The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) increasingly requires applications to retrieve I/O data from field devices and then push the data to OT (private cloud) and IT (public cloud) platforms. However, using modular remote I/Os to retrieve I/O data is not always that easy, since a number of complications can slow down daily operations, requiring extra working hours and costs to get things running smoothly again. We take a closer look at a number of pain points and show you how our ioThinx 4510 IIoT modular remote I/O can help you, regardless of whether you’re an IT or OT expert.

Your Pain Points

You want to copy previous configuration settings to the current modules, but the fact is...

You have to keep the current I/O sequences or module types the same as the previous module combinations; otherwise, you have to reconfigure all the modules, including the settings of each module and the Modbus address/RESTful channel name to the upper-level software (e.g., SCADA), all over again, which will increase your operational costs. With our ioThinx 4510, you only need to make a few simple changes, with no reconfiguration effort required.

You want to use the protocol that you’re familiar with, but the fact is...

You’re back at square one and you need to go through the entire process of finding a new solution all over again, just because the modular remote I/O and gateway products your company uses do not support the IT protocols (e.g., SNMP, RESTful) that you are familiar with. As a result, you need to spend more time and effort than expected to complete your project since only OT protocols are supported by your current products. Moxa’s ioThinx 4510 is equipped with a variety of I/O portals, plus a serial port, allowing you to convert I/O and meter data to different IT/OT protocols, all using the same device.

You redesign your entire infrastructure to protect your data, but the fact is...

When transforming legacy applications into an IIoT design, cybersecurity is one of the most important issues that needs to be considered. Even if you purchase brand new routers and firewalls and redesign the entire network infrastructure to protect against cyberattacks, if your current remote I/O products use protocols that transmit data in plain text, your data could still be easily accessed by unauthorized personnel in your organization. Moxa’s ioThinx 4510’s cybersecurity functionality is designed from a system-wide perspective, making it an ideal solution for IIoT applications.

More Than Your Average Modular Remote I/O

ioThinx 4510 Series

  • Secure design that follows the CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) concept
  • Supports MQTT/RESTful API/SNMP/Modbus
  • Supports up to 32 I/O modules
  • Easy tool-free installation and removal
  • Easy web configuration and reconfiguration
  • Built-in Modbus RTU gateway function
  • Wide temperature design