MOXA focuses on creating data networking products that provide system integrators and end-users with reliable and cost-effective serial-to-Ethernet, industrial Ethernet, industrial wireless, and embedded computer solutions. MOXA's product lines include multiport serial boards, serial device servers, industrial Ethernet switches, video over IP servers, Wi-Fi access points, and cellular modems. Moxa's customers come from a wide spectrum of business fields and endeavors, including industrial automation, POS/retail, telecommunications, financial services, security systems, traffic automation, and building automation.
The IKS-6728's Gigabit and fast Ethernet backbone, redundant ring, and 24/48 VDC or 110/220 VAC dual isolated redundant power supplies increase the reliability of your communications and save on cabling and wiring costs. The modular design of the IKS-6726/6728 also makes network planning easy, and allows greater flexibility by letting you install up to 4 Gigabit ports and 24 fast Ethernet ports.Learn more about this product
The MGate 5101-PBM-MN gateway provides a communication portal between PROFIBUS devices and Modbus TCP hosts. All models are protected with a rugged metallic casing, DIN-rail mountable, and offer optional built-in optical isolation. The rugged design is suitable for industrial applications such as oil/gas, power, process automation and factory automation.Learn more about this product
This ITS Success Stories download includes six proven case studies in using Moxa's edge-to-core solutions to provide non-stop traffic safety. The six following real-world cases are:
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Protecting network-enabled industrial control systems from both external and internal threats is critical to preventing costly intellectual property theft and ensuring cybersecurity. In this white paper, we discuss five major categories of hacking afflicting today’s industrial control systems, and identify some simple hardware devices and settings that can help protect against these threats.Get this white paper to learn more.
To optimize production and operational cost, more and more operators are using industrial gateways to integrate field devices into the popular Modbus TCP protocol. In this article, we provide "insider tips" that can be used to optimize the integration of multiple intelligent devices, as well as improve the performance and management of the devices.Get this white paper to learn more.
Two commonly adopted communication interfaces used in data acquisition and control systems are RS-485 and Ethernet. This white paper provides insight into the future of RS-485 data acquisition devices, and how Moxa is adding a new chapter to the legacy of RS-485 data acquisition devices.Get this white paper to learn more.
Major critical factors to consider for ITS networks can include the development of IP surveillance, the impact of harsh outdoor environments on network components, deployment and maintenance costs, integration of existing equipment, convergence of existing networks, and security measures to deny unauthorized access. In this article, we will discuss solutions to ensure ITS network reliability, efficient management of ITS operation and maintenance, as well as current ITS industry trends and best practices.Get this white paper to learn more.
Some methods currently used to monitor unmanned remote sites are not very practical,and could result in potential threats being ignored. This paper will first explain what SNMP is, why you should use SNMP for environmental monitoring, and then discuss how an SNMP environmental monitoring device will help ease the management and implementation process.
Today, automation control systems are expected to provide greater operational visibility of manufacturing processes throughout the organization, from field sites to the control room, so as to reduce the cost of operations, maximize return, and ensure operator safety. However, system integrators who try to deploy an integrated industrial network face one unique challenge: their network is more vulnerable in the control room than at field sites.Get this white paper to learn more.
Power surges are a leading cause of serial device server failure. Read this white paper to learn what causes power surges and how many serial device servers still possess gaps in power surge protection.
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CCTV surveillance cameras are now a common sight in cities around the world, with cameras used at major intersections to catch speeders and would-be runners of red lights. However, as many drivers have learned, outdoor cameras have a high failure rate, and consequently only a fraction of the cameras installed are actually operational.
The convergence of IT and industrial automation networks has created great opportunity, but has also increased the security threats from hackers, worms, and viruses. Remote access is a necessity for many mission-critical industrial automation systems, but is also a potential security risk This white paper describes how secure VPNs can close this key security gap.
In this white paper we discuss the technical challenges inherent in remote data acquisition, with special emphasis on applications that involve the monitoring and control of data from pipelines, pumps, and well-heads. Cellular technology can provide a single hardware platform that is easy to deploy, and minimizes site visits for configuration and maintenance.
WDS or Wireless Distribution System provides data connectivity across train carriages using wireless. Undesirably, this system is has inadequate security, is bandwidth constrained and needs operator manual re-provisioning whenever the formation of the train carriages changes. This white paper illustrates how Moxa's Auto Carriage Connection or ACC protocol eliminates these issues by providing a new inter-Access Point protocol that can provide both high bandwidth and security, and remove the need to configure the AP upon carriage reformation.Get this white paper to learn more.
It is difficult for NVR systems to deliver the right combination of storage capacity, vibration/shock resistance, and ease of maintenance at a reasonable cost. New technology can overcome the common obstacles that confound NVR systems, and do so in a way that improves cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and system performance.
GPRS is a communication technology that allows data acquisition systems to overcome the difficulty of cabling for wide area remote sites. GPRS applications are becoming more and more prevalent due to the ease with which they can be implemented, but the dynamic IP address issues associated with GPRS networking continue to frustrate system integrators.
Telemetric Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems promise tremendous efficiency and reliability advantages for remote industrial operations, but their implementation can seem a daunting challenge. Telemetry and wireless technologies have made monitoring systems possible in applications that were previously too remote or distributed for conventional cabling. However, in building or expanding a wireless system, system integrators must confront new and possibly unfamiliar technologies and challenges. Download this white paper and examine common obstacles in developing wireless SCADA systems. Learn the seven key features of successful, cost-effective and reliable GPRS data acquisition solutions.Download this white paper.
In recent years, redundant Ethernet technology has been rapidly and popularly adopted in the industrial automation field due to its enhanced reliability. However as a redundant network becomes more heavily utilized, its networking requirements consequently grow more demanding, making some of the redundant technologies inefficient in certain situations. This problem has presented redundant technology with a functional challenge. Download this white paper to learn about various challenges presented by existing redundant networking technologies and about a new redundant solution that resolves many existing problems.Download this white paper.
With the growth and popularity of Ethernet networking in factory and process automation, system engineers are struggling to select the optimal yet cost effective infrastructure components from the litany of vendors and models available in the marketplace. Download this white paper to learn how you can form the foundation of a highly reliable industrial Ethernet Network.
What does it take to design wide temperature computers that generally have an operating temperature range of -40 to 75°C? By constructing an industrial computer to be operable under extreme heat and cold, manufacturers can assure reliability and reduce the likelihood of product failure for applications in a variety of harsh environments over extended periods of time. Download this white paper to learn more about the secrets behind wide temperature computers.Download this white paper.
This demo shows how to watch a video replay of historical network logs by using the "Event Playback" function, a new feature in the MXview industrial management software. Unlike most network management solutions, MXview is specifically tailored for industrial networks and presents network status information in a context that's appropriate for industrial operators.Watch the video.