Real data from real devices with B+B SmartWorx

B+B SmartWorx intelligent device hardware is compatible with numerous software solutions to bring you the data you need, when you need it. Through working with eco-partners, systems integrators and additional software providers, our devices are well-suited for various systems, such as the following: Ignition Edge, Ignition Enterprise KEPServerEX, OSIsoft and more.

At B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech we’re constantly looking for new data and networking solutions for our customers so you can get the most out of your data—and make it a painless process. If you don’t see a software solution or software partner listed, please contact Dina McMichael, Key Account Inside Sales, at [email protected] or 815.434.8770. We’re growing every day and would love to help.

How It Works

B+B SmartWorx intelligent device hardware is compatible with numerous software solutions to bring you the data you need, when you need it.

Need to integrate data from PLC & automation networks?

Get help with a pocket-size industrial PC

The UNO model C-UNO2271-W10EDG-1 is a pocket-sized Smart Factory Edge Gateway that is fan-less and highly ruggedized for business critical and mission critical applications. When running programs, such as Ignition Edge, the UNO will connect with Modbus TCP, Siemens and Allen Bradley devices, supporting up to 500 tags. Data is seamlessly integrated with Ignition using the MQTT Engine. The UNO can be used in combination with B+B SmartWorx sensor nodes to easily add sensor data. Additional IPC sizes are available. Learn more. 

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Ignition Onboard

Need to add a local HMI?

Choose a compatible Touch Panel Computer

The TPC-1551 Series touch panel computer is a state-of-the-art, stable HMI that can connect with Ignition Edge Panel, providing seamless interaction between humans and machines. Ignition Edge Panel enables edge-of-network HMI functionality with Ignition features, including: one local web-launched client, one remote web-launched client and alarming features including one-way email notification. Learn more.

Need to integrate sensors and I/O?

B+B SmartWorx offers wireless mesh, Wi-Fi and wired I/O

Wzzard Wireless Mesh Sensing Nodes

Wzzard Wireless Mesh Sensing NodesWzzard Sensing Nodes are tailor-made for bringing hard-to-reach sensor data into IIoT solutions, such as Ignition SCADA. Wzzard sensor nodes are battery powered and IP67- and C1D2-rated, making them easy to integrate even in harsh environments. They utilize SmartMesh IP, a self-forming, self-healing wireless mesh protocol that not only provides a highly-reliable and resilient network, but also one that’s easy to install. For example, Wzzard nodes self-populate into Inductive Automation Ignition using the MQTT Engine Module.

WISE-4000 Wireless I/O Modules

The WISE-4000 series has broad adaptability, making it a reliable source of big data that benefits its users in identifying next steps and actions to take. WISE can log up to 10,000 data samples with a time stamp; I/O data can be logged periodically, and when the I/O status changes. Once the memory is full, users can choose to overwrite old data, ring log or stop the log function.

ADAM-6000 Ethernet I/O Modules

The ADAM I/O modules utilize an Ethernet connection to connect sensors and I/O into Ignition. A wide variety of I/O types makes it easy to find an ADAM module for most any application. Modbus TCP protocol support makes integration easy.

Which Sensing Solution is right for your application?

Choose Wzzard when you’ve got a cluster of sensors in one facility or campus and take advantage of its wireless mesh technology.

Choose WISE when you can tie into an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure and have access to power for the node.

Choose ADAM when you have easy access to an Ethernet connection and power for the node.


Connection Type





Wireless Mesh to Gateway
Native Ignition
MQTT Engine
Outdoor rated
AA Lithium, multi-year battery life


Modbus TCP
10-30 VDC


Modbus TCP
10-30 VDC

When a “stranded asset” is really stranded

SmartFlex & SmartStart LTE & WAN/LAN Gateways bring your remote devices and networks back in reach

SmartFlex & SmartStart LTE & WAN/LAN Gateways bring your remote devices and networks back in reachThe SmartFlex gateway is an advanced LTE router that can bridge remote devices and entire networks to your local SCADA system. Wide temperature ratings and a wide range of Ethernet and serial port options make SmartFlex the perfect solution for integrating data from remote locations into your SCADA and IIoT system. The SmartStart LTE Cat 1 and Cat 4 family of routers and gateways are the perfect way to connect Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and serial devices to a LTE network.

Learn more about LTE solutions here.

Does your project need rugged Ethernet Switches?

Choose a switch that lets you integrate network information into your dashboard

rugged Ethernet switchesB+B SmartWorx Ethernet switches not only handle your networking needs, specific models also report network status over Modbus, Ethernet/IP or PROFINET protocols, allowing you to integrate network status and network health information directly into your SCADA system. Additionally, new EKI 5000 switch models also offer MQTT.

Managed EKI series switches support our innovative IXM™ configuration solution, which lets you configure one switch and synchronize its settings with similar switches on your network. IXM dramatically reduces configuration time on medium and large networks.

Learn more about managed switches here.

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