Data kit for connecting operations to the IIoT

Moxa's 4G LTE Jump Start Kit is designed to connect operations to the IIoT and features a data logger with built-in 4G LTE communications and a Modbus gateway and an I/O module to collect analog and digital sensor data.

By Moxa April 12, 2016

Moxa’s 4G LTE Jump Start Kit is designed to connect operations to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The kit collects data from industrial devices and transmits that data to a cloud-connected platform. It features a Modbus data logger with built-in 4G LTE communications, a Modbus gateway that connects to most commercially-available programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and remote terminal units (RTUs), and an I/O module to collect analog and digital sensor data.

The core of the 4G LTE Jump Start Kit is a programmable Modbus data logger that runs Debian Linux and is powered by a 1 GHz ARM7 processor. The data logger features Moxa’s ThingsPro software, which provides a platform to collect, process, format, customize, and share data from attached devices. This data can be available to any cloud-connected database or platform over the unit’s built-in 4G LTE cellular connection for central management, reporting, advanced analytics, and IIoT applications.

In addition to the programmable data logger, the 4G LTE Jump Start Kit includes an I/O module, Modbus gateway, and 4G LTE module. The ioLogik E1242 I/O module supports 4 analog inputs, 4 digital inputs, and 4 digital input/outputs, while the MGate MB3180 Modbus gateway supports any Modbus RS-232/422/485 connection. Different I/O and protocol requirements can also be supported by swapping out other I/O modules and gateways.

Moxa Americas Inc.

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