Plug & Play Connectivity for Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Connected factory


Softing’s new dataFEED edgeGate is a gateway connecting devices in industrial networks with cloud applications. In addition to standard OPC UA and MQTT protocols, the gateway also integrates Microsoft’s Azure IoT OPC Proxy and Publisher components. This facilitates bidirectional and highly secure communication with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Connected factory, and it reduces efforts for system integration and configuration to a minimum.

Microsoft Azure IoT Suite Connected factory enables the connection and monitoring of industrial equipment and devices in the cloud – using OPC Unified Architecture – for insightful analytics that help optimize performance and efficiencies across industrial devices, production lines, and factory as a whole. With the new gateway, Softing Industrial is one of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Suite Connected factory launch partners at Hannover Messe 2017.

“Many customers are looking for Industrial IoT architectures and solutions which allow them to start small, play with features, and grow as they learn more,” says Dr. Christopher Anhalt, Business Development Manager at Softing. “With its plug & play capabilities, its features for with maximum security, and with its OPC UA standard compliance, our new dataFEED edgeGate perfectly fits the bill.”

Softing’s dataFEED edgeGate is demonstrated live at Microsoft’s booth at Hannover Messe (hall 7, booth C40). The product is commercially available now.

Softing Industrial at Hannover Messe:

  • Softing Industrial’s own stand in hall 8 (booth E20)
  • Live demo at the Microsoft stand in hall 7 (booth C40): Integration of the dataFEED product family with Microsoft Azure

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