- September 20, 2017
- Moxa Technologies Inc
September 20, 2017 — Moxa has partnered with Microsoft and the OPC Foundation to develop the MC-1121, an industrial-grade IoT gateway with an integrated OPC UA Publisher module. By using Windows 10 IoT and OPC UA Publisher, it provides a way to get data from field side devices securely to the cloud for analytics and monitoring through a dashboard. The MC-1121 gives system integrators a scalable, flexible solution for their projects.
Long used as a method of bridging the OT and IT worlds together, OPC UA is critical for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), where many devices and systems that use different protocols need to communicate with one another. Originally, OPC UA worked on a client/server model, but when dealing with hundreds or thousands of devices that all need to be interconnected across multiple sites, a more scalable solution was needed. This led to the adoption of the publisher/subscriber model, which allows for more streamlined communication that offers improved scalability and resilience.
Moxa has been working closely with the OPC Foundation and Microsoft to adopt the functionality of OPC UA. Moxa hardware is being used for Windows 10 IoT testing, and an OPC UA Starter Kit is being assembled as a collaboration between Moxa, Microsoft, and the OPC Foundation. Moxa will also hold a live demo at the 2017 IoT Expo in Taipei to show how easy it is to collect data from various devices and sensors—such as temperature, coolant oil level, and other signals—and send it to Microsoft Azure in the cloud by using the OPC UA Publisher module in Windows 10 IoT.
Moxa’s MC-1121 Series IIoT gateways deliver user device data to the cloud with support for Microsoft’s OPC UA Publisher module, making it effortless to get user data into Azure IoT Hub. These IIoT gateways include a variety of interfaces to connect to Ethernet, serial, and I/O devices, and can be used in conjunction with Microsoft Connected Device Studio.
Moxa is a provider of edge connectivity, industrial computing, and network infrastructure solutions for enabling connectivity for the Industrial Internet of Things. With over 30 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 50 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries.