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Nexcom announces NIO 100 gateway

January 302015
Nexcom announces NIO 100 gateway

January 30, 2015 - Nexcom announces NIO 100 gateway that provides seamless interconnection and secured data transmission from edge devices to the cloud.  

NIO 100 integrates Intel Quark SoC X1021, Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, and McAfee Embedded Control. To connect the edge to the cloud, NIO 100 series supports multiple fieldbus communication protocols, including PROFIBUS, PROFINET, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, and Modbus TCP/RTU—and Modbus TCP/RTU IoT. NIO 100 series can also build up ZigBee, Z-Wave, and EnOcean connectivity with custom configuration.

The multi-protocol support allows NIO 100 to collect data from manufacturing machines and wireless sensor networks (WSN). Moreover, NIO 100 series can transfer data over both wired and 3G/Wi-Fi wireless networks, offering the last mile connection and ensuring reliable data transmission with data buffering.

NEXCOM‘s IoT Studio and Connect-to-Cloud cloud server (C2C cloud server) offer hassle-free configuration and management from initial setups to system fine-tuning afterwards. NEXCOM IoT Studio is a GUI utility tool which simplifies network configuration with click-to-connect settings, updates gateways via wireless automatic over- the-air (OTA) updates, and enables rapid and consistent maintenance with group management. The upcoming C2C cloud server—featuring devices, data, access, and event management functions—allows manufacturers, plant operators, and facility managers to remotely monitor and control everyday operations to make more efficient and productive use of assets.

To protect system and data integrity, NIO 100 IoT gateway solution provides both hardware- and software-level security with Intel processor, Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, and McAfee Embedded Control. For instance, NIO 100 uses secure boot to provide a verified environment for software and applications to load; it prevents data tampering or malware attacks during transmission with VPN and firewall; and it blocks unauthorized change attempts with a whitelisting approach.

NEXCOM cloud-ready IoT gateway solutions NIO 100Y and NIO 101Y are also available with the open source Yocto operating system. Software developers and system integrators can integrate any third-party software that best suits application needs.

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