Skkynet enhances Real Time Industrial DataHub

  • January 12, 2022
  • William Payne

DataHub real-time middleware now supports connections to popular real-time data historians, alarms and notifications, and MQTT Sparkplug B.

Skkynet has released a new version of its DataHub middleware real-time industrial data communications. The new release introduces connections to industrial data historians from AVEVA, InfluxData, and OSIsoft. It can also generate alarms and notifications, and handle thousands of MQTT connections, including MQTT Sparkplug B.

The new version of Datahub is designed to handle industrial data in real time from a range of sources, including pipelines, wind farms, factories, chemical plants, assembly lines, and water treatment facilities.

The new release also provides enhanced support for MQTT, strengthening IoT communications by allowing users to integrate multiple connections and providing them with more reliable verification of data delivery and status of connected devices.  Additional new features include the ability to generate alarms and notifications from process data as it flows through the system, and to send them via email, text messages, and social media. 

Security is based on Skkynet’s patented technology that uses outbound-only connections to ensure that no attack surface is exposed on a local plant network. According to the company, it requires no IT policy changes, no open inbound firewall ports, no VPNs, and no extra hardware―while allowing real-time bi-directional data flow through DMZs and network proxies up to the cloud.

“This latest release of DataHub is redefining industrial IoT,” said Paul Thomas, President of Skkynet. “Users can now collect historical and alarm data directly from in-plant systems and securely pass it over the Internet to central offices and the cloud.”