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Built for Extreme Field Environments: 4G LTE-Enabled Wide-Temperature Industrial Computers

Brea, California, Jan 4, 2016The Internet of Things (IoT) trend is shaping the way industrial applications are designed and implemented. Although the industrial devices in plant settings can be hard-wired for communications, a significant number of industrial devices and equipment are deployed at remote sites, where hard-wired networks are not a feasible option. Thus, the necessity of wireless communications—3G, 4G LTE, or Wi-Fi connectivity—is increasing.

Since wireless signals travel through the air, it should come as no surprise that wireless performance is closely related to environmental conditions. The fact that the LTE module generates more heat than other wireless options requires computer designers to use housing with thermal properties that allow it to radiate away much of that heat. The thermal design of Moxa’s new LTE-enabled V2403 series wireless computers ensures reliable system operation in temperatures ranging from -40 to 70°C. “The V2403 series industrial computers are designed for use in extreme field conditions,” said Edison Huang, product manager in Moxa’s computing division. “These computers are the first computing devices to provide such a wide operating temperature range with a 4G LTE module installed. This breakthrough was only made possible due to Moxa’s patented thermal design.
The V2403 industrial wireless computers use the Intel® 3rd generation Core-i™ series processor to provide high computing performance for local data analysis and processes. With an SD slot and mSTA connector, users don’t need to worry that storage limitation will restrict their software designs.

With versatile I/O interfaces, the Moxa V2403 series is compatible with a wide range of devices, including legacy equipment, which is great for helping reduce installation costs. The computer has 4 built-in serial ports, 2 Ethernet LAN ports, and 4 sets of DI/DO ports. It also supports a full range of wireless connectivity protocols, including Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, and Bluetooth modules that fit into the computer’s 3 mini PCIe sockets. The range of powerful x86 CPU options available, compact dimensions, and rugged design are all ideal for Industrial IoT deployment. Users will be able to greatly reduce data latency, installation costs, and maintenance costs and most importantly use a device that offers great stability and peace of mind.


V2403 Highlights:

 Full Range of Wireless Support
• 3 mini-PCIe expansion slots for wireless redundancy with different wireless protocols, including Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Rugged Design for Harsh Environments
•  Industry-first, -40 to 70°C operating temperature with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE module installed

Versatile Functionality
 • 4 serial ports, 2 Ethernet LAN ports, 4 sets of DI/DO ports, 1 DVI-I 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, 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, all of Moxa’s industrial computers are cooperatively designed by an integrated engineering team, resulting in products with optimized platforms without any jump wires.

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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.