How to monitor and control a modbus device from a mobile phone using a modbus gateway?

Using Modbus gateway a modbus device can be monitored and controlled from a mobile phone.

What is a modbus mobile gateway ?

A Modbus mobile gateway is a device that connects Modbus devices to a mobile network, allowing you to control and monitor the devices from a mobile phone or other mobile device. Modbus mobile gateways typically provide a local interface (such as Ethernet or USB) for connecting to the Modbus devices, and a mobile interface (such as GSM or CDMA) for connecting to the mobile network.

Modbus mobile gateways can be used in a variety of applications, including remote monitoring and control, asset tracking, and telemetry. They allow you to access Modbus devices from anywhere with a mobile connection, and can be used to send and receive Modbus commands and data from your mobile phone or other mobile device.

Some features that you may find in a Modbus mobile gateway include:

  • Support for multiple Modbus protocols (such as Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU)
  • Support for multiple mobile networks (such as GSM, CDMA, and LTE)
  • Support for remote configuration and firmware updates
  • Advanced security features (such as encryption and authentication)
  • Support for a variety of communication protocols (such as HTTP, MQTT, and SMS)

There are several mobile Modbus gateways available in the market, from a variety of manufacturers. Here are a few examples:

  • MGate 5105-MB-EIP Series

The MGate 5105-MB-EIP is a Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP and EtherNet/IP network gateway for IIoT applications based on MQTT or third-party cloud services such as Azure and Alibaba Cloud. Use the MGate 5105-MB-EIP as a Modbus master or slave to collect and exchange data with EtherNet/IP devices to integrate existing Modbus devices onto an EtherNet/IP network. The most recent exchange data will also be saved in the gateway. The gateway translates Modbus data stored in the gateway into EtherNet/IP packets, allowing the EtherNet/IP scanner to control or monitor Modbus devices. The MQTT standard, which is supported by cloud solutions on the MGate 5105-MB-EIP, combines superior security, configuration, and diagnostics to create scalable and extensible solutions appropriate for remote monitoring applications such as energy management and asset management.

  • Omega Layer N Gateway

The Layer N Ethernet Gateway (GW-001 Series) is a high-performance gateway that can connect to up to 100 long-range Layer N Smart Sensor Devices wirelessly. The RJ45 Ethernet interface ensures a direct link to the Layer N Cloud or a local-area enterprise network. The RJ45 port also provides access to the local built-in web server. To enable local smart probe connections, the various GW-001 series devices support many device connection types, including Modbus TCP/RTU RS232/RS485 and USB ports.