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Moxa Releases 4G LTE Jump Start Kit for System Integrators

Moxa Releases 4G LTE Jump Start Kit for System Integrators

APRIL 7, 2016-- Moxa, a manufacturer of communications and networking equipment for industrial automation, is offering system integrators and OEM machine builders the 4G LTE Jump Start Kit to connect sensors and devices to a management platform or database over 4G LTE wireless networks.

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 datalogger features Moxa's new 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 Industrial Internet of Things applications.

ThingsPro includes a web-based configuration interface, RESTful APIs for access to all Modbus and 4G functions, and C/C++/Python APIs for access to the collected Modbus data. System integrators can use built-in communication functions and customize the functionality to their requirements, without having to develop wireless drivers and industrial protocol handlers.

In addition to the programmable datalogger, 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.

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