11 Dec 2023

Industrial-grade gateways support data conversion

Moxa announced its new AIG-100 Series of industrial-grade gateways

Moxa has announced its new AIG-100 Series of industrial-grade gateways supporting data conversion and reliable transfer from Modbus TCP/RTU/ASCII devices to Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and MQTT cloud platforms.

Adding to its value, AIG-100 Series gateways support Modbus TCP slave mode, enabling simultaneous transmission of data to a cloud platform and local SCADA system to help accelerate the deployment of the Industrial IoT (IIoT).

The company says with Moxa AIG-100 gateways, the benefits of the cloud — lower costs, increased agility, ability to scale up and down, faster innovation — can be extended from the plant floor to remote field sites where sensors, meters, and inverters collect data critical to the IIoT’s convergence of operational technology (OT) with information technology (IT). To bridge the IT/OT gap, the gateways have built-in traffic monitoring and diagnosis tools for troubleshooting communication issues for both IT (Azure, AWS, MQTT) and OT (Modbus) protocols. These tools let engineers remotely access the gateway, identify the root cause, and quickly bring operations back online.

As the number of field sites increases, the AIG-100 gateway’s provisioning tool can reduce downtime associated with initial deployments and provide remote administration of devices. The gateway’s intuitive software wizard configures Moxa ioLogik remote I/Os and Moxa UPorts hubs with a few clicks, eliminating complex driver installation and device setup so network administrators can realise plug-and-play ease for I/O and serial interfaces.

Most edge systems require additional programming to process data. Moxa AIG-100 Series gateways will pre-process edge data and directly transfer meaningful data back to the application, such as on-site conditions, operational trends, and energy usage. It will also support store-and-forward and datalogger functions to prevent data loss.