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Moxa Introduces an Industrial-Grade 4G LTE Wide-Temperature IoT Gateway for Edge Computing

Brea, California, July 7, 2016—Handling the vast amounts of data generated by edge devices overwhelms businesses when it comes to implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. Many businesses are now introducing an edge-computing strategy: processing data locally in an IoT gateway, sending only critical data to the central system, or even making decisions locally. This strategy not only reduces data transmission fees, but also enables faster response times for critical industrial processes.

 

Moxa’s newly launched UC-8100-ME-T series is a 4G LTE-enabled edge- computing solution designed for IIoT applications. The UC-8100-ME-T is built around an ARM® Cortex™-A8 1 GHz processor and comes with two RS-232/422/485 serial ports and dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN ports, as well as a Mini PCIe socket to support 3G/4G LTE cellular modules.

 

4G LTE networks’ connectivity speeds are up to ten times faster than previous generations of mobile communication technologies. However, this improvement comes with a disadvantage: the extra heat generated by the 4G LTE components in the IIoT gateway. To provide reliable IIoT computing platforms, Moxa offers wide-temperature LTE-enabled models that are available for extended-temperature applications. All units are thoroughly tested in a testing chamber, guaranteeing that the LTE-enabled computing platforms are suitable for -40°C to 70°C wide-temperature applications.

 

Since many legacy industrial protocols are not compatible with IoT technologies, sending data from edge devices to a cloud database is often a drain on engineering resources. An optional software tool that comes with the UC-8100-ME-T series is Moxa’s ThingsPro™, an integrated data-acquisition and device-management software suite, which includes generic Modbus protocol support, as well as the IoT communication protocol MQTT, making it easy to transfer field data to a remote database in a few simple steps.

 

With flexible interfacing options and software support, this tiny edge-computing platform is a reliable and secure IIoT gateway for data acquisition and processing at field sites, as well as a useful communication platform for many other large-scale IIoT deployments.

 

UC-8100-ME-T Highlights

Built for Industrial IoT environments

l   ARM® Cortex™-A8 1 GHz processor

l   Debian open platform

l   Industrial-grade fanless design and DIN-rail mounting

l   -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature range with LTE module installed

l   Dual auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports

l   Programmable LEDs and a programmable button for easy installation and maintenance

l   SD socket for storage expansion and mini PCIe socket for cellular module

l   Patented Secure Boot technology that safeguards the Linux kernel

 

Click below to learn more and get a quote for the UC-8100-ME-T series edge computers:

https://www.moxa.com/product/UC-8100-ME-T.htm

Learn more about ThingsPro™ suite:

https://www.moxa.com/product/ThingsPro.htm

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.