eACM

Edge-Based Polling for Fast, Efficient Remote Data Delivery

AUTOSOL’s eACM brings a new polling approach to traditional SCADA systems to transform how remote data insights are delivered: providing higher resolution data using less network resources.

eACM translates real-time native RTU and PLC protocols into MQTT or MQTT Sparkplug B, the leading messaging protocol for IIoT. MQTT is highly efficient because it uses a report-by-exception approach to publish values to an MQTT broker only when conditions have changed. This frees up more bandwidth for high-fidelity data acquisition. Here’s how:

Eliminates unnecessary poll-response overhead.

eACM works by polling an end device locally in its native protocol to identify a change of value for a tag. As soon as the value changes, eACM sends the new value to the MQTT broker which then pushes it to any application subscribed to the broker. Unlike poll-response, eACM polls at the RTU- or PLC-level and publishes only if the value changes rather than at every pre-set polling interval, significantly reducing overhead.

WHAT’S ENABLED
  • Reduce bandwidth consumption of your applications by as much as 90%

  • Handle thousands of tags at once and set deadbands and alarms for each

  • Deliver more data to your control systems at configurable intervals

Delivers higher resolution data for deeper analysis.

eACM can handle local poll-response between itself and an end device as fast as every 50 milliseconds. Because it supports the MQTT Sparkplug B specification, it can be configured to push that polling data to the broker at a pre-configured interval (e.g., 1 second data pushed to broker every 1 hour).

eACM will also automatically restore data after an outage, locally storing data when connections are interrupted to send to the broker when connection is re-established.

eACM also provides a platform for functional applications to run on the edge of your network to make the most out of your infrastructure.

WHAT’S ENABLED
  • Backfill data for higher resolution or in the event of a communication outage

  • See in detailed data what is happening in the field in between polls

  • Control alert thresholds and how often new values are published

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eACM Explained

Hear AUTOSOL’s David Blanco discuss how eACM is helping industrial customers move data collection to the field and become IIoT-enabled for new efficiencies gains.

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Easy to configure, easy to deploy, easy to manage.

It can be difficult to track, configure, and license hundreds of eACM installations once they are deployed in the field. That’s why multiple eACM devices can be managed from one server-side mass-management application called Edge Mass Manager.

Edge Mass Manager allows users to change configuration settings across their system. It also tracks, displays and lets users control the status of deployed applications as “Running” or “Stopped.” As new eACM boxes are deployed, they can be synced with the manager app and licensed remotely.

Legacy compatible across systems.

Although eACM utilizes the full potential of MQTT, not every SCADA system is compatible with the technology. For those HMIs and services that want MQTT data, but rely on ODBC or OPC DA connections, AUTOSOL MQTT-to-OPC (AMO) is the solution.

Residing on a server or in the cloud, AMO converts the MQTT data into real-time OPC DA data that any OPC client can use. AMO can also backfill MQTT Sparkplug B data into a historian or HMI.

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eACM Key Features

eACM is built on the same ultra-reliable, secure foundation for which every AUTOSOL solution is known and enables a new method to access more data from remote devices: the key to unlocking new IIoT advantages.

Supports:

  • Communication with multiple protocols simultaneously
  • Communication with multiple end-devices simultaneously
  • Local storage of data when connection is interrupted; stored data is sent when connection is re-established
  • Data backfilling to your system after losing connection
  • Prioritization of data flows between multiple masters for serial networks

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KEY FEATURES:

  • Leverages MQTT, which uses up to 90% less bandwidth than traditional poll-response
  • Allows edge applications to run using RTU or PLC data
  • Portable and lightweight; fits onto most edge computing devices

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Get Data-Driven with eACM

eACM is a lightweight software that fits on almost any Linux-based edge modem, switch, router or radio. See how eACM deployed in your industrial environment will transform the efficiency with which you collect and, in turn, act on the valuable data constantly generated by your field assets.

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eACM is currently available pre-integrated on the FreeWave ZumLink™ Edge Intelligent Radio and ZumIQ™ Edge Computer as well as Moxa’s UC8100, 3100, and V2201 industrial computers, the RAD SecFlow-1 gateway and the FitPC fitlet2. However, the software is hardware-agnostic and customizable for specific platform and protocol requirements.

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