The Advantech ADAM-6300 Ethernet I/O Modules offer support for both OPC UA and Modbus. OPC UA, short for Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture, is an open standard that enables interoperable and cross-vendor collaboration of machines in production and makes communication between machines and systems possible. I/O data can either be processed through Modbus to legacy OT systems or be integrated into SCADA via the cloud and OPC UA.
Most solutions leverage a protocol gateway to convert remote I/O data to OPC UA, which requires extra configuration. In addition, the software installed in the operating system of the gateway increases the system's risk of being attacked by malware. To counter this, the ADAM-6300 Series is designed to communicate directly via SCADA and the Cloud over OPC UA without the need of an additional gateway, saving on extra cost and integration effort. ADAM-6300 series OPC UA I/O Modules are ready for SCADA and cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, Ignition, Indusoft, kepware® kepserverex®, Pro-face™, thingworx®, VTScada®, WebAccess, WinCC®, and Wonderware®.
The ADAM-6300 Series is equipped with hardware and software security to double overall security levels. The integrated security IC provides hardware-level protection, and additional OPC UA software further enhances security and data encryption.
The ADAM-6300 Modules have high I/O density and support daisy chain connectivity. Users benefit from cost savings on the number of I/O modules, switches, cabling, and space-saving within control cabinets.