LocalGrid vRTU™

LocalGrid vRTU™ is a software based virtual remote terminal unit that transforms Edge inter-device communications and protocols into compatible open standards. LocalGrid vRTU is an application deployed to the LocalGrid™ Fog Computing Platform.

"Virtual" RTU

Software based Remote Terminal Unit

LocalGrid vRTU™ is a set of embeddable software that can be integrated into both off-the-shelf and custom solutions from OEMs to give your products RTU capabilities and the infrastructure required to manage Edge devices. It transforms any intelligent automation controller, router, or gateway into a fully featured RTU without the additional hardware normally required.

Unifies Comms Protocols

LocalGrid vRTU transforms edge inter-device communications and protocols into compatible open standards based outputs such as Modbus, DNP3, IEC 61850, DDS, and MQTT so that they are consumable across the network by all devices.

Build Products Faster

Integrates both off-the-shelf and custom solutions from OEMs to give your products RTU capabilities at reduced effort and cost, allowing OEMs to penetrate markets faster with new product offerings.

No Vendor Lock-In

Hardware and operating system agnostic software product, it can be installed on any intelligent network switch, automation controller, PC, or other suitable device which allows third party software to be installed or integrated.

Single Pane of Glass

Unifies all edge devices and creates a single point of control and management throughout the entire network, reducing the need for extensive customization, deployment duplication and un-necessary hardware clutter.

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The integration of edge devices in the past has typically been very difficult because of varying communication standards. LocalGrid vRTU unifies all Edge devices and creates a single point of control and management throughout the entire network, reducing the need for extensive customization, deployment duplication and unnecessary hardware clutter, streamlines training and reduces maintenance costs and time to respond/repair. Because LocalGrid vRTU is a software product and can run on various vendors’ hardware, multivendor systems may be managed from a consistent user interface.

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LocalGrid vRTU

Virtual Remote Terminal Unit that replaces multiple pieces of hardware

LocalGrid vRTU embedded software can be installed on edge devices and network switches and routers, replacing intermediary devices entirely.

LocalGrid vRTU vs Standard H/W based RTUs

Features

LocalGrid vRTU

Standard H/W RTU

Additional hardware not required

Fewer hardware components to buy / maintain

Multiple communications protocol support

Cisco IOx Platform, including CGR, 819H

Siemens RuggedAPE (Linux and Windows)

Moxa UC-8100 & Industrial Controllers

National Instruments CompactRIO: VxWorks, Linux and Windows

SEL Automation Controllers

Advantech Industrial Controllers

Any vendor that runs Windows, Linux, QNX or VxWorks based on ARM, PowerPC, and Intel x86/x64

LocalGrid vRTU

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