WAGO’s PFC100 and PFC200 IoT Controllers are now Microsoft Azure certified. This certification guarantees users that the systems work optimally with the Azure cloud, allowing IoT projects to be easily and safely implemented.
With WAGO Cloud Data Control and both PFC100/PFC200 IoT Controllers, WAGO offers a solution that links elements from the real and digital worlds. WAGO Cloud Data Control manages and monitors all WAGO Controllers, as well as their applications and data. WAGO’s cloud service is hosted at Microsoft Azure; certification ensures smooth communication. The MQTT protocol provides a reliable and secure connection with TLS encryption. Microsoft Azure is highly scalable in computing power, data storage, transactions, availability, and security standards. It offers a large number of services and tools to provide an optimal foundation for implementing IoT applications.
The user accesses cloud service via web portal that provides standard functions including: project, controller, and user management, controller status monitoring, alarm functions and email messaging. A dashboard displays text, tables, diagrams, display elements and command buttons for seamless and intuitive operation. For customized solutions, the REST or OPC UA interface is used, for example, in energy monitoring or predictive maintenance applications. These IoT applications can be quickly and easily implemented using both certified controllers and WAGO Cloud Data Control. Of course, the user is not bound by WAGO’s cloud solution. The MQTT protocol can also be used with the IoT controllers to create custom solutions using Microsoft Azure.
Text: ALBERTO ALONSO MALO