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  • Moxa Introduces New Modbus/IEC 101-to-IEC 104 Protocol Gateways for Power Grid System Upgrade

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Moxa Introduces New Modbus/IEC 101-to-IEC 104 Protocol Gateways for Power Grid System Upgrade

    Brea, California, Dec. 10, 2018—Moxa launched the MGate 5114 series of protocol gateways, which supports Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP, IEC 60870-5-101, and IEC 60870-5-104 protocol conversions, helping users establish communications between legacy and upgraded systems in power grid applications. In addition, the MGate 5114 protocol gateways come with several easy-to-use tools that not only help users finish configuration within five steps, but also make it easy for engineers to identify problems during troubleshooting.

    Various Protocol Conversions

    Moxa’s MGate 5114 Series comes with multiple protocol conversion combinations that can fulfill various communication requirements. It supports several commonly used protocols in power-grid applications, including Modbus RTU/ASCII, Modbus TCP, IEC 60870-5-101, and IEC 60870-5-104 protocols.

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  • Moxa Releases IIoT Edge Gateway for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to Accelerate Edge-to-Cloud Integration

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Moxa Releases IIoT Edge Gateway for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to Accelerate Edge-to-Cloud Integration

    Brea, California, October 10, 2018—Moxa Inc., a leader in industrial communications and networking, today announced the availability of its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Edge Moxa IIoT Edge GatewayGateway that pre-installs Microsoft Azure IoT Edge to provide Microsoft Azure customers with an easy-to-use solution to extend their IT infrastructure and enable OT data connectivity within their industrial applications. To enable further OT/IT convergence, the industrial-grade edge gateway is also optimized for IIoT applications in the factory automation, intelligent transport system (ITS), energy, and oil and gas sectors.

    Moxa’s IIoT Edge Gateway also integrates Moxa’s industrial protocol expertise, offers 10-year long-term Linux support, and facilitates optimized device management for large-scale deployments. Moxa will demonstrate the Azure enabled IIoT Edge Gateway at the IoT Solutions World Congress to be held in Barcelona, October 16-18, 2018. The demonstration will focus on solutions that provide cloud integration as well as multiple protocol conversions to IIoT applications while preserving their investments in existing industrial infrastructure.

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  • Moxa Launches a 12-Inch Touch-Panel Computer for Outdoor HMI Applications

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Moxa Launches a 12-Inch Touch-Panel Computer for Outdoor HMI Applications

    Brea, California, March 16, 2018—Moxa has expanded its rugged panel-computer family to include a 12-inch fanless industrial-grade panel computer, the MPC-2120 Series, which is designed for use in extremely harsh outdoor HMI applications such as solar inverter monitoring, drill control, and wellhead/pipeline monitoring.

    Tough and Reliable in All Outdoor Environments

    The MPC-2120 Series panel computers are designed with a wide, -40 to 70°C temperature range, and come with a fanless design, IP66-rated front panel, and waterproof enclosure, making it one of the most reliable industrial platforms available for harsh, hot, outdoor environments like oil and gas fields and drilling platforms. Furthermore, the 1000-nit sunlight-readable, projected-capacitive, multi-touch LCD panel provides an excellent user experience for outdoor applications.

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  • Compact and high-performance

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Compact and high-performance

    New B&R compact controller with integrated switch

    B&R’s latest addition to its Compact-S series is a compact controller with an integrated switch. With an integrated switch, it enables daisy-chain cabling between network stations.

    At a width of only 37.5 mm including the power supply, the X20CP0420 is extremely compact. The controller achieves cycle times down to 4 ms and is equipped with 128 MB RAM and 256 MB internal flash memory. With Ethernet, USB and RS232, the controller offers plenty of communication options. An optional CAN bus interface is also available. With no fans or batteries, the compact controller is also maintenance free.

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  • Controller and multi-touch HMI in one device

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Controller and multi-touch HMI in one device

    B&R’s new Power Panel offers a dedicated processor for HMI

    The Power Panel C50 provides the combined advantages of a powerful controller and a modern projected capacitive touch screen in a single HMI device. The Power Panel is equipped with a dedicated processor for the HMI application, and is therefore an optimal solution for mapp View HMI applications. It can be used at temperatures ranging from -20°C to +60°C and does not require a fan.

    The modern multi-touch HMI is available with clear or anti-reflective glass, and is ideally suited for premium machine designs. The touch screen reacts precisely and reliably even when operated with thick leather gloves. Gestures such as zoom or swipe provide an intuitive user experience. The Power Panel C50 is available in widescreen format in four different sizes from 7.0″ to 15.6″.

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  • World’s First Rack-Mounted Switches That Comply With the IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 Class 2 Standard

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    World's First Rack-Mounted Switches That Comply With the IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 Class 2 Standard

    Brea, California, Jan. 10, 2018—Moxa has launched the world’s first rack-mounted Layer 2/Layer 3 managed switches, PT-G7828/G7728, that comply with IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 Class 2 and IEEE 1613 Class 2. The switches’ 28 ports all support full Gigabit hardware time-stamping as defined in IEEE 1588v2. In addition, the switches offer selectable RJ45/SFP/PoE+ interfaces and dual LV/HV power modules to ensure suitability for a variety of applications.

    The IEC 61850-3 Edition 2 has been developed over many years based on feedback from deployments in substations. Adherence to this latest standard ensures that devices are rugged enough to be deployed in the harsh environments of substations. In addition, compliance with Class 2 of the Edition 2 standard ensures that if the device is subjected to high levels of EMI, shock, or vibrations, data will still be successfully transmitted.

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  • Moxa Introduces Protocol Gateways to Connect Modbus Devices to PROFINET or PROFIBUS Networks Effortlessly

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    Moxa Introduces Protocol Gateways to Connect Modbus Devices to PROFINET or PROFIBUS Networks Effortlessly

    Brea, California, December 29th, 2017—Moxa’s newly launched MGate 5103 and MGate 5111 industrial protocol gateways enable fast and easy protocol conversions between Modbus devices and PROFINET/PROFIBUS-based SCADA systems and PLCs. These stand-alone protocol gateways also allow a distributed network architecture that maximizes flexibility and scalability. In addition, they also extend the lifetime of field devices, consequently reducing costs. With an all-in-one design, these gateways convert a variety of protocols, such as Modbus RTU/ASCII/TCP to PROFINET or PROFIBUS. Furthermore, the MGate 5103 and 5111 also help integrate EtherNet/IP PLCs into PROFINET or PROFIBUS systems.

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  • More performance for compact industrial PC

    Posted on September 19th, 2019
    More performance for compact industrial PC

    B&R introduces successor to Automation PC 2100

    Automation PC 2200 is the latest generation of B&R’s successful 2000 series of compact industrial PCs. Equipped with Intel Atom processors from the Apollo Lake generation, the Automation PC 2200 is available in either box PC or panel PC format.

    Despite its compact dimensions, the Automation PC 2200 is a full-fledged PC system. Available with either dual or quad core processors, the Automation PC 2200 offers fully scalable processing power. Thanks to B&R Hypervisor, the Automation Runtime real-time operating system can run simultaneously alongside Windows 10 IoT Enterprise or Linux. The Automation PC 2200 is perfectly suited as an IoT gateway or as a full-fledged edge controller or edge device.

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