Optimizing Automation

Serial M2M communication solution for optimizing automation


Executive Summary

For business operations, a tiny detection could lead to an irreversible result. Aggregating automation technology into the operating system by which a procedure is performed with minimal human assistance could reduce the negligence caused by a human. It also enhances the efficiency and precision of operation. Establishing the network is one of the key infrastructures for the information/monitoring system. The network is the imperative channel for the user to retrieve information and also serves as a bridge between servers and systems.
Serial M2M communication solution for optimizing automation
Billion M100 In-Advanced Industrial 4G/LTE Router Solution
Yunlin farmland, Dosing system, Meteorological monitoring station
The demand for low latency and reliable, secure communication systems in certain regions that do not have enough signal coverage and internet access is relatively high. The maintenance and monitoring management is closely related to the network. High-quality, high-stability networks can improve monitoring performance and risk management capabilities. Especially in the agriculture industry, farmers look for quality surveillance, instant information from the weather station, and VPN access to pesticide dispensers. As a result, SI is sourcing 4G/LTE solutions to optimize the stability and security of the monitoring system and data processing centre to prevent the failure of business operations.
The device must support Serial communication with MODBUS all over the TCP protocol to transmit data from sensors to the central control console. MODBUS was designed to provide client-server communication between devices such as PLC, HMI, Control Panel, Moto Driver, Card Reader, Meters, I/O device, etc. in different networks on the serial port.
How Product Helped
Billion provides M100, an Industrial 4G/LTE Router, to be installed next to SCADA equipment as a data acquisition device and protocol converter. M100 can support SCADA equipment directly from its series port and diminish the need for a switch between two devices. Meanwhile, M100 supports series communication with MODBUS over the TCP protocol. It can deliver the pipeline monitoring data to the control centre without interruption, allowing the pipeline manager to make crucial decisions and operate more efficiently to meet their specific application needs.
M100 supports IPSec VPN protocols to increase cyber safety. The VPN protocol can dramatically enhance the stability and security of data transmission to prevent data tampering and loss.
Highly secured and protected to establish up to 16 VPN tunnels simultaneously in which all the data will be encrypted
and transfer.

High Availability and Redundancy

M100 supports both GbE EWAN and 4G/LTE wireless connections. Either wired or wireless connection can be setup flexibly to the primary or backup WAN port. M100 monitors the primary and backup connection for fully automated failover. When the primary WAN interface fails, the secondary WAN interface will automatically back up the connection, allowing the WAN interface to restore in time and minimize service interruption.

Billion M100
Advanced Industrial 4G/LTE Router

  • Offers LTE broadband connectivity (3G Fallback is optional)
  • Multi-WAN interfaces: LTE and Gigabit Ethernet WAN for
  • network resilience and reliable connectivity
  • RS-232/RS-485 Serial data connectivity
  •  (M100: RS-232, M150: RS-232/RS-485)
  • GPS option for real-time asset tracking and location
  • data-based applications
  • Secured VPNs (IPSec, GRE, LT2P, PPTP, OpenVPN)
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF)
  • Small form factor, fits in the palm on your hand
  • Simplified deployments, quickly mounted discretely anywhere.
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