IIoT Gateway connecting to legacy networks, enabling Industry 4.0 connectivity

Connection of PROFIBUS and HART devices to HART IP, OPC UA, MQTT and FDT/DTM.

smartLink HW-DP provides PLC independent access to PROFIBUS DP Networks. It enables Plant Asset Management for field devices using standard industry tools and allows using HART IP as a standardized format. smartLink HW-DP is a compact tool that can be integrated without interfering with the operation of existing installations. Thus, it enables Industry 4.0 connectivity for new and existing PROFIBUS DP networks.


Configuration, Parameterization and Plant Asset Management Using Standard Industry Tools

  • Independent of configuration tools
  • Centralized and time-saving parameterization of PROFIBUS and HART field devices directly from the control room
  • Access to Plant Asset Management applications for field devices configuration based on FDT / DTM and EDDL standards (acyclic master)

Direct Connectivity to PROFIBUS Segments

  • Single access point to PROFIBUS DP segment from Industrial Ethernet networks
  • Acts as PROFIBUS DP master class 2
  • Support of one PROFIBUS DP segment

Key Component for Transition to State-of-the-Art Technology

  • Re-use of existing PROFIBUS segments without requiring modification
  • Access to cyclic and acyclic data via HART-IP and OPC UA

Order Information

Scope of Delivery 
HardwaresmartLink HW-DP
DocumentationOn Website
Order Numbers 
GEA-YN-026000smartLink HW-DP, Access to PROFIBUS networks via Ethernet. Supports 1 PROFIBUS DP segment (RS485).
Supports Emerson AMS Suite V14.1.1 and higher.
Additional Products and Services
LRL-DY-134501dataFEED OPC Suite, Version 4.01 and higher, including all supported PLC protocols, support for OPC UA, access for any number of dataFEED OPC Tunnel Clients, for simultaneous access to a total of up to 100 OPC UA Servers, OPC Servers and OPC Tunnel Servers, and many more Functionalities such as Database and File Access, Data Exchange, Optimizer, Concentrator and Bridge
LRL-DY-14000dataFEED Secure Integration Server, Version 1.01, single user license for up to 10 OPC UA connections, including care and support contract for 1 year
LRA-NN-027001smartPlus PB, Licensing access to one PROFIBUS device for smartLink/smartGate
LRA-MM-027002smartPlus HT, Licensing access to one HART device for smartLink/smartGate


Integrate smartLink HW-DP with FieldCare to access HART field devices
In this tutorial, learn how to integrate and use the smartLink Hardware-DP solution into FieldCare Asset Manager tool from Endress & Hauser to retrieve HART information of field devices connected to HART compatible PROFIBUS DP Remote I/Os.

Integrate and use the Softing smartLink Hardware DP solution in AMS Device Manager

In this tutorial, you will see how to integrate and use the smartLink HW-DP solution into AMS Device manager and access PROFIBUS DP or HART information of field devices connected to HART compatible PROFIBUS DP Remote I/Os.


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