The ModBus protocol is one of the most popular industry protocols for M2M (machine to machine) interaction. It is widely used to build communication between devices, as well as to transfer data through communication lines.
This protocol is very versatile and open, it allows you to connect equipment from different manufacturers.
ModBus is used for:
- collection of readings from sensors;
- data exchange with fire panels etc.
Today, the Modbus-IDA organization is involved in this protocol. It developed common standards that made integration of the protocol easier.
The openness and mass scale of the ModBus standard allows you to interact with a great number of electronic devices.