Data is at the heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). To make critical data-informed decisions, businesses first need to capture and collect data from all sorts of devices from the field before converting it into valuable business information. However, when putting an Industrial IoT strategy into action, businesses are faced with a number of critical challenges, including handling data acquisition over vast distances and from different communications protocols, as well as the need to use devices that can withstand harsh environmental conditions.
When putting an Industrial IoT strategy into action, handling data acquisition from a heterogeneous network can be a drain on engineering resources.
Wireless performance and stability are heavily affected by environmental temperatures, especially when coupled with the extra heat generated by 4G LTE components.
The computing platforms at the edge of a network are often located at remote sites, making maintenance extremely difficult and expensive.
As businesses enjoy the benefits of quick data transmission, data integrity can be compromised by unauthorized access.
In the IIoT, integrating different communication protocols is one of the key challenges. Moxa offers its ThingsPro Suite to enable the integration of data acquisition and wireless management in a few simple steps.
To ensure reliable data communications, Moxa offers industrial computers that support 4G LTE connectivity with an operating temperature range from -40 to 70°C.
In an IIoT architecture, field devices are often located at unmanned or remote sites. Moxa’s Proactive Self-Maintenance utilities help maintain remote systems proactively and minimize system downtime.
Privacy is a serious concern in the IIoT. Moxa enhances security with a prebuilt network security tunnel and authentication algorithm for the Linux kernel.