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how to use "Digi Connect WAN 3G Verizon" modem to link my power meter to cloud server (AWS) in general?

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Hi, I am trying to send my power meter(Modbus) data to my backend server (AWS), if I choose to use "Digi Connect WAN 3G Verizon modem" for the data communication, does anyone know what's the monthly service charge for this kind of M2M service from Verizon? (1 MB/month for my application), I called Verizon, it seems the agent is not familiar with this. thanks in advance.
asked Apr 12, 2016 in Modbus and Industrial Automation by hankfang New to the Community (0 points)

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The cost will be up to you.

If you want the AWS tool to poll the Modbus, then trying to hold open a socket all day, every day, will cost about 2-3 MB/month. Add to this your traffic, but be aware that VZ (all carriers) charge you for all the TCP and IP overhead (headers, ACKs, retries). So if you look at the raw Modbus & calculate 1MB/month, the overhead could make this 6 to 10MB/month. They also 'round-up' every hour, so more overhead is added each time you talk (or per hour if you hold the connection open).

If your device somehow drives the connection to only link when needed, then a TCP/IP socket can consume say 1000 bytes per session. SSL/TLS would be in the 3-5K range.
answered Jul 12, 2016 by Coralyn Seasoned Professional (150 points)
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