Building a safe and secure embedded world

Factory Floor Integration in Microsoft Azure Using HPE’s GL20 Gateway and Softing’s dataFEED OPC Suite

Industrial IoT Starter Kit
  • Head Start in Cloud-based OEE and Manufacturing Analytics
  • Extensible and Secure OT/IT Integration Based on Standards
  • Versatile Solution With Low Start-up Costs

Efficient Analysis of Production Data

  • Link of production line to Azure IoT Suite Connected factory in less than a day
  • Immediate access to valuable business insights generating improved operational efficiency
  • Connection to full range of data sources supported by dataFEED OPC Suite
  • No change of security and firewall settings required 

Comprehensive Connectivity

  • Compliance with OPC UA interoperability standard for industrial communication
  • Overall benefit of built-in and proven security
  • Application execution in cloud or on premise
  • Integration with edge analytics

Ready-to-Start Scope of Delivery

  • Minimized configuration and system integration efforts
  • Deployment of multiple applications with just one starter kit
  • Support of multiple cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure and others)
  • Low maintenance costs and investment protection
  • Equally suited for deployment in production as well as for proof of concept in lab environments
Technical Data
SoftwareOperating SystemWindows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016
 Microsoft Azure ConnectivityMicrosoft OPC Proxy, Microsoft OPC Publisher (Docker images)
 Data IntegrationSofting dataFEED OPC Suite
  Supported ControllersSiemens S5, S7 (200,300,400,1200,1500) LOGO! 8, PAC Counter and Siemens-compatible controllers like VIPA controllers 
Rockwell SLC-500, PLC-5, ControlLogix and CompactLogix 
Mitsubishi Melsec-Q Series with Ethernet interface card 
B&R controllers with Ethernet interface 
Modbus TCP-compatible controllers (Wago, Beckhoff, Phoenix, Schneider Electric, etc.) 
All controllers and devices with integrated OPC UA Server
  Accessible Controller DataInputs, outputs, data blocks, markers, timers, counters
  Supported OPC SpecificationsOPC Classic Data Access V1.0a, V2.05, OPC Alarms & Events V1.10, OPC Unified Architecture V1.02
  Supported OPC UA FunctionalityData Access profile
TCP transport protocol using OPC UA binary coding
   Security methodsBasic256, Basic128Rsa15, None
  Supported OPC Data TypesVARIANT Data Types I1, UI1, I2, UI2, I4, UI4, R4, DATE, BSTR, BOOL and arrays (VT_Array) of these data types
  Protocols for IoT Cloud LinkMQTT PublisherMQTT Publisher V3.1.1, V3.1 QoS, Retain, Last Will and Testament Security SSL/TLS including certificates
   REST ClientTCP, HTTP, HTTPS Methods: PUT, POST Security SSL and user authentification
  Supported DatabasesNoSQL databases, for example, MongoDB, CouchDB 
ODBC enabled databases, for example, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, other NoSQL and ODBC-enabled databases upon inquiry
  See dataFEED OPC Suite datasheet for more details
HardwareGatewayHPE Gatewayline GL20, i5 Core, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB Industrial SSD
See HPE Gatewayline GL20 datasheet for more details
 Interfaces1x Power 9-36 VDC, 2x Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbit), 4x PoE (10/100 Mbit), 8 bit DIO, 2x Serial (EIA-232/422/485), 2x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, speaker/microphone/line in
CCA-YY-140001Industrial IoT Starter Kit


Scope of Delivery

HardwareHPE Gatewayline GL20
SoftwarePre-installed, including dataFEED OPC Suite


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