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The Zen IoT: a cost-saving IIoT advantage
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

The first step to gaining a greater competitive advantage is connecting standalone legacy equipment to the Cloud – this starts with the Zen IoT. This IIoT Cloud edge gateway enables users to harness the data from previously unconnected equipment to improve business efficiency, productivity and scalability.

With it, users are able to measure and monitor the vital aspects of their equipment in ways that could not be done before. These insights drive better planning, scheduling, servicing and a host of other business benefits.

But how to prevent drowning in data?

The Zen IoT has the capability to perform calculations on the data it receives, and it is this collation of just the meaningful data that frees a business from ‘data avalanche’. It also keeps bandwidth costs to a minimum.

The Zen IoT is small enough to be sited close to the equipment, meaning sensitive data is kept inside the network and the IT team can monitor this as they would any other part of the IT environment.

The Zen IoT features a ‘universal’ input that accepts various industrial signals: TC, RTD, mA, mV, V, and pulse. The unit also supports a wide range of communication protocols including Modbus and MQTT. Its physical connections include Ethernet, WiFi, 3G/4G cellular modems, RS-485 and Bluetooth.

The Zen IoT is available in custom configurations for OEMs and high volume orders.

For more information contact Charlene Oroschin, Define Instruments, +27 (0)83 384 9186,,

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