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Overview of MindConnect IoT2040

MindConnect IoT2040 is an embedded industrial PC to connect industrial data sources with MindSphere. It allows you to connect with MindSphere and collect data from the field and then transfer it with encryption to MindSphere.

MindConnect IoT2040 has a compact design and can also be used for collecting and transferring data to MindSphere in smaller production environments. The device supports the transmission of encrypted data over a secured internet connection to enable cloud-based applications and services.

The following graphic shows the MindConnect IoT2040:


General Features Overview

General Features MindConnect IoT2040
Onboarding via USB Stick available
Onboarding via WebServer notavailable
Diagnostics via USB-Stick available
Diagnostics via Webserver notavailable
Local Firmware Update (Webserver) notavailable
Local Firmware Update (USB) available
Remote Firmware Update available
Remote Restart available
Additional Options
Datapoint Browsing (see also data source details) notavailable
File Transfer (File Storage or Integrated Data Lake) notavailable
Remote Service gateway (MRS) available
Network routing available
Read performance (datapoints/sec) 30
Maximum number of connections (data sources) 5
Maximum number of datapoints 1050

Protocols Feature Overview

Protocols MindConnect IoT2040 Bi-Directional communication Minimum read cycle Browsing
S7 available available 1 sec notavailable
OPC UA available available 1 sec available
Modbus TCP IP available notavailable 1 sec notavailable
Modbus RTU available notavailable 1 sec notavailable
Rockwell available notavailable 1 sec notavailable
Simatic I/O Shield available notavailable 1 sec 🟢
System available notavailable 1 sec 🟢
Advanced Drivers
S7+ notavailable available 50 ms available
Sinumerik notavailable available 50 ms notavailable
IEC61850 notavailable notavailable 50 ms available
MT Connect notavailable available 50 ms available
Fanuc Focas notavailable notavailable 50 ms 🟢
BACNet 🟢 Q2 23 notavailable available 50 ms notavailable


  • available = supported
  • notavailable = not supported
  • 🟢 = in development

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Last update: January 27, 2023