Advanced IIoT gateways with Azure IoT edge integration for remote management

11-07-2022 | Moxa | Subs & Systems

Moxa’s newly launched AIG-300 Series IIoT gateways are supplied with Azure IoT Edge integration that adds considerable value in the form of unique features that help create a cost- and time-efficient IIoT system.

IIoT gateways must be highly secure and reliable to assist seamless edge-to-cloud data acquisition and device management. The gateway, seamlessly integrated with Azure IoT Edge and powered by ThingsPro, is a solution for reliable, quick, and easy data acquisition and device management. Data collected from devices may be transferred to Azure IoT Edge and then to the Azure IoT Hub with a few easy configuration steps. Conversely, devices may be effectively managed through the route of Azure IoT Hub to the Azure IoT Edge on the AIG series IIoT gateways. This seamless one-stop edge-to-cloud platform can help customers reduce the system development time and cost.

Most IIoT applications are deployed in remote, unmanned, and tough environments, including smart grids, solar fields, energy storage systems, oil and gas refineries, and rail-wayside applications. Maintaining normal operations and monitoring statuses effectively is essential to these systems. The series gateways, with their wide-temperature design and low power consumption, are ideal for use in these environments.

With capabilities such as resume file transmission, OTA upgrades, and Secure Boot, the series gateways, seen in remote sites, can be upgraded and maintained to provide their continuous availability and effectively protected against cyberattacks. To avoid disconnections through device crashes and sudden shutdowns, the series comes with built-in recovery functions to allow rollback to the previous stable version of the firmware for uninterrupted network connectivity at remote sites. When a software upgrade fails, the gateways automatically revert to the software version in the backup, providing system stability. A ThingsPro tool eases the provisioning process by allowing bulk provisioning of IIoT gateways and performing remote software upgrades.

By Natasha Shek