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File Device Connector

Automatically ingest files from a watched directory using IOTech’s highly configurable File device connector.

Protocol Description

Many modern IoT systems require the collection and analysis of file-based data that is created by both new and legacy edge devices. These use cases require files and their contents to be delivered up to applications, IT systems and the Cloud. The automated collection and delivery of simple files can provide critical data for optimizing business operations – for example, IT systems making use of data from previously-siloed OT platforms.

Typical requirements include the delivery of file contents in both string and binary format, specifying which directories and filenames to watch, and deleting the original edge files once they have been ingested and delivered northbound.

File Connector Specification

IOTech’s File device connector supports the automatic ingestion of file data from the edge for analysis and northbound distribution.

The File device connector implements the following key features:

  • Support for both Modbus RTU and Modbus TCP devices

  • Reading data from existing and newly created files located on the host system

  • Delivery of file data contents in string or binary format

  • The configuration of which host directory to monitor

  • Filtering of specific named files via regular expression configuration

  • The specification of minimum and maximum file sizes to ingest

  • The optional automatic deletion of files once the contents have been ingested

How to Buy

File Device Connector is available to buy from our store. To connect your IoT endpoint (device/sensor/thing) to a File enabled device, follow the steps below; 

  1. Go to our marketplace or click the "Buy Now" button below.  
  2. Choose the edge software platform you would like to run this on (Edge Xpert, Edge XRT, EdgeX) and start building the specifications based on your requirements.

  3. Once your cart is complete, submit the order and proceed to checkout. You will be required to register or log in to your existing account.

  4. Once you have filled in your Company Information, select your preferred payment method. You can pay via Credit Card or a Purchase Order. You will need to request a quote for Purchase Orders.

    • For Credit Card payments,

      1. Submit billing information and proceed to payment.

    • For Purchase Orders,

      1. Submit a request for a quote by clicking the "Request a Quote" button and wait for IOTech to approve. Once it's approved, you will receive an email with the approved quote attached.

      2. Sign the approved quote and log back in to your account. On your "Quotes" tab, select the approved quote and click "Order Now". 

      3. Go to your cart. Any item on your cart will be cleared and replaced with the items on your approved quote. Click "Proceed to Checkout"

      4. Supply your company information and select payment method. You can either pay via Credit Card or Submit a P.O.
      5. If you choose to pay via Credit Card, fill the billing information and proceed to payment.
      6. If you choose to pay by PO, enter the PO number (optional), attach the signed quotation and the Purchase Order (optional).
      7. Review the order and Submit.

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Keywords for: File Device Connector

edge computing, internet of things, IoT, Industrial IoT