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Meshblu Connectors create a bridge for devices that cannot connect to Meshblu directly. They are cross-platform, signed, pre-compiled, and pre-configured for each device and can be downloaded from the [Connector Factory](https://connector-factory.octoblu.com). Connectors can connect USB, Serial, LAN, or other non-internet enabled devices to the Octoblu Platform. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "", "body": "To lean more about Meshblu Connectors, visit https://meshblu-connectors.readme.io" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "Example" } [/block] A legacy Industrial Controller is only accessible via RS-232 Serial connection. It cannot be connected directly to Meshblu, so a Connector is used to assist in bi-directional communication with the controller and the rest of the Octoblu platform. This would allow a flow to receive a message from the controller, make a decision, and send the response back to the controller to take action. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/sQWvdjQqG4zGFCEqYLxw_Overview%20Meshblu%20Connector.svg", "Overview Meshblu Connector.svg", "0", "0", "#323232", "" ] } ] } [/block]