• Softing Industrial Automation GmbH - edgeConnector Modbus
  • Publish date: 08/09/2022
  • Product release date: 01/19/2024
  • Product Version: 3.80
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edgeConnector Modbus

edgeConnector Modbus

Software Module for Connecting Modbus TCP Controllers to Industrial IoT Applications


Container Technology with Access to Data from Modbus TCP Controllers or Sensors via OPC UA and MQTT with Flexible Deployment Options for Higher-level Applications


As a flexible Docker container is dataFEED edgeConnector Modbus suitable for accessing Modbus TCP controllers, e.g. from Schneider Electric, Wago, Beckhoff or Phoenix Contact. In addition, many other manufacturers also support the open communication interface Modbus TCP. The product has an integrated OPC UA Server for simple and secure data connectivity to higher-level management systems, such as ERP, MES or SCADA systems. As part of an overall solution architecture the implemented OPC UA communication protocol can also be used for data exchange with other Docker containers such as Microsoft OPC Publisher or AWS IoT SiteWise.

In addition, an MQTT interface is available for direct integration of control data into private or public IoT cloud applications, supporting a variety of different cloud providers. Like OPC UA, MQTT also provides modern security mechanisms such as encryption, certificate management and user authentication, thus contributing to high data security.

dataFEED edgeConnector Modbus can be managed locally via a web interface or remotely via a REST API. The configuration is simple and flexible. Precisely tuned security settings for instance include role-based access rights for OPC UA Client applications.

Further information

Product details

Category: Gateway Subcategory: Protocol Converter

Supported Profiles and Facets

Application Profiles:

  • UACore 1.04
    • Standard 2017 UA Server Profile

Security Policies:

  • UACore 1.04
    • SecurityPolicy - Aes256-Sha256-RsaPss
    • SecurityPolicy [A] - Aes128-Sha256-RsaOaep
    • SecurityPolicy [B] – Basic256Sha256
    • SecurityPolicy – Basic128Rsa15
    • SecurityPolicy – Basic256
    • SecurityPolicy – None

User Tokens:

  • UACore 1.04
    • User Token – Anonymous Facet
    • User Token – Anonymous Server Facet
    • User Token – User Name Password Server Facet
    • User Token – X509 Certificate Server Facet