Keeping Connectivity Simple for Your Serial Devices

Continuously evolving technologies in the automation industry are helping industrial applications optimize their operational efficiency and increase productivity. For example, data that continuously update operators on machine status make it possible for them to act immediately when downtime occurs, or even help them avoid downtime through predictive maintenance analytics. To achieve optimized operation efficiency, you first need to connect your legacy devices to collect data from them and transmit it to your on-site system or cloud system for analytics.

Devices at field sites have multiple interfaces and use different communication protocols, making connectivity complex and challenging for engineers. Moxa has more than 30 years of expertise in connectivity to enable reliable network solutions for customers. With our comprehensive serial-to-Ethernet product portfolio, we have the solutions to simplify and execute any of your connectivity demands.

Recurring Challenges for Serial-to-Ethernet Connections

Bringing legacy devices into an Ethernet-based network requires expert knowledge. Furthermore, phenomena such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and OT/IT convergence increasingly demand more and more devices to be connected, making connectivity more complex than ever. As a result, engineers face three main challenges: ensuring reliable connectivity, strengthening security, and simplifying the manageability of networks.

  • Connectivity

    Connecting multiple types of field devices into one network is complex enough, not to mention the difficulty to collect multiple data formats and integrate them into systems on the premises or cloud.

  • Security

    Although getting more field data into systems can help engineers unlock valuable information, it also makes your field devices vulnerable due to unauthorized access.

  • Manageability

    Field devices can be monitored once their status is visible in management systems. To enable this, engineers have to deal with the arduous task of managing a large number of networking devices.

Connecting Serial Devices is Easier Than You Think

With Moxa, connecting your serial devices is easier than you think. We offer easy-to-use solutions to make sure all kinds of serial devices can be connected to an Ethernet-based network or to the cloud. Moreover, our enhanced security features and mass device management tools make the lives of engineers easy during system operation.

  • Serial to Ethernet
  • Serial to Cloud
  • Device Security
  • Device Management

When using the right solution, getting multiple types and a large number of serial devices connected can be easy. With our more than 30 years of expertise in serial connectivity, we simplify your serial-to-Ethernet solutions.

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We work in an always-on digital world where we are connected every minute of the day. Companies' profits are closely linked to effective security practices enforced by their employees. While devices come with certain security features, many operators are not sure what functions they should implement to protect their systems. See the cyberhygiene precautions that safeguard your systems.

The days of headaches over managing a large number of devices are over. Moxa has mass device management tools that ease your pain. Tools such as MXconfig, an intuitive network configuration tool, or MCC, a CLI configuration tool, can meet any device management requirement that your system might have. Check out our video to learn more.

Enabling Connectivity is Always Simple with Moxa

For more than 30 years, Moxa has enabled connectivity in the automation industry with our easy-to-use and reliable solutions. To continue this trend, we are ready to help you enable IIoT connectivity of the future – simply and easily.