Huge quantities of industrial, automotive, scientific and consumer products now use these protocols to allow connectivity and communication. I2C, for example, was invented by Phillips in the 80’s, while Modbus protocol was published in 1979 by what is now Schneider. Canbus was developed by Robert Bosch for the automotive industry, it is now one of the 5 mandatory standards on cars and light trucks in the USA and EU and it is widely used in industrial applications too.
These protocols allow devices to communicate to each other and to external devices.
As the world becomes more interconnected [The Internet of things] these protocols are the “language” that facilitates connection.
CDL have developed significant expertise at connecting to these protocols in order to gather data on machinery performance and integrate the functionality of our CDLSmartHub system, creating a dramatically more valuable whole.
One example of this is a manufacturer of UPS [Un-interruptible Power Supplies] whose products use Modbus.
Our RDL//Nano system is fitted to the UPS, and completes a number of tasks:
Geographical dashboard, showing all units with colour coded marker pins that can be double clicked to drill down to individual data
Our systems work with Serial protocols like I2C, Canbus, Modbus, are low cost, small footprint, robust, fitted with fully roaming international SIM cards, FOTA enabled and suitable for mass deployment when embedded in OEM products and systems.
Actually it’s not software! It’s SaaS, Software as a Service. We host all the software on our super secure servers (see more on security), and provide you with real time access to data in graphical format via the CDLSmartHub, which is completely web based and means there is no need to install software – making the CDLSmartHub accessible from any device, anywhere, at anytime.