VBASE is compatible with more than 200 different bus and remote systems. These also include standards that can be used across manufacturers and systems. For the complete list of compatible systems, see the VBASE Online documentation. If VBASE does not yet support the system you are using, we can offer you the development of a driver. Just contact us!


The ISO on TCP protocol is mainly used for coupling with Siemens SIMATIC S7 and compatible Ethernet controllers.

Examples of tested controllers and modules:

  • Siemens SIMATIC S7-200
  • Siemens SIMATIC S7 CP343-1 TCP
  • Siemens SIMATIC S7 CP443-1
  • Siemens LOGO!
  • compatible systems e.g. VIPA Speed 7

Other systems that use the ISO on TCP protocol should also be easily connectable.


The Modbus communication protocol is based on a master / slave or client / server architecture. It was developed as early as 1979 and has since developed into a de-facto standard for industrial communication because it is an open protocol. Modbus distinguishes between versions for Ethernet and the serial interface.

VBASE supports the Modbus modes:

  • Modbus TCP
  • Modbus RTU / ASCII (serial)

OPC (Client)

The OPC communication module is used for coupling and for data exchange with OPC servers. OPC (OLE for Process Control) is a client / server software interface that supports the data exchange of different systems using a standardized protocol. An OPC server is offered for many control systems. VBASE is compatible with the most common OPC servers from version 2 or later.


MQTT is the most important M2M and IOT protocol for communication over the cloud. The low overhead protocol offers true push communication, is scalable to several thousand clients and works even with a poor Internet connection. MQTT uses a publish/subscribe architecture with a central broker as message distributor for all senders and recipients.

More information about automation with MQTT and VBASE.


BACnet is short for Building Automation and Control networks and is a manufacturer-independent and neutral communication protocol for networks in building automation. VBASE supports the interoperability area (IOB) DS (Data sharing) for the communication with the components.


KNX is a important fieldbus from the building automation for the control of lighting, heating, blinds, ventilation and safety engineering across the entire network. VBASE supports the KNX-IP protocol and communicates with the KNX components via a KNX-IP router.


The Simple Network Management Protocol, or SNMP for short, was developed to monitor and control network elements (e.g. routers, servers, switches, printers, computers, etc.) from a central station. The protocol controls the communication between the monitored devices and the monitoring station. The SNMP server integrated in VBASE supports versions 1 to 3 of the protocol.


LoRaWAN is a low-power/wide-area wireless network technology. The LoRa-technology enables transmission over very large distances (up to 10km outdoors) while consuming only a minimum of energy. The nearly independent sensors can be freely placed and so reduce the cabling cost to a minimum. Typically, the LoRaWAN network has a star topology with one or more gateways that connect the server with decentral devices.

More information on integration of LoRaWAN and VBASE.

More compatible systems

VBASE supports more than 200 remote systems. This includes, of course, all common control systems of the major automation technology manufacturers.
Among others, the following systems are compatible:

  • Siemens SIMATIC
  • WAGO I/O-System
  • Mitsubishi MELSEC
  • Beckhoff TwinCAT ADS
  • VIPA
  • Saia
  • Allen-Bradley
  • Panasonic / Matsushita SPS-Systeme
  • M-Bus
  • digitalstrom
  • 200 additional compatible remote systems

See the VBASE Online documentation for the full set-up of VBASE-supported systems. If the system you are using is not listed, please contact us. Together we will find a solution!

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