Turck has added an RFID module with an OPC UA server to its TBEN-L family, paving the way for the integration and implementation of RFID systems for the Industrial Internet of Things.
The TBEN-L5-4RFID-8DXP-OPC-UA provides large volumes of data quickly and simply without requiring fragmentation or a reduction of the data volume. Additionally, the module supports optional commands of the Companion Specification, such as lock, kill, and password functions for UHF.
OPC UA (Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture) is a global industry protocol for use on any platform or device, regardless of operating system or programming language. The protocol offers numerous advantages, including:
- Direct provisioning of information to higher-level systems (MES, ERP, Cloud, PLC, etc)
- A simple and seamless integration process, independent of manufacturer or platform
- Built-in security protocols to protect data from unauthorized users