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Moxa connects smart factories with 360° network reliability

May 2015 IT in Manufacturing

Now that the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) has captured the interest of companies, network reliability is more important than ever before to ensure the integrity of factory control and automation systems. The 360° full scale edge-to-core network reliability provided by Moxa products for sustaining factory communication by maximising uptime and optimising connectivity is clearly spelled out in a new eight-page Smart Factory Network Solutions flyer available for download from Moxa’s website.

360° network reliability

With factory network infrastructures built around a wide range of industrial networking devices, Moxa’s industrial Ethernet solutions enforce 360° network reliability by emphasising device durability, connection redundancy, and cyber defence capability. “Our solutions are designed to keep industrial factory applications running nonstop by providing millisecond-level network redundancy. The high reliability of the products comes from high MTBF components, a no-fan/no-heater design, an extreme operating temperature range, and a high level of EMI/EMS protection,” said Gary Chang, product manager of Moxa’s industrial Ethernet infrastructure division. “In addition, as there is no room for risk in 24/7 factory applications, we provide industrial cybersecurity solutions that prevent network threats across factory cells, zones and fields, without increasing costs.”

Smart architecture

Moxa’s comprehensive product portfolio and vertical expertise are combined to support a snart network architecture that helps factories fully utilise cyber-physical systems to increase production and operational efficiency out of both existing and new equipment. The smart network infrastructure delivers open, self-healing, easy to manage, highly secure and interoperable Ethernet connectivity for field-level networks, scada systems, and backbone networks to optimise plant-wide communication and operational efficiency.

Together with partners located around the globe, Moxa provides a one-stop-shop of industrial Ethernet solutions, including industrial Ethernet switches and extenders, industrial secure routers, industrial Ethernet gateways, serial device servers, industrial wireless solutions, smart I/O solutions and controllers, and an automation-friendly network management suite that implements reliable IP communications infrastructures for factory automation. The company’s smart network architecture can be applied to all aspects of facility management and control automation systems, including environmental monitoring, legacy network integration, material handling, and process automation.

The complete 8-page flyer is available for download from http://tinyurl.com/jw5dqfw



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