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  • Modbus Interface for a Water Heater Controller

    Client : Leading US based manufacturer of Water Heaters and Boilers

    Overview

    Client is a leading US based manufacturer of Gas Fired, Condensing and Electric Water Heaters and Boilers.

    Requirements

    • Client had designed a new series of Water Heaters and wished to provide Modbus TCP and RTU interface to network it with other equipments in the system.

    • Product also required Wi-Fi support to enable IoT application development, especially Remote Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance.

    • Client selected Softdel by considering its capabilities and vast knowledge base across industrial communication protocols.

    Solution

    Modbus Interface

    • Softdel used its it’s ready Modbus stack and ported it to the Freescale based MCU platform

    • Softdel provided native interface for Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP (Slave configuration)

    Touch-screen Application

    • Softdel developed embedded application for the Control Module which included Touchscreen driver

    Other Key Modules

    • To enable Factory Programming, Softdel is developing a Boot Loader Application

    • Currently, Softdel is working on providing Wi-Fi interface using Ayla Design Kit

    Technologies

    Value Benefits

    Achieved market differentiation & unique positioning

    The new set of features like Modbus and Wi-Fi Interface as well as Touchscreen Interface helped customer to gain competitive edge in its target market.

     

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