|Overview | Interface | Implementation|
Gateways realize the translation part of the end-to-end communication of the Virtual Automation Bus. By transparently translating the five semantic primitives from a native communication technology to another native technology, they are completely invisible to sender and receiver of messages.
It is possible to cascade an arbitrary number of gateways. Since the gateways utilize the same access functionalities of the VAB as a client, it is also for gateways transparent if they directly address the data provider or another gateway.
In the current implementation, gateways do not contain any further access logic since the path used for gateway access contains all necessary information for further processing, e.g. http://gw1//basyx://10.0.0.1:2332.