Bitwise operations

Hello gentlemen! I’m new at this sort of programming so i’m wondering, does Vera have any lua modules that deal with bitwise operations installed? AFAIK this functionality was only added in Lua 5.2, that’s why i’m wondering whether it’s packaged on Vera already or do i need to do some additionaly tinkering to use these? I’m writing a modbus gateway plugin and bitwise operations are a must for reading coils.

Thanks a million. I’ll be sure to use the search function more :-[