What you need is a Modbus-compatible RTU that can be integrated into your pre-existing SNMP manager. This device will collect alarms from your generator (or any other Modbus device), process the data, and send SNMP traps to your SNMP manager.
This solution would allow you to efficiently monitor your remote Modbus devices through the same interface used to monitor the rest of your network (SNMP). No extra master station required. No extra personnel juggling multiple interfaces.
A device like the Modbox from DPS Telecom converts Modbus data to SNMP, integrating your remote Modbus devices into your SNMP manager. With the ability to monitor up to 1500 different registers, the Modbox doesn't force you to choose which alarms you can live without.
Monitoring so many registers, however, poses its own set of technical challenges. It can take an extended amount of time for RTUs to complete such a long polling loop (ex. 5 minutes). This means that notifications for alarms may not be received until it's too late.
The Modbox remedies this "long polling loop" challenge by allowing you to group alarms according to severity. As it polls Modbus registers, the Modbox will check for high-severity alarms more frequently. This ensures that you're notified of any potentially catastrophic problems before it's too late.
Finally, in a world in which cyber attacks are becoming more and more commonplace, it's imperative that you choose a network monitoring solution that is secure. That's why the Modbox has industry-standard security features, like IP whitelisting and an encrypted web interface (HTTPS).
Give us a call today at 1-800-693-0351 to discuss your most pressing Modbus issues. Our expert engineering team will craft a custom solution just for you.
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