Networks extends the functionality of the Ixxat® [email protected] NT and CANbridge NT series. Users can now add smart, event-controlled network actions and versatile bi-directional MQTT-messaging to cloud applications. The new hardware [email protected] NT 100 complements the [email protected] NT range with new network connectivity. 

The Ixxat® [email protected] NT and CANbridge NT product families enable smart and seamless CAN-based networking on-site and remotely. The CANbridge NT enables easy coupling of up to four CAN and CAN-FD networks using filter and translation rules. Network wiring can be simplified through tree and star topologies, and all connected segments are protected thanks to electrically isolated bus interfaces. All [email protected] NT products come with an additional Ethernet interface, allowing very distributed networks by coupling up to four [email protected] NT devices using Ethernet. [email protected] NT products also allow remote access to CAN and CAN- FD networks via Ethernet and PC. 

New SP2 functionality powers up the [email protected] NT and CANbridge series The new Service Pack 2 introduces enhanced "Action Rules" programming for flexible definition and execution of events and actions for all [email protected] NT and CANbridge products. Based on LUA script processing, these user-defined actions can be triggered upon e.g. pre-defined message content or status information. The Ethernet interface of the [email protected] NT series enables direct cloud connectivity via the implemented MQTT protocol. In SP2, bi-directional MQTT messaging is introduced. In addition to transmitting e.g. alarms and status information to mobile devices, messages can now also be received from the cloud for LUA script- based pre-processing, plausibility checking and transmission to the CAN bus. 

[email protected] NT 100 – new connectivity HMS also introduces a new hardware – [email protected] NT 100 – that offers a D-Sub 9 network connector for CAN/CAN-FD network connectivity, complementing the existing [email protected] NT 200 and 420 products that both feature screw terminals. The [email protected] NT 100 is a direct successor of the older [email protected] II which means that existing customers can exchange installed [email protected] II units in existing systems with CANnet 100 NT and benefit from all the new functionality provided in SP2. 

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