SyncConnect, an embedded software ideal for edge gateway vendors or system integrators simplifies and accelerates the acquisition, aggregation, and analysis of data from vendors’ field devices such as controllers, sensors, meters, PLCs, machines, protection relays, and other similar devices along with real-time protocol conversion and historical data exchange with external systems securely. The major highlight of Kalki SyncConnect is that this Edge software gateway enables data acquisition and analysis in ways that facilitate quick decision making, and ultimately increase the efficiency of the field assets.
Why Kalki Edge Gateway?
SyncConnect software gateway together with the kalki.io Identity Management System (IAM) system provides full-scale role-based access control in order to empower secure access of data. The field devices use a wide range of standards-based and proprietary communication protocols that extend the time and complexity for product vendors to develop technology to convert data. SyncConnect is distributed as a standard installation package deployable on Intel x86 platforms with a standard Linux operating system. SyncConnect software gateway, which is deployable on edge devices, sensors, embedded computers, on-premise servers as well as various low footprint routers in the field has built-in multi-protocol engine that collects telemetry data from field devices and securely delivers it to external applications/framework. With robust and highly scalable architecture, SyncConnect is intended for even low memory and compute footprint, and supports a huge number of industrial, commercial, and utility automation protocols. Irrespective of the device, protocol, or vendor type, SynConnect Edge software gateway software facilitates edge devices to virtually connect and communicate with any device or system seamlessly.
Key Advantages of SyncConnect
Kalki SyncConnect Edge gateway software is equally beneficial for equipment or device manufacturers, system integrators, and asset owners. The advanced Edge gateway software of Kalki is designed to provide seamless communication between power meters, protective relays, and input/output devices. The pro-active maintenance capability of SyncConnect improves the reliability of the equipment, and optimize the support of equipment manufacturers as well as maintenance cost with secure remote access and device management. It also enhances the equipment to leverage IoT opportunities through its highly scalable architecture. Besides enabling seamless sharing of data with IoT platforms/multiple systems, SyncConnect edge gateway impeccably supports system integrators reducing the integration cost with proper communication between the devices using field-proven protocol converters/adaptors. SyncConnect is highly beneficial for asset owners through centralized monitoring and controlling their remote devices or assets safely to ensure high ROI. In addition to the minimal equipment damage and low replacement cost it provides, Kalki SyncConnect IIoT gateway reduces the overall expense of ownership for monitoring and maintenance of their assets.
SyncConnect Edge software gateway is available in four packages depending upon the application areas where it is used.
- DER Pack identified as SyncConnect 100 is a pre-packed license designed for distributed energy resources which can be used for solar PV plants, wind farms, EV charging systems, electrical distribution automation.
- Substation Pack identified as SyncConnect 110 are pre-packed licenses used for substation automation, network monitoring, fossil plant monitoring, hydro plant monitoring, grid metering or for generation monitoring.
- Industry Pack identified as SyncConnect 120 are pre-packaged licenses used for manufacturing, transport, process automation, building automation, and mining applications.
- Protocol Gateway pack identified as SyncConnect 130 can be used with a selected set of protocols license for generic asset monitoring, remote device management, smart grid, and smart cities.
IEC61850, IEEE2030.5, DNP3, IEC60870, IEC104, IEC101, Modbus, OCPP, DLMS, DLMS-COSEM, Ethernet IP, BacNet, Sunspec
Cloud connectivity – MQTT, OPC UA, Azure, AWS