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Service Pack 1 extends the functionality of IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT

by Frank Pastors | Aug 20, 2018
HMS Industrial Networks now presents Service Pack 1 (SP1) for the IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT, including numerous new features and improvements, such as configurable and event-triggered "Action Rules", and straight-forward cloud connectivity via MQTT.

SP1 for CANbridge NT and CANatNet NT

 

Action Rules - intuitive configuration of event-triggered actions

SP1 introduces Action Rules for CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT, allowing users to define a variety of actions to be performed automatically in response to received messages or device/CAN bus status events. For example, messages can be triggered to be sent on CAN, CAN FD or MQTT, device settings can be changed, and LED indications can be switched. The Action Rules are created in the Windows-based configuration tool through intuitive drop-down menus for events and actions.

MQTT connectivity to the cloud, user-friendly data visualization and more

The new MQTT connectivity of CAN@net NT enables information such as device status or CAN/CAN FD data to be transmitted to the cloud. The configuration is easily done by the user in the Action Rules lists. By using free available broker services and APPs, the user can then transmit status messages and system values for presentation in smartphones or other devices.

Included with all new devices, the SP1 also includes other features, such as adapted filter masks for J1939 message filtering and device security enhancements. Customers who already use the CANbridge NT or CAN@net NT can download the SP1 for free from the IXXAT website, and upgrade the product using the USB interface and the included Windows-based configuration tool.

About IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT

IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT enable up to four CAN and/or CAN FD systems to be easily coupled. Powerful filter rules, ID translation, data mapping and multiplexing capabilities are available for data exchange and are easily configured through a Windows tool. Thanks to its additional Ethernet interface, up to four CAN@net NT can be coupled via Ethernet, allowing up to 16 CAN/CAN FD systems to be networked. Besides the bridging functionality, CAN@net NT also offers a PC interface and a gateway operating mode, enabling users to access their CAN/CAN FD systems using a PC or embedded system.