The HMS Anybus offers a converter that integrates the two worlds of PROFIBUS and ethernet IP protocols, which are otherwise incompatible. Anybus is a bit different from a gateway in that a gateway is generally synchronous. However, Anybus is an asynchronous gateway that pulls information continuously. It has updated information all the time and responds more quickly to requesting devices. Affinity Energy commonly uses Anybus to get Modbus data into an Allen Bradley PLC via eIP.