Moxa: IIoT Edge gateway for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge

Moxa announced the availability of its Industrial Internet of Things Edge Gateway that pre-installs Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to provide Microsoft Azure customers with an easy-to-use solution to extend their IT infrastructure and enable OT data connectivity within their industrial applications. To enable further OT/IT convergence, the industrial-grade edge gateway is also optimized for IIoT applications in the factory automation, intelligent transport system, energy, and oil and gas sectors.

Moxa’s IIoT Edge Gateway also integrates Moxa’s industrial protocol expertise, offers 10-year long-term Linux support, and facilitates optimized device management for large-scale deployments. Moxa will demonstrate the Azure enabled IIoT Edge Gateway at the IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstration will focus on solutions that provide cloud integration as well as multiple protocol conversions to IIoT applications while preserving their investments in existing industrial infrastructure.

Integrating Azure IoT Edge with Moxa’s IIoT gateways, built on Moxa Industrial Linux, benefits customers through long product longevity, secure file system writing, and enables improved security through continuous security patches within a 10-year long-term supporting period. Combining this with Moxa’s industrial protocol expertise provides cloud connectivity for existing brownfield applications.

The compact edge gateway is based on a low-power Arm Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor and is built for industrial IoT environments. Moxa’s edge gateway is Linux based on Debian open platform with 10-year long-term support. The platform features industrial-grade fanless design, DIN-rail mounting, -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature range with LTE module installed and dual auto-sensing 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports.

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