Data Acquisition Gateway & Server – Aculink 810

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UL Listed
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DATA ACQUISITION
GATEWAY & SERVER

AcuLink 810 is an intelligent data acquisition server and gateway designed to collect aggregated energy, water, gas, or other utility data from multiple meters and field sensors in a facility. Compatible with all Accuenergy meters and third-party devices, it stores data locally until it is ready to be distributed to remote servers or controllers via an IP-based network. The built-in web interface makes it simple to monitor critical energy data from all connected devices, promoting real-time decision making and management.

  • Gateway supports multiple networks including Modbus, BACnet, SunSpec, Mbus, MQTT, SNMP for intercommunication between devices
  • Post or push data using multiple formats for straightforward integration with existing software or control systems
  • Browser accessible web interface facilitates quick, software-free setup and remote data access
  • 8GB datalogger onboard memory rapidly logs data up to once per second
  • Multi-protocol support for compatibility with industrial, data center, or other critical installations
  • Dual Ethernet ports for simple, RSTP compliant network connectivity
  • Wireless communications through WiFi plus optional AcuMesh support for wireless RS485 data collection
  • TLS 1.2 compliance for enhanced cybersecurity in critical infrastructure deployments
  • Auto-discovery of devices available for BACnet networks
  • Support EPICS files to build BACnet device templates

AcuLink 810 Overview

What is a Data Acquisition Gateway and Server?

A data acquisition (DAQ) system serves as a central hub between interconnected devices designed to aggregate critical facility data such as power consumption or temperature readings. Using a variety of industrial protocols, it can poll downstream energy meters at regular intervals and post the data to the Cloud, or web servers for remote access to realtime energy & facility management.

Benefits of a Data Acquisition Gateway
  • Provides a communication pathway between master and slave devices operating with different protocols
  • Bridges the gap between legacy devices and updated hardware
  • Drives interoperability between devices, automation systems, and other building services
  • Entire legacy systems do not need to be replaced immediately, extending the lifespan existing devices
  • Realized savings from extending the lifespan of existing devices
  • Able to mix and test different devices for better cost-savings
AcuLink 810 - Data Acquisition Gateway and Server.

AcuLink 810 Main Features

AcuLink 810 - Data Acquisition.

DATA ACQUISITION (DAQ)

AcuLink 810 can gather data from any Accuenergy or third-party meters, sensors, or other field devices for a seamless network under one centralize hub and supports a large number of standard protocols.

Key Specifications:

  • Multiple connection methods including Ethernet, WiFi, RS485, & wireless Mesh
  • Support for standard industrial protocols: Modbus-RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, BACnet MT/TP, BACnet-IP, MBus, Virtual Meters and more
  • Simultaneous interconnection to numerous devices using multiple connection types and protocols
AcuLink 810 - Communication Gateway.

COMMUNICATION GATEWAY

Supports multiple gateways perfect for complex installations that involve new or legacy metering devices. Gateways can run simultaneously for robust performance.

Key Specifications:

  • Facilitate communication between master and slave devices operating on different protocols
  • Connect multiple master and slave devices for simple, facility wide management
  • SNMP Gateway - Convert connected Modbus, BACnet and Mbus devices to available SNMP devices, designed for data center management systems
  • Modbus Gateway - All RTU devices can be polled by Modbus TCP/IP devices.
  • BACnet Gateway - Convert Modbus-RTU (RS485) to BACnet-IP
  • Ethernet Gateway - Modbus-RTU (RS485) and digital output devices
AcuLink 810 - Data Post.

DATA POST

The AcuLink 810 can automatically post data to an external system for storage or processing.

Key Specifications:

  • Push critical facility data to a web-based energy management system or front-end software platform
  • Send data in CSV or JSON file format to external HTTP/HTTPs or FTP/FTPs servers
AcuLink 810 - Data Logging.

8GB RAPID DATA LOGGER

Leading 8GB internal storage with blistering fast rapid logger option provides accurate data acquisition collection for critical systems that demand real-time response.

Key Specifications:

  • 8GB internal memory for storing critical consumption data
  • High-speed data logging records time-stamped data at 1-second intervals
  • Large capacity local storage to backup data continuous
  • Three internal data loggers can be independently configured for different recording intervals or file formats
  • Logged data can be downloaded or pushed to remote servers
AcuLink 810 - Communication Interface.

COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

The AcuLink 810 is designed to be a complete network solution that supports multiple communication options.

Key Specifications:

  • WiFi
  • RS485
  • Mesh Communications
  • Dual Ethernet for IP-based Connections: Connect up to 32 devices via RSTP
  • USB 2.0 Port: Connect an additional 32 Modbus-RTU devices daisy chaining via USB-to-RS485 adapter
AcuLink 810 - Embedded Web Server.

EMBEDDED WEB SERVER

The AcuLink 810 features a web interface that can be access remotely or locally for 24/7 data access anytime, anywhere.

Key Specifications:

  • Use Ethernet, WiFi, or the Internet to view real-time data, historical logs, or configuration information for all connected field devices
  • View measurements, summaries, and alarm conditions through any web browser
  • Compliant with SSL and TLS 1.2 for enhanced cybersecurity
AcuLink 810 - Data Acquisiton Icon.
Data Acquisition
AcuLink 810 - Data Acquisition.

DATA ACQUISITION (DAQ)

AcuLink 810 can gather data from any Accuenergy or third-party meters, sensors, or other field devices for a seamless network under one centralize hub and supports a large number of standard protocols.

Key Specifications:

  • Multiple connection methods including Ethernet, WiFi, RS485, & wireless Mesh
  • Support for standard industrial protocols: Modbus-RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, BACnet MT/TP, BACnet-IP, MBus, Virtual Meters and more
  • Simultaneous interconnection to numerous devices using multiple connection types and protocols
AcuLink 810 - Communication Gateway Icon.
Communication Gateway
AcuLink 810 - Communication Gateway.

COMMUNICATION GATEWAY

Supports multiple gateways perfect for complex installations that involve new or legacy metering devices. Gateways can run simultaneously for robust performance.

Key Specifications:

  • Facilitate communication between master and slave devices operating on different protocols
  • Connect multiple master and slave devices for simple, facility wide management
  • SNMP Gateway - Convert connected Modbus, BACnet and Mbus devices to available SNMP devices, designed for data center management systems
  • Modbus Gateway - All RTU devices can be polled by Modbus TCP/IP devices.
  • BACnet Gateway - Convert Modbus-RTU (RS485) to BACnet-IP
  • Ethernet Gateway - Modbus-RTU (RS485) and digital output devices
AcuLink 810 - Data Post Icon.
Data Post
AcuLink 810 - Data Post.

DATA POST

The AcuLink 810 can automatically post data to an external system for storage or processing.

Key Specifications:

  • Push critical facility data to a web-based energy management system or front-end software platform
  • Send data in CSV or JSON file format to external HTTP/HTTPs or FTP/FTPs servers
AcuLink 810 - Data Logging Icon.
Data Logging
AcuLink 810 - Data Logging.

8GB RAPID DATA LOGGER

Leading 8GB internal storage with blistering fast rapid logger option provides accurate data acquisition collection for critical systems that demand real-time response.

Key Specifications:

  • 8GB internal memory for storing critical consumption data
  • High-speed data logging records time-stamped data at 1-second intervals
  • Large capacity local storage to backup data continuous
  • Three internal data loggers can be independently configured for different recording intervals or file formats
  • Logged data can be downloaded or pushed to remote servers
AcuLink 810 - Communication Interface Icon.
Communication Interface
AcuLink 810 - Communication Interface.

COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

The AcuLink 810 is designed to be a complete network solution that supports multiple communication options.

Key Specifications:

  • WiFi
  • RS485
  • Mesh Communications
  • Dual Ethernet for IP-based Connections: Connect up to 32 devices via RSTP
  • USB 2.0 Port: Connect an additional 32 Modbus-RTU devices daisy chaining via USB-to-RS485 adapter
AcuLink 810 - Embedded Web Server Icon.
Embedded Web Server
AcuLink 810 - Embedded Web Server.

EMBEDDED WEB SERVER

The AcuLink 810 features a web interface that can be access remotely or locally for 24/7 data access anytime, anywhere.

Key Specifications:

  • Use Ethernet, WiFi, or the Internet to view real-time data, historical logs, or configuration information for all connected field devices
  • View measurements, summaries, and alarm conditions through any web browser
  • Compliant with SSL and TLS 1.2 for enhanced cybersecurity

AcuLink 810 Network Architecture

Architecture Diagram

AcuLink 810 Network Architecture.

AcuLink 810 Product Map

AcuLink 810 Product Map.
1

Dual Ethernet Ports

Daisy chain up to 32 devices using RSTP

7

Digital Inputs 1-4

Each can be used as an input pulse counter

2

USB 2.0 Port

Connection for a RS485 to USB converter for up to 32 more device connections

8

Digital Inputs 5-8

Each can be used as an input pulse counter

3

WiFi & AcuMesh Antennas

Required for WiFi and Mesh communications (if equipped)

9

RS485 Connection

RS485 Modbus supports up to 32 devices (expandable)

4

AcuMesh Status LEDs

Indicates signal strength & transceiver status (if equipped)

10

Power Connection

Rated for 24Vdc

5

WiFi Status LEDs

Indicates access point mode, station mode, & proper functioning

11

Wall Mounting

Built-in keyhole hangers

6

RS485 Status LEDs

Indicates communication status

12

DIN Rail Mounting

Compatible with horizontal TS35 DIN rail

1

Dual Ethernet Ports

Daisy chain up to 32 devices using RSTP

2

USB 2.0 Port

Connection for a RS485 to USB converter for up to 32 more device connections

3

WiFi & AcuMesh Antennas

Required for WiFi and Mesh communications (if equipped)

4

AcuMesh Status LEDs

Indicates signal strength & transceiver status (if equipped)

5

WiFi Status LEDs

Indicates access point mode, station mode, & proper functioning

6

RS485 Status LEDs

Indicates communication status

7

Digital Inputs 1-4

Each can be used as an input pulse counter

8

Digital Inputs 5-8

Each can be used as an input pulse counter

9

RS485 Connection

RS485 Modbus supports up to 32 devices (expandable)

10

Power Connection

Rated for 24Vdc

11

Wall Mounting

Built-in keyhole hangers

12

DIN Rail Mounting

Compatible with horizontal TS35 DIN rail

AcuLink 810 Models

AcuLink 810-X
AcuLink 810-900
AcuLink 810-868
AcuMesh N/A AcuMesh: 900MHz AcuMesh: 868MHz
Incoming Protocols Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-MS/TP, BACnet-IP, SunSpec, Mbus, Pulse Counter, Virtual Meters
Outgoing Protocols Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-IP, SNMP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP/sFTP, MQTT
Memory 8GB RAM
Recording Intervals 1 to 1440 minutes (24 hours); user selectable
Ethernet Dual RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Ports
WiFi 902.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Digital Inputs 8 pulse counters
RS485 Port RS485 Modbus; supports up to 32 external devices (expandable)
USB Port Modbus via RS485-to-USB converter; supports up to 32 external devices
Baud Rate 9600-115200 bps
Mounting DIN rail or wall mount
AcuLink 810-X
AcuMesh N/A
Incoming Protocols Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-MS/TP, BACnet-IP, SunSpec, Mbus, Pulse Counter, Virtual Meters
Outgoing Protocols Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-IP, SNMP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP/sFTP, MQTT
Memory 8GB RAM
Recording Intervals 1 to 1440 minutes (24 hours); user selectable
Ethernet Dual RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Ports
WiFi 902.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Digital Inputs 8 pulse counters
RS485 Port RS485 Modbus; supports up to 32 external devices (expandable)
USB Port Modbus via RS485-to-USB converter; supports up to 32 external devices
Baud Rate 9600-115200 bps
Mounting DIN rail or wall mount
AcuLink 810-900
AcuMesh AcuMesh: 900MHz
Incoming Protocols Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-MS/TP, BACnet-IP, SunSpec, Mbus, Pulse Counter, Virtual Meters
Outgoing Protocols Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-IP, SNMP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP/sFTP, MQTT
Memory 8GB RAM
Recording Intervals 1 to 1440 minutes (24 hours); user selectable
Ethernet Dual RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Ports
WiFi 902.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Digital Inputs 8 pulse counters
RS485 Port RS485 Modbus; supports up to 32 external devices (expandable)
USB Port Modbus via RS485-to-USB converter; supports up to 32 external devices
Baud Rate 9600-115200 bps
Mounting DIN rail or wall mount
AcuLink 810-868
AcuMesh AcuMesh: 868MHz
Incoming Protocols Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-MS/TP, BACnet-IP, SunSpec, Mbus, Pulse Counter, Virtual Meters
Outgoing Protocols Modbus-TCP/IP, BACnet-IP, SNMP, HTTP/HTTPs, FTP/sFTP, MQTT
Memory 8GB RAM
Recording Intervals 1 to 1440 minutes (24 hours); user selectable
Ethernet Dual RJ45 10/100 Ethernet Ports
WiFi 902.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Digital Inputs 8 pulse counters
RS485 Port RS485 Modbus; supports up to 32 external devices (expandable)
USB Port Modbus via RS485-to-USB converter; supports up to 32 external devices
Baud Rate 9600-115200 bps
Mounting DIN rail or wall mount

AcuLink 810 Accessories

AcuLink Power Supply.
AcuLink 810 Power Supply

AcuLink-RIK-PSU Class 2 100-240Vac to 24Vdc power supply has a DIN rail design for mounting next to the AcuLink 810.

USB converter.
RS485-to-USB Converter

This plug-and-play USB to Serial RS485 Converter is designed to provide a convenient, reliable USB connection to the AcuLink 810.

Magnetic Mount Antenna.
Magnetic Mount Antenna

AcuLink 810-900 and AcuLink 810-868 models supports a 2db Magnetic Mount Antenna with 3 meter extension cable to maximize reception. Magnetic mounting is ideal for securing to metal cabinets.