Autosol Communication Manager ® (ACM) supports the Emerson Bristol Modbus protocol to help companies manage ICS and SCADA systems. The Emerson Bristol Modbus protocol was developed by the Emerson Bristol Corporation, and has the ability to transmit operator and alarm event logs, as well as historical data through the ACM polling engine.
ACM stores historical data directly in its hardware by configuring, polling and transmitting flow measurement data. This flow data is transmitted to a corporate headquarters or control room — to an HMI where the information can be evaluated. This information is often used in accounting software programs like ABB Totalflow and Quorum PGAS.
ACM and the Emerson Bristol Modbus Protocol
ACM and the Emerson Bristol Modbus protocol work together to enable flow measurement data is analyzed to optimize a pipeline’s performance. Pipeline operators are alerted of any changes in pressure or flow to ensure a safe environment from tanks to processing and manufacturing plants by polling the field device. ACM delivers the data via the Emerson Bristol Modbus protocol to an HMI used in the control room, where the flow data is visualized and interpreted.
ACM extends companies’ legacy field devices
For more than 30 years, AUTOSOL has built custom drivers to ensure the reliable transfer of commands, programs, data and information between control systems and endpoint SCADA devices. ACM speaks to remote field devices in a large variety of native protocols to enable communication between incompatible devices, making it easy to add PLCs, RTU and other field devices to a SCADA system and ensuring transmission data is consistently being communicated.
Because AUTOSOL has built custom drivers for numerous native protocols, companies are not obligated to update a SCADA system with just one brand of equipment. Companies can save costs while continuing to use their legacy devices by upgrading other components in their SCADA system.
AUTOSOL takes security very seriously. ACM is FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validated using SSL encryption. Contact us today to learn more about how ACM supports Emerson Bristol Modbus and many other protocols.