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Industrial IoT Projects Should be Easy, Fast, and Scalable -
And Cost-effective

Moxa's IIoT offering is built on two core beliefs:

  1. IIoT projects can only be successful if the first results are achieved quickly, with limited effort
  2. Successful projects must be designed with the ultimate goal in mind: a large-scale roll-out

The key to successful IIoT projects is picking the right components for hardware, software, and services.

Moxa has a great hardware toolbox for IIoT projects. This led them to wonder: What would be the most cost-effective IIoT system that could be built without sacrificing reliability, security, automation, and ease of use for customers? Here is their optimal IIoT system on a shoestring budget:

Running a reliable and cost-effective IIoT infrastructure in its most simple form consists of picking two vital components:

  1. The IIoT gateway: preferably it is a small, but super reliable, IIoT gateway from a vendor that maintains the product for a very long time, ideally 10 years or more
  2. The device management platform: a reliable and scalable IIoT device management platform managed by a team dedicated to nothing but managing this platform

With open technologies like Linux OS, Python, MQTT, and Modbus, the IIoT platform becomes “software-agnostic”, meaning it’s easy to change, replace, and update the software at the edge just like it is easy on the cloud – for 5, 10, or more years.

Would you like the opportunity to test this IIoT system in your application? Apply Now!

Component List for an IIoT Platform on a Shoestring Budget:

  • Reliable
  • Scalable
  • Pre-integrated
  • Cost-effective
  • CI/CD

Reliable Hardware

Such as Moxa’s UC-2101-LX Arm-based computer

  • 1.3 million hours of mean time between failures (MTBF)
  • Moxa Industrial Linux with 10-year lifecycle support (including security patches)
  • 5 years warranty

Reliable and Scalable Device Management Platform

Such as the secure IoT Device Management and VPN for Embedded Linux by

  • Embedded Linux device management
  • Remote control IoT fleets with VPN
  • OTA software updates, option for CI/CD

Pre-integrated Sensor Hardware

Such as a PLC or sensor

  • How about an ioLogik E1242 – universal controller and I/O from Moxa, or
  • An ADTek power meter with sensor

Cost-effective Edge Software

GitHub is a great starting point

  • A simple, open-source, and easy-to-adapt Python script
  • Modbus interface for local data acquisition
  • MQTT cloud interface

Continuous Integration/Continuous Development (CI/CD)

Automated software deployment via GitHub actions and the qbee platform to all connected and selected IIoT gateways.

  • Option 1: Automated CI/CD for Python scripts (available on GitHub)
  • Option 2: Automated CI/CD for docker containers (planned)

Your Chance to Try It Out

Test an IIoT System in Your Application

Moxa has packages consisting of a Moxa UC-2101, ADTek power meter OR Moxa ioLogik E1242, AND a qbee device management account.

Pick the DIY Version

Do-It-Yourself - You can set up qbee on the gateway device yourself.

Pick the ZTP Version

Zero Touch Provisioning - You can let Moxa do it for you, just like Moxa's IIoT Service Partners would do it for you at scale.

Terms & Conditions:

1. Must register with a shipping address located in the European Union, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, or South Africa.
2. Must be 18 years of age or older.
3. No purchase is necessary.
4. Moxa resellers, distributors, and employees are not eligible. 
5. Limit (1) one package opportunity per company.
6. Must register with a company email address. Those who register with a personal email address such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and other domains will not qualify.
7. Moxa reserves the right to base the free package qualification on a customer’s project status, project application, project timeframe, industrial/vertical market, etc.
8. The exact free package will be determined by Moxa, at its sole discretion.
9. By accepting the free package, you represent that you are authorized by your employer to accept the sample equipment and license and that you will disclose receipt of the sample device to your employer as and if required. You also represent that your acquirement and use of the sample device will be for your company’s corporate purpose (and not for personal use or for reselling purposes) and in accordance with all applicable laws. The recipient is responsible for any taxes and duties if any. Moxa cannot be pursued for any damages caused by misuse. 
10. A test report must be provided to Moxa by October 31, 2022.
11. A Moxa representative will reach out by phone and/or email to confirm satisfaction of eligibility requirements and gain the shipping address.
12. Supply is limited, qualifying submissions will be contacted by July 17, 2022.
13. Sample does not qualify for warranty and is not eligible for resale.
14. Applications will be accepted from May 16, 2022 – June 17, 2022.