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Moxa’s New 19-inch Rackmount Computer with Automated System Recovery Software

i7 19 inch rackmount computer for industrial applicationsTaipei, Taiwan, September 30, 2013—Moxa is pleased to announce the release of the DA-682A, our new 19 inch / 2U embedded rackmount computer featuring our latest software advance, Smart Recovery, an OS recovery utility with powerful automation features. Built around the latest Intel® Celeron/ i7 CPU (Sandy Bridge), the DA-682A matches strong computational power with valuable software and hardware innovations that increase system reliability, all with a modular flexibility that easily meets any industrial system connection requirements.  
Smart Recovery automated OS recovery system boosts overall reliability
Moxa Smart Recovery for OS back up and recoverySmart Recovery is one of Moxa’s most recent software innovations, an OS backup and recovery system implemented at the BIOS level, giving the computing system strong protections against software corruption that can cause system slowdowns, instability, or operating system crashes. Smart Recovery improves system dependability and significantly reduces the risks and costs associated with the software corruptions that inevitably emerge as a platform ages.

Smart Recovery provides several different modes that encompass all the basic approaches to OS recovery, including manual recoveries; fully automated, machine-initiated recoveries; and remote user-initiated recoveries. Engineers may use Moxa Smart Recovery to:

 Automate preventive maintenance tasks

Automated periodic recoveries eliminate the system slow down that inevitably emerge after long use by resetting the OS back to its earliest post-installation state.

Remotely repair field side systems, saving on labor and time expenses

OS recoveries may be configured to respond to remote triggers, saving the cost of sending a technician to make on-site repairs. Remote, user-initiated recoveries are especially helpful when maintaining unmanned field sites. 

Easy plug-and-run updates 

Smart Recovery also allows any untrained user to resolve OS problems. The manual recovery mode allows any user to merely insert a preconfigured USB key that will take over and automatically complete a full system recovery. This is ideal for situations that may demand urgent, on-site repairs where an Internet connection may be slow or non-existent, and/or experienced administrators are not available.    

Rich connectivity options allow easy expansion

One of the most important features of the DA-682A is its 2 PCI slots for expansion modules. Moxa provides a variety of communication modules, including an 8-port RS-232/422/485 module and a 4-port 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN module. Users can also adapt a universal PCI board of their own design to add a wide variety of additional interfaces. This friendly design gives users the advantage of being able to customize the DA-682A quickly and cleanly for nearly any industrial solution.

PCI IO expansion modules

Industrial-grade reliability and stability
Instead of just combining different parts from diverse vendors, all of Moxa’s embedded computer solutions evolve out of a system-wide perspective. Heat dispatch in the DA-682A has been carefully modeled through extensive in-house testing, guaranteeing that this fanless computer will remain stable and reliable throughout a typical range of industrial temperatures. Moxa’s backs up each DA-682A with a full 3 year warranty.
In addition to the two PCI expansion slots, DA-682A computers also come with one standard VGA output, six Gigabit Ethernet ports, one CompactFlash slot, and four USB ports. Standard models come pre-installed with Debian Linux or Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating systems, as well as ready-to-run software that helps make a system programmer’s job considerably easier. With three different CPU options as well as stripped-down models that allow designers to install the DOM, RAM, and operating system of their choice, the DA-682A series of embedded rackmount computers are a flexible, dependable foundation for building custom industrial computing platforms.
The DA-682A is an excellent solution for a wide array of industrial automation applications. Get more product information by visiting the DA-682A product page at https://www.moxa.com/product/DA-682A.htm
If you are interested in finding out more about Moxa’s Smart Recovery application package, please get in touch with the Moxa Rcore Community, or send off an email to rcorecommunity@moxa.com

About Moxa: Your Trusted Partner in Automation

Moxa is a leading provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for industrial communications infrastructures. Information about Moxa’s solutions is available at www.moxa.com.