Kafka IIoT

Kafka producer and consumer for Industry 4.0 data including Modbus, Siemens S7, OPC DA, OPC UA, Allen Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, Micro800, MicroLogix, SLC 500, and PLC-5, MTConnect, MQTT, and more.

Product Overview

The OAS Kafka communication interface is both a producer and consumer, to both local and cloud clusters for Industry 4.0 data.

Kafka IIoT

Features Include:

  • Publish up to 100,000 values per second to an individual topic on Apache Kafka with easy to use IoT Publish feature in JSON format.
  • Read topic messages, process with OAS JSON handling, and transfer to PLCs and controllers.
  • Interface with SSL, SaslSSL, SaslPlaintext, and Plaintext security protocols to local and cloud servers.
  • Automatically creates topics on server if they are not already defined.
  • Move and translate data between Apache Kafka and any endpoint such as Modbus, Siemens S7, OPC DA, OPC UA, Allen Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix, GuardLogix, Micro800, MicroLogix, SLC 500, and PLC-5, MTConnect, MQTT, databases, applications, and more.

Platform Components

Universal Data Connector

The core of the OAS Platform, enabling data connectivity, server-to-server networking, and more

Data Historian

Log data in open format to MS SQL Server, Oracle, mySQL, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, MongoDB, SQLite, MariaDB, Access, SQL Azure, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, Google Firebase, and CSV files

Alarm Logging & Notification

Log events to open databases, and send notifications via SMS, email, and voicemail

Device & Data Connectors

Read and write data to Allen Bradley, Siemens, and Modbus devices, Universal Drivers, OPC, OPC UA, databases, Excel, and read MTConnect.

IoT Connectors

Connect to cloud-base IoT gateways such as AWS, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Event Hubs, Kafka, MQTT, and Sparkplug B

Visualization Tools

Build custom Visualizations, User Interfaces, HMIs and Dashboards for Windows, web, as well as native iOS and Android devices


Develop custom automation apps for Windows, web, and mobile devices. Integrate with .NET and REST APIs. Build custom integrated device drivers.

Networking Features

Provides the most robust, scalable, and reliable distributed networking platform for IIoT solutions

Data Interfaces

OAS enables the following data sources for access to and from Kafka servers.

Automated Setup

Setup data sources manually, automatically, programmatically, or using CSV file import.

Open Data Format

Easy Access Payload:

The payload is in standard JSON format and is flexible to include the Value, Timestamp, and Quality of every value received.

Example Payload:

   "values": [
         "id": "Ramp",
         "value": 27.0,
         "quality": true,
         "timestamp": "2022-10-11T11:08:47.000Z"
         "id": "Random",
         "value": 4.0,
         "quality": true,
         "timestamp": "2022-10-11T11:08:47.000Z"
         "id": "Sine",
         "value": 0.9781476007338057,
         "quality": true,
         "timestamp": "2022-10-11T11:08:47.000Z"


Access tag variables from other OAS Engines using Basic Networking syntax or Live Data Cloud Networking.

Basic Networking:

Topic = \\\TagName.Value

Live Data Cloud Networking from local OAS Engine:

Topic = RemoteSCADAHosting.myLiveDataCloudNode.TagName.Value

Live Data Cloud Networking through remote OAS Engine:

Topic = \\\RemoteSCADAHosting.myLiveDataCloudNode.TagName.Value
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