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What Everyone’s Been Waiting For: An LTE Enabled Wide-Temperature Industrial Computer

Moxa V2201 Wireless Computer for Industrial IoT ApplicationsBrea, California,Oct. 01, 2015—The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is not only impacting consumer products, but is also changing the way industrial applications are designed and implemented. Devices located at the edge of Industrial IoT networks have already started using compact wireless-enabled industrial computing platforms to send pre-processed data to a control center through LTE, Wi-Fi, or other wireless protocols. Rugged wireless-enabled computers are often needed, since these “edge” environments may be subject to extreme temperatures.
The fact that extreme temperatures can cause computing systems to crash or become unstable has led to the development of wide-temperature industrial computers.The fact that LTE generates more heat than other wireless options requires computer designers to use a housing with thermal properties that allow it to radiate away much of that heat.The thermal design of Moxa’s new LTE-enabled V2201 wireless computers ensure reliable system operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 70°C. “The V2201 represents a new milestone in the design of industrial-grade computers,” said Johnny Fang, product manager in Moxa’s computing division. “LTE has become one of the most important requirements of industrial computers used to connect edge devices to Industrial IoT networks. But this poses a problem for designers since a device that supports LTE tends to generate significantly more heat. Moxa used its strength in thermal optimization to give our new V2201 series computers the ability to operate reliably under extreme temperatures, making them an ideal solution for many industrial applications.”
Intelligent devices connected to Industrial IoT infrastructures with a distributed architecture, including sensors, gateways, and computing platforms, are often installed in space constricted areas subject to harsh environmental conditions, which could include extreme temperatures, floating dust, and strict power limitations. “Moxa’s new V2201 wireless computers are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, are fanless, ultra-low power consumption(18W), and support both DIN-rail and wall mounting capability, making installation and maintenance easier,” said Fang
The V2201industrial wireless computers use the Intel Atom E3800 series processor to provide high computing performance for local data analysis and processes. With an SD socket and mSTA connector, users don’t need to worry that storage limitations will put a cramp on their software designs.

To ensure that the V2201 is suitable for a wide range of data communication infrastructures, the computer has 2 built-in serial ports, 2 Ethernet ports, and 1 set of DI/DO ports. It also supports a full range of wireless connectivity protocols, including Bluetooth, WiFi, 3G,and LTE modules that fit into the computer’s 2 mini PCIe sockets. Rugged, Flexible and wireless enabled make V2201 your most reliable partner in industrial IoT application


V2201 Highlights:

 Full Range of Wireless Support
• 2 mini-PCIe expansion sockets for wireless redundancy with different wireless protocols, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and LTE.

Rugged Design for Hash Environments
• Industry-first, -40 to 70°C operating temperature with LTE module installed (-40 to 85°C operating temperature without the LTE module).

Compact Size, Versatile Functionality
• Fits in the palm of your hand, but still comes with the interfaces you’d expect: 2 serial ports, 2 Ethernet ports, 1 set of DI/DO ports, and 1 HDMI port for communication and image output.

Add-on Software Removes Hidden Costs
• For unmanned systems, Moxa’s Smart RecoveryTM supports automatic OS recovery, as well as remote OS upgrades, reducing your manpower requirements and travel expenses.
• Proactive monitoring provides real-time information about the status of your hardware, letting you avoid the problems created by lengthy computer downtime.

Balanced Hardware Design, No Jump Wires
• Unlike other vendors’ products, every Moxa industrial computer is the product of a cooperative design process by an integrated engineering team. We do not simply assemble boards, chassis, fan and battery together in a box. The result is an optimized platform without jump wires.

For more details about the V2201 wireless computer, visit: https://www.moxa.com/Event/Sys/2015/V2201_Wireless_Computer/V2201_overview.htm
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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.