Maestro now supports Modbus RS485/IP
As an answer to the growing demand for a smooth integration between KNX and Modbus in smart homes and building automation projects, Maestro KNX server now provides a built-in seamless Modbus RTU over RS485 / IP connectivity.
Maestro can also be used as a gateway between Modbus supported devices to KNX devices or to any other external systems connected to Maestro.
The new feature offers control and possible integration between KNX to Modbus enabled VRF HVACs such as Daikin & Gree and to electric meters by ABB and Siemens etc’.
In addition, Maestro can act as a serial to Ethernet converter enabling Modbus TCP master/s control serial (RS232/485) Modbus slaves.
The new Maestro built-in Modbus capability eliminates the need for a dedicated KNX to Modbus gateway adapter, saving system integrators time and money.
Modbus – is a simple commonly used serial communication protocol originated by Schneider Electric that has become a de facto standard communication when connecting electronic devices.
KNX – is an open International Standard used for Home and Building Control with over 400 KNX member companies worldwide offering more than 7,000 KNX certified product groups in their catalogues, from different application domains.
By adding this Modbus capability to the Maestro KNX Server, CD Innovation continues to provide the professional installation channels for home and building automation with innovative and cost effective solutions helping those channels to successfully compete and win projects everywhere.