To serve the needs of system integrators and engineers developing applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Moxa has launched the IIoT Gateway Starter Kit, which includes built-in support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This data-acquisition ready kit simplifies development of IIoT solutions by providing all the essentials needed to get data from edge devices to cloud services, and with little to no programming required. This results in faster development, integration, and time to market, giving system integrators the boost they need.
The first main component of the starter kit is ThingsPro Gateway, a ready-to-run data-acquisition software platform that simplifies the complex task of transferring edge data to the cloud. To simplify getting your data, ThingsPro Gateway provides a Modbus framework to easily connect with Modbus RTU/TCP devices and SCADA systems. It also includes extensive network support for 4G connectivity, wireless failover, firewalls, and VPN to ensure that your data can be securely retrieved from remote field sites. To get your data into the cloud, it has built-in client support for services such as AWS IoT and Cirrus Link Sparkplug. By integrating the AWS IoT Device SDK, ThingsPro Gateway lets you set up tags and devices on AWS IoT. You can then transfer field data to various AWS cloud services-such as Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3-to collect, process, and store data.
The other main component is the UC-8112 Edge Computer – an industrial-grade ready-to-deploy communication-centric computing platform that packs a 1 GHz ARM processor, 512 MB RAM, two LAN ports, and two serial ports, all in a compact, palm-sized rugged box. It provides a flexible platform suitable for a wide variety of applications, and is available in a wide temperature model that can operate in harsh environments from to -40 to 75°C.
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