Via an integrated web server, I/O data can be parameterized, such as in data processing and timing, through a simple configuration dialogue. No special engineering tools are needed. The EK9160 IoT Bus Coupler then autonomously transmits the data, including time stamp, to the cloud service. Apart from that, extended mechanisms are available, including local buffering of I/O data on a microSD card (2 GB) to protect against data loss when the Internet connection is interrupted. The cloud services and security functions (encryption, firewall) can be configured via the web server in the same convenient way.
All major cloud systems are supported via the IoT protocols AMQP, MQTT and OPC UA (over AMQP): Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), SAP HANA, as well as private cloud systems in company networks. The EK9160 is "Microsoft Azure Certified" and enables communication with clouds based on advanced multi-cloud capabilities.