BB2-6010 Modbus to SNMP Gateway

Control Solutions’ Babel Buster® BB2-6010 is a Modbus to SNMP gateway that functions as a Modbus master or slave, and SNMP client or server. The purpose of the BB2-6010 is to connect Modbus devices to SNMP, or connect SNMP devices to a Modbus network. The BB2-6010 can also be used to remap Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP or vice versa.

BB2-6010 Functionality

• Connect Modbus Devices to SNMP
• Connect SNMP Devices to Modbus Network
• Modbus RTU master or slave
• Modbus TCP client and server
• SNMP v2c client and server
• Universal, fully configurable
• No extra software or drivers to buy
• Configured via internal web server

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Babel Buster BB2-6010 Modbus to SNMP Gateway

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Modbus RTU is RS-485 on standard model. RS-232 is also available. Select the transceiver option when you place your order; price is the same.


Babel Buster BB2-6010 is a Modbus to Modbus and a Modbus to SNMP Gateway. The BB2-6010 is more than a protocol translator. It is a self contained server that collects and distributes data according to the rules you create. The most common use of the BB2-6010 is to map Modbus RTU and/or Modbus TCP devices to SNMP. The SNMP manager can use SNMP Get to retrieve contents of any mapped Modbus register. In addition, the BB2-6010 uses threshold rule templates to continuously monitor Modbus data and generate SNMP Traps upon sensing of “alarm” conditions.

Babel Buster BB2-6010 is an SNMP Agent (server), but also includes an SNMP Client. This means the BB2-6010 can query other SNMP devices and make their data available to Modbus or rule processing to generate traps not originally provided by the other SNMP equipment.

The primary applications for Babel Buster BB2-6010 are serial to Ethernet conversion for Modbus devices, and SNMP access to serial or Ethernet Modbus devices. As a Modbus to Modbus gateway, the BB2-6010 will map multiple RTU devices to a single Modbus TCP server map. It can also map multiple Modbus TCP devices to a single RTU slave map. The BB2-6010 can also do Modbus TCP to Modbus TCP register re-mapping to retrofit equipment to a legacy Modbus register map. The Modbus RTU port can be configured as master or slave. The Modbus TCP port can operate as both client and server (master and slave) concurrently.

The BB2-6010 includes its own internal web server that provides a web based user interface for configuring the BB2-6010. Configuration is done using simple templates, and each web page has an online help section at the bottom.

Screen shot from BB2-6010 Modbus to SNMP Gateway

Click the link below to view a demo copy of the entire Web UI in the BB2-6010.

 BB2-6010 Demo Web


BB2-6010 Features

• Modbus RTU RS-485 Master or Slave
• Modbus TCP Client and Server
• Modbus TCP over Ethernet 10/100BaseT
• SNMP get/set access to all data points
• SNMP trap generation, user programmable criteria
• 1000 16-bit registers (300 useable for SNMP)
• 500 32-bit floating point registers (100 useable for SNMP)
• Supports Modbus “coils”, input registers, holding registers
• Single/double, signed/unsigned, and IEEE 754
• Modbus register mapping configured via web interface
• Modbus register scaling (x10, x100, x0.1, x0.01, etc.)
• Modbus (master) polling interval configurable per point
• User defined “virtual device” register map
• Supports user HTML “wrapper”
• Configure via web pages
• Flash file system with XML configuration files
• Online help
• Password protection for web log-on and ftp
• Field upgradeable firmware upload via ftp
• DHCP or static IP address
• Hardened EIA-485 transceiver for Modbus RTU
• Optional RS-232 transceiver (in place of RS-485)
• Powered by 10-30VDC or 12-24VAC 50/60 Hz
• Power Consumption: 0.3A @ 24VDC
• DIN rail mounting, 100mm H x 70mm W x 60mm D
• Pluggable screw terminal block for power & RTU network
• Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
• Humidity 5% to 90%
• FCC Class A, CE Mark
• Listed to UL 916 and (Canadian) C22.2 No. 205-M1983

BB2-6010 Video Library

Watch these videos for an introduction to configuring the gateway. It's easier than reading!

Introduction to the BB2-6010 Modbus Gateway

Configuring BB2-6010 SNMP Client

Configuring BB2-6010 SNMP Server (Agent)

Our most extensive technical support is provided by the same engineering staff that developed the products. Your personal attention from this staff is available via the support ticket system.

No user/password is required to open a new ticket. Once you open a ticket, you will immediately receive an email with your ticket number. Your ticket number becomes your login to review your ticket(s) later. Click the Support Ticket icon anywhere you see it. (If you do not get an email with your ticket number, within minutes, check your junk folder, spam settings, etc, and try again if necessary.)

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