Metasphere point colour RTUs now support Modbus Multidrop

Metasphere has announced that its Point Orange and Point Blue dataloggers / remote telemetry units (RTUs), both of which form part of the Point Colour range, now provide support for Modbus Multidrop for up to 10 sensors. 

Modbus is a serial communications protocol used to connect intelligent sensors with dataloggers / RTUs for the purpose of monitoring water, wastewater, and environmental parameters such as level, flow, rainfall, weather stations and many more. 

These sensors are often low-power devices deployed at remote locations communicating directly with a data logger or RTU. 

Metasphere’s Modbus Multidrop solution enables the Point Orange or Point Blue to request data from up to ten sensors (each with a unique address) at any one time, by following a set master slave configuration for data interrogation. The logger / RTU then sends this data to either Metasphere’s Palette Cloud Telemetry Service, or a customer’s own WITS-DNP3/ DNP3 Masters, or FTP/FTPS server. 

Providing support for Modbus Multidrop on its products, Metasphere demonstrates to its customers and business partners its continued commitment of providing collaborative solutions that integrate with other devices and systems whilst being easy to use. 

The Point Colour range of dataloggers / RTUs provide a selection of easy-to-use, self- contained, low- cost telemetry devices for data collection and monitoring, The devices offer software configurable I/O, Modbus and SDI-12 support as well as providing an array of information across numerous parameters with intelligent alarm reporting functionality. It communicates with Metasphere’s Palette Cloud Telemetry Service, WITS-DNP3/DNP3 Masters, or FTP/ FTPS servers. 

Asmir Hajric, Sales Manager, said: “With an ever-increasing reliance on telemetry to provide data for effective asset management, providing support for Modbus Multidrop on our products, ensure we can integrate with the increasing number of sensors available on the market. We offer our customers best-of-breed solutions with the necessary flexibility whilst continuing our core commitment to remain close to our customers by securely looking after their valuable assets and information’’.