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HMS integrates support for OPC UA and MQTT into its Anybus CompactCom networking solutions

HMS Industrial Networks has integrated support for the IoT protocols OPC UA and MQTT within its Anybus CompactCom range of embedded networking solutions. 

HMS says that, with OPC UA and MQTT in the portfolio, device and machine manufacturers who use CompactCom are offered “a straight-forward path to providing secure data to the IIoT factories of tomorrow – already today”.

To achieve the vision of Industrial Internet of Things, device and machine manufacturers are required not only to connect their hardware to different industrial networks on operational technology, but also to provide data to IT systems and IoT software. 

HMS says Anybus CompactCom now opens a new door to IIoT, thanks to the support for OPC UA and MQTT.

Thousands of device manufacturers and machine builders who use CompactCom can now make their data available to IT systems and IoT software in an easy and secure way.


HMS says the support for OPC UA and MQTT in CompactCom “greatly facilitates communication with IT-systems and IIoT applications, offering data straight from a device or machine”.

Users will be able to analyze data from CompactCom-equipped devices and machines for the purpose of, for example, predictive maintenance and manufacturing optimization – key elements for realizing the vision of IIoT.

Availability of OPC UA and MQTT in CompactCom

HMS says it recognizes OPC UA and MQTT as two of the most important protocols for data and information exchange within the smart industrial solutions of the future.

Accordingly, OPC UA and MQTT is implemented into the CompactCom industrial Ethernet offering, starting with the EtherNet/IP and ProfiNet versions end of 2017.

Additional IIoT solutions using CompactCom

In addition to supporting OPC UA and MQTT, CompactCom offers several other ways to connect industrial hardware to IT-systems and IoT software, with features such as integrated, customizable web pages and support for web services, email and FTP.

Users with specific demands regarding communication between OT and IT, can do-it-themselves using the CompactCom socket interface or the Transparent Ethernet functionality.

These methods allow users to develop their own IT-connection while CompactCom handles the network communication.