Protocol Stacks have one goal: the automation of previously manually controlled operational processes. Using a microcontroller together with a wireless chip or radio interface, the Protocol Stack is integrated in a meter or sensor enabling it to transmit data via radio. Using Low Power Wide Area (LPWAN) technologies, for example, the data is then transmitted wirelessly to an IoT network. As a result, the data of a wide range of devices is available to the end user even over longer distances at usage-appropriate intervals up to real-time. But how exactly does it work to integrate a Protocol Stack into a device and what are the benefits of networking the devices?

DATA ACQUISITION AND TRANSMISSION – AUTOMATICALLY AND WITHOUT LOSS OF TIME

Once the previously manually operated meters or sensors have been equipped with connectivity by the use of Protocol Stacks, the processes can be centrally controlled. In this way, the entire operational processes and workflows can be controlled in a targeted manner with the help of software, which results in significant cost savings. 

Smart software solutions such as Protocol Stacks from STACKFORCE are used at individual companies, but also larger industrial plants can be connected. Watch the video to see how networking devices via Protocol Stacks works and what benefits the user can gain from it.

PROTOCOL STACKS BY STACKFORCE – ALSO FOR YOUR USE CASE 

Do you have a use case in smart metering or another area that you want to make more efficient with software support? We provide you with the right software! Years of development work have resulted in three highly functional protocol stacks – based on different, future-oriented communication standards. We would be happy to advise you on which technology is the right one for your application. 

In our next News Post: read more about our Wireless M-Bus Stack, our evergreen among stacks, which has been constantly improved over many years and is perfectly adapted to the use of smart metering applications for more than a decade.      

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