Upstream: Offshore Production
Optimizing Wired and Wireless Communication for Marine Oil Platforms
Oil and gas communications networks are mission critical, but often must be deployed at offshore oil fields in an environment with severe hazards and challenges. To successfully monitor a drilling platform remotely, the entire infrastructure needs to be extremely reliable and available. In addition to redundant IP network systems with failover capability, the network equipment needs to comply with industrial standards that certify its ability to operate in an environment that features varying temperatures, corrosion, and vibration. Rugged and robust wireless solutions offer a flexible, versatile communications option for offshore oil rigs.
Network Requirements   Moxa Solutions
  • A scalable, high-performance industrial Ethernet backbone to support SCADA, DCS, ESD, and F&G control and safeguarding systems for integrated remote control and monitoring in real-time, increasing the safety of each platform.
  • Continuous remote IP video monitoring and data acquisition for the process control system through highly reliable and cost-effective Ethernet LAN and WLAN connectivity from the oil platform to onshore operation center.
  • A high level of network redundancy to maximize availability.
  • Network equipment with high levels of reliability that can withstand harsh marine conditions to provide years of operation.
  • Flexible, reliable wireless communication such as IEEE 802.11a/b/g technology between vessels, floating rigs, and fixed platform rigs, to deliver higher availability at lower deployment costs.
  • Moxa offers highly secure, robust, and available LAN solutions tailored for offshore data collection, including a full suite of industrial L3/L2 Ethernet switches, industrial wireless Ethernet, industrial secure routers, IP video products, Active Ethernet I/O, and serial-to-Ethernet servers.
  • Moxa industrial Ethernet switches support 10/100 Mb, 1 Gb, and 10 Gb speeds with modular mixtures of copper, fiber, and SFP ports for maximum connection flexibility.
  • Moxa's seamless redundant network solutions, Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain redundant technology, enable an integrated, hassle-free network with fast recovery of 20 ms for both control networks and field networks.
  • The extended operating temperature range, robust housing, fanless, long-distance and EMI-immune fiber connections, surge protection, and redundant power inputs of Moxa’s products guarantee top performance over a long lifetime.
  • Many of Moxa's products have achieved DNV/GL/ABS/LR/NK and Ul/cUL Class I, Division 2 and ATEX Zone 2 certification for use in marine settings or hazardous environments containing volatile flammable liquids and gases.
  • Moxa's wireless Ethernet solutions have become the infrastructure of choice of offshore oil and gas applications due to rugged industrial design, advances in security protection, and innovative dual-RF Turbo Roaming technology that optimizes bandwidth and redundancy.
Product Offerings
The Host Platform
Industrial Gigabit Firewall/VPN secure router
Industrial Gigabit Firewall/VPN Secure Router
Gigabit combo RJ45/SFP port for 1 WAN, 1 LAN, and 1 user-configurable WAN/DMZ interface
Dual WLAN for reliable connection redundancy or load sharing
Easy-of-use firewall setting functionality

24G+2 10GbE/24G+4 10GbE-port Layer 3 Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switches
Layer 3 routing interconnects multiple LAN segments
Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain (recovery < 20 ms) and RSTP/STP for Ethernet redundancy
Isolated redundant power with universal 110/220 VAC power inputs
Compact Modular Managed Ethernet Switch
16+3G-port Compact Modular Managed Ethernet Switch
Up to 3 Gigabit ports for Gigabit redundant ring and uplink and up to 19 fiber connections
Hot-swap media modules for continuous operation
Complete management and security features: Turbo Ring, Turbo Chain, Modbus/TCP, LLDP, QoS, VLAN, IGMP snooping, IEEE 802.1X, SSH, and more
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature range
Outdoor Dual-RF Wireless AP/Bridge/Client
IEEE 802.11a/b/g Outdoor Dual-RF Wireless AP/Bridge/Client
Redundant dual-RF design for rapid failover
Rapid Turbo Roaming under 100 ms
Long-distance data transfer up to 10 km
Dual DC power inputs and PoE for easy deployment
4-ch MJPEG/MPEG4 Industrial Video Encoder
Full Motion, 4-ch MJPEG/MPEG4 Industrial Video Encoder
Video stream up to 120 FPS at 4CIF resolution
Modbus/TCP support for SCADA system integration
SD card for local storage and 2 Ethernet ports for cascade
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature range and fiber suppor
Active Ethernet Micro Controller
Active Ethernet Micro Controller with 6 RTD and 4 DO
Easy-to-use Click&Go™ logic for local control
SNMPv1/v2c/v3 protocol supported
Push-based alarm messaging with real-time stamp, including SMS, SNMP Trap with I/O status, TCP, and emai
Floating Rigs and Carrier Monitoring
Managed Ethernet Switch
8-port Managed Ethernet Switch
Plug-n-play Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain, and RSTP/STP for Ethernet redundancy
IPv6, Modbus/TCP, LLDP, DHCP Option 82, SNMP Inform, IGMP, QoS, and VLAN
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature rang
PoE+ Managed Ethernet Switch
6-port PoE+ Managed Ethernet Switch
4 IEEE 802.3at/af compliant PoE ports (Up to 30 watts per port)
24/48 VDC wide range power input
Intelligent power consumption detection, PD failure check function
Fiber support and -40 to 75°C operating temperature range
Outdoor Single RF Wireless AP/Bridge/Client
IEEE 802.11a/b/g Outdoor Single RF Wireless AP/Bridge/Client
Multi-SSID,VLAN, QoS support
Rapid Turbo Roaming under 100 ms
Long-distance data transfer up to 10 km
IP68-rated metal housing, dual DC power and PoE
1-channel H.264/MJPEG Industrial Video Encoder
1-channel H.264/MJPEG Industrial Video Encoder
Three simultaneous streams, latency under 200 ms, and SD slo
Video stream up to 30/25 FPS at full D1 (720 x 480/720 x 576) resolution
2 Ethernet ports for cascade and Ethernet port redundancy
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature range
Modbus/TCP support and free VPort SDK PLUS
1-channel MPEG4/MJPEG Industrial Video Encoder
1-channel MPEG4/MJPEG Industrial Video Encoder
Video stream up to 30 FPS at full D1 (720 x 480)
2-way audio and pre/post-alarm video recording
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature range
Fiber optic Ethernet port
Industrial Serial Device Servers
1 and 2-port Industrial Serial Device Servers
Cascading Ethernet port for easy wiring (RJ45 ports only)
-40 to 75˚C operating temperature range and fiber support
Patented ADDC® (automatic data direction control) for 2-wire and 4-wire RS-485
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