DeviceMaster Modbus/TCP Firmware

After programming the IP address into the DeviceMaster Industrial Gateway, you are ready to upload or update the DeviceMaster Industrial Gateway with the Modbus/TCP firmware.

The DeviceMaster Industrial Gateway family includes DeviceMaster UP and DeviceMaster MOD models.

Depending on the model you purchased, it may or may not have Modbus/TCP loaded. DeviceMaster UP models may contain SocketServer, the default application from the factory. Models that have a protocol loaded on the DeviceMaster UP are identified in PortVision DX and the DeviceMaster UP is labeled accordingly.

DeviceMaster MOD models are loaded with Modbus Router by default, unless special-ordered with Modbus/TCP.


Use PortVision DX to upload the DeviceMaster firmware files or optionally, the Firmware Uploader Utility for Linux.

There are two versions of PortVision DX. Older hardware with older firmware versions are typically served better using v3.05 and newer hardware with newer firmware versions require the latest version of PortVision DX.


Modbus/TCP firmware

Requires Windows XP SP3 or higher

Locate the previous version


Install from CD


You may need to upload Modbus/TCP firmware on the DeviceMaster UP using PortVision DX before configuring the serial ports.

Refer to the Modbus/TCP User Guide for detailed information and the Modbus/TCP Interface Configuration Quick Start for configuration procedures.

For secure configuration procedures, see the DeviceMaster Secure Configuration User Guide.




Bootloader is the RedBoot operating system that runs the device during the power on phase, which then starts the default application on the DeviceMaster UP.

You should check the Bootloader version and if necessary, update Bootloader.

Depending on the serial number of your DeviceMaster, you may need to use a minimum bootloader version due to a hardware update. You can also determine the minimum Bootloader version using the MAC address.

You can review the firmware History file for the latest updates and enhancements.


Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol, Inc. recommends verifying that the DeviceMaster UP contains the latest Modbus/TCP version before configuring serial ports.

If your DeviceMaster UP model was shipped with Modbus/TCP, you should check the firmware version on the DeviceMaster UP and if necessary, upload the latest version of Modbus/TCP using PortVision DX.

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