Cloud computing has revolutionized the consumer marketplace but has not made a strong headway in industrial sectors. Most industrial machines and equipment communicate through legacy protocols that are not particularly well-suited to networking or best practices of modern security. To enjoy the benefits of modern cloud computing, legacy devices need a way to translate legacy industrial systems to the cloud, as well as communicate with existing head end systems without disrupting existing operations.
The MACHGateway is an IoT protocol translation solution that enables the collection of more data from industrial assets without interrupting legacy communication. Once connected, data can be shared across an industrial enterprise, giving companies the ability to:
- Make better decisions
- Better anticipate problems
- Use new and innovative applications to run previously impossible business analytics
- Connect a mobile workforce to devices in the field
- Manage and configure devices remotely