NEXCOM IoT Gateways Solve the Last Mile Gap for Industry 4.0

NEXCOM CPS IoT gateways allow for the fast implementation of remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and other Industry 4.0 scenarios alike.

NEXCOM CPS IoT gateways offer a simple turnkey solution to solve the gap between the control layer and the management layer of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Designed with edge computing capability, fieldbus accessibility, and cloud connectivity, NEXCOM's CPS IoT gateways enable system integration engineers and machine builders to assign downlinks and uplinks within a fraction of time by leveraging drag-n-drop operations and built-in functions. With setup and configuration processes streamlined, the CPS IoT gateways allow for the fast implementation of remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and other Industry 4.0 scenarios alike.

NEXCOM CPS series is composed of application-ready IoT gateways that are easy to deploy and configure. The CPS series can interface with industrial control systems and a wide variety of PLCs over PROFIBUS, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP protocols, and field devices and sensors via OPC UA, Modbus TCP/RTU and serial signals. Moreover, SQLite and MySQL databases, HTTP, and HTML are supported for uplink connections over wired and wireless networks. Included with NEXCOM Industrial IoT Studio--a configuration tool with a graphical user interface (GUI) where functions including fieldbus communications, network connectivity, and cloud support are pre-integrated--the CPS series can start collecting, processing, and transferring data after a few drags and drops of function nodes.

In a remote monitoring application, the CPS series can keep manufacturers updated with the latest production progress by amassing field data from the control layer, parsing data streams, and sending extracted information to cloud platforms where information is presented in charts and diagrams. Preventive maintenance is another practical use of the CPS IoT gateways which can keep a log of machine health status, email or text system engineers a summary via web services at regular intervals, and alert engineers when a monitored parameter falls outside an acceptable range, instead of swamping the engineers with minute-by-minute data of every machine.

NEXCOM CPS IoT gateways are pre-installed with NEXCOM Industrial IoT Studio and available in two models. The high-performance CPS 200 with quad-core Intel® Celeron® processor J1900, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD is targeted at data-intensive applications demanding computing power for parallel data processing and large data storage for data logging. Meanwhile, the rugged CPS 100 designed for harsh operating environments supports an extended temperature range from -20°C to 65°C and ships with dual-core Intel® Atom processor E3805, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.

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