B&R adds the vendor-independent communication protocol to their X20 I/O system
B&R made an announcement at the Hannover Messe confirming development of the world's first field device for OPC UA. The new X20 I/O system bus controller makes it possible to implement OPC UA communication from the sensor layer to the ERP layer without any interfaces whatsoever.
Pub/Sub for efficient data transfer
The X20BC008U bus controller functions as an OPC UA server and provides all information about connected I/O modules to OPC UA clients from any manufacturer. This includes, for example, controllers, SCADA systems, ERP systems or cloud applications.
Interfaces, gateways and the associated loss of information are a thing of the past. All production process data is transferred using a single protocol. With the new publish-subscribe model (Pub/Sub), data can be distributed in a very efficient manner. The X20BC008U bus controller can be used with all controllers and I/O modules from the X20 and X67 product lines without limitations.