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IIoT starter kit supports AWS

   

IIoT starter kit supports AWS

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 provides a reliable ready-to-use platform that 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. 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 the 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 users set up tags and devices on AWS IoT. Field data can then be transferred to various AWS cloud services—such as Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3—to collect, process, and store data. Furthermore, with the built-in Cirrus Link Sparkplug SDK, users can easily connect their IIoT Gateway to the Inductive Automation Ignition Platform or another MQTT server.

The value of IIoT gateways is in connecting edge devices and taking the necessary data to the cloud,” says Johnny Fang, a product manager in Moxa’s Embedded Computing Division. “To enable faster integration between things in the field and services on the cloud and to help users to get their solutions to market sooner, we’re actively working to add support for more and more cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Google IoT Core, and Schneider Wonderware in the coming releases.

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. It also has a wide range of wireless accessories available to add LTE or Wi-Fi connectivity if needed. For those who are already developing a proof of concept with a Raspberry Pi, they can easily migrate their applications to the UC-8112 to transform their IIoT ideas from being prototypes to becoming rugged solutions suitable for industrial application and mass production.

By putting together the UC-8112 Edge Computer hardware and ThingsPro Gateway software, the IIoT Gateway Starter Kit presents a flexible, rugged, and powerful platform for applications like remote monitoring, data acquisition, and data processing applications in solar energy, wind power, electric vehicle charging stations, water and wastewater monitoring, and smart manufacturing.

www.moxa.com/Event/industrial-computers/thingspro-data-acquisition-device-management-platform/getstarted.htm#StarterKit



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