Communications AXS port Modbus/TCP interface

August 08, 2012

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., announced its new communications AXS Port Modbus/TCP Interface, which allows users to remotely communicate and control their renewable and backup energy systems for optimal performance and management. 

Many renewable systems depend on on-site personnel to troubleshoot equipment and actively monitor and maintain operations. The AXS Port Modbus/TCP Interface makes it possible to remotely monitor and control an energy system by communicating with networked key system components. With the AXS Port Interface, users can securely access an OutBack Power system anywhere in the world via an Ethernet connection using Modbus Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).


The AXS Port Modbus/TCP Interface brings transparency and control to installations where in-person maintenance or close monitoring can be difficult in remote or inaccessible areas.

Compliance standards are an important asset for telecommunications worldwide; however, comparable standards for remote communication to solar power systems are not in place. OutBack Power is helping drive standardization with the AXS Port, a SunSpec compliant device. The SunSpec Alliance is an industry coalition formed to establish global interoperability among renewable energy components by defining open interface standards, allowing plug-and-play operation between components and management systems.

Key features of the AXS Port Modbus/TCP Interface include:

  • SunSpec Compliant device
  • A 10/100 Ethernet interface
  • Over two years of data logging accessible using FTP download
  • Upgradable over Ethernet or MicroSD card
  • Certifications include: FCC, CE, RoHS
  • Internet standards: TCPIP, DNS, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP

Please contact an OutBack Power distributor for more information and pricing.

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