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STRIDE Pocket Portal IoT Bridge Cloud Data Logger with IO from AutomationDirect

The “Internet of Things” for industrial applications (IIoT) allows greater visibility and access to machine and process data through cloud computing. The STRIDE Pocket Portal is a low-cost ($120.00) industrial wireless IoT end-to-end cloud data logger that connects industrial equipment and sensors to the cloud.

The Pocket Portal has an RS-485/power port, input/output port, browser interface, and provides limited control with Modbus RTU write capability (up to 115.2k baud) and 3VDC discrete output logic. Unmonitored devices can be IoT connected and become monitored quickly with Modbus RTU, 4 digital and 2 analog inputs. A Modbus device and up to four discrete outputs can be remotely controlled using the Pocket Portal mobile app.

The Pocket Portal IoT solution from AutomationDirect requires a Wi-Fi internet connection and a monthly data subscription.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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