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ThingsPro® Gateway for AWS IoT

IIoT DAQ software platform with built-in AWS IoT Device SDK

 Features and Benefits

  • ThingsPro IIoT gateway starter kitModbus polling engine with easy-to-use web-based UI for data acquisition from end devices in an industrial automation field site
  • Supports the MQTT IoT protocol to connect fieldbus data to your cloud-based IoT application
  • Built-in AWS IoT Device SDK with web interface to accelerate your IoT application development
  • Wireless manager handles the task of connecting your field devices to a wide area network (WAN)
  • RESTful API and Modbus API for access to all the software functions of ThingsPro Gateway

 

Introduction

Amazon’s AWS IoT (https://aws.amazon.com/iot-platform/) is a leading Internet of Things web service that provides users with a cloud platform and services for building IoT applications. Amazon not only manage’s your cloud storage infrastructure, they also make it easy for you to work with your connected devices and the data generated by those devices. Amazon’s AWS Greengrass (https://aws.amazon.com/greengrass/) software provides network security for managing connected devices.

 

Moxa provides an easy-to-use web interface and RESTful API for use with Moxa’s ThingsPro Software Suite, which can be integrated with AWS IoT to offer an intelligent data acquisition and device management software platform.

 

Moxa’s ThingsPro Gateway is an IIoT software platform that makes data acquisition easy by providing a web interface for configuring and managing Modbus data acquisition, LTE connectivity, and MQTT communication. This software turns eligible Moxa edge computersinto intelligent edge platforms that greatly reduce the effort needed to develop IIoT applications. With ThingsPro Gateway, you can build an edge-to-cloud data transmission and process platform that not only brings your raw or processed edge data back to your enterprise or cloud database, but also allows you to focus on developing software with Moxa’s RESTful API or Modbus API to build a smarter field site. In addition, you may install the AWS Greengrass Core directly on your IIoT Gateway Starter Kit for use with ThingsPro Gateway.

 

Note: The AWS Greengrass Core provides local services (e.g., storage), command, and control of AWS Greengrass devices running the AWS IoT Device SDK. See the AWS Greengrass FAQs(https://aws.amazon.com/greengrass/faqs/) for the detailed technical dependencies required when using the AWS Greengrass Core. Moxa’s IIoT Gateway Starter Kit comes with the required software packages preinstalled,
and meets the kernel configuration required by the AWS Greengrass Core.

 

Additional Resources

Moxa Technical notes for ThingsPro:
•  How to Build an IoT Application with Moxa's ThingsPro and AWS IoT Service
•  Getting Started with AWS IoT on Moxa UC-8100-LX Using Embedded C SDK
•  How to Use ThingsPro Gateway to Publish Processed Edge Data to AWS IoT

 

Useful Resources from AWS:

• AWS IoT SDKs and Tools https://aws.amazon.com/tools/
• AWS Green Grass SDKs and Tools https://aws.amazon.com/documentation/greengrass/ 

 

 

(*The ThingsPro logo and ThingsPro are registered trademarks of Moxa Inc.)

White Paper

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White Paper

Building a Future-Proof Data Processing Solution with Intelligent IoT Gateways

 

To date, most discussions about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) have been about connecting new devices and rapidly bringing them online. In this white paper we look at the implications of bringing such a large number of devices online, namely, the need for efficient methods to collect information from these devices, and discuss how to handle the large amount of data collected from these devices.... more

 


Application Guidebook

Boost Your IIoT Development with ThingsPro Suite

 

Data is at the heart of the Internet of things (IoT). To make critical data-ThingsPro IIoT Software Guidebookinformed decisions, businesses first need to capture and collect data from all sorts of devices over the Internet before converting the data into valuable business information. Moxa has applied its rich experience in the industrial automation field to provide industrial computing solutions that integrate data acquisition and device management for large-scale, Industrial IoT applications. In this brochure, we will examine several typical applications to see how Moxa’s solutions can help businesses conquer the challenges in the Industrial IoT environments........more

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Available Models

  Model No. Description
ThingsPro-GW Term license for the ThingsPro Gateway software; the license permits users to install the software on a single eligible ThingsPro device (sold separately; see datasheet for details)
UC-8112-LX-STK UC-8112-LX development kit with ThingsPro Gateway software(ThingsPro-GW) pre-installed (see datasheet for details)

Accelerate OT-IT Integration in Your IIoT with ThingsPro® Suite

Watch this video to learn how Moxa’s ThingsPro Suite can help you simplify your large-scale IIoT deployments.

To learn more about the ThingsPro Suite, visit https://www.moxa.com/Event/industrial-computers/thingspro-data-acquisition-device-management-platform/index.htm


     
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