Moxa, launched the newest members of its ioLogik family of devices: the ioLogik 2542-HSPA and ioLogik 2512-HSPA cellular remote I/O modules. Both feature High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) five-band cellular, in addition to Ethernet and serial ports, to provide users with reliable access to remote field devices.
"Cellular communication technology is making it possible to connect many types of remote field devices and equipment to the cloud. However, common issues like unstable connectivity, and high data usage fees have limited its usefulness and prevented more widespread adoption," explained Paul Wacker, Product Marketing Manager at Moxa Americas. "Moxa addressed these challenges in the ioLogik 2542-HSPA and ioLogik 2512-HSPA by offering Dual SIM Failover that automatically switches to a secondary SIM when communications over the primary SIM fails. In addition, we've implemented a 3-step cellular reconnection function to further enhance communications reliability."
Both ioLogik units feature automatic tag generation and reporting for connected sensors and devices, which allows operators to monitor a large number of field devices with great efficiency. This feature can work in conjunction with Moxa's MX-AOPC UA Server on the cloud to further minimize network bandwidth and latency, an increasingly important consideration for cellular data users.
Wacker notes that Moxa's ioLogik line has been designed for easy management and configuration. The patented Click&Go Plus logic provides local datalogging and controls using an intuitive IF-THEN-ELSE framework. Custom real-time alerts are easily configured with notification by SMS, email, or SNMP trap. Users can also create configurations offline and upload the settings to an online device with Moxa's IOxpress software, greatly reducing the time and cost of deployment and management.
The ioLogik 2542-HSPA offers 4 channels for analog input and 12 channels for user-configurable digital input or output, whereas the ioLogik 2512-HSPA offers eight DIs, eight DI/Os and no analog inputs. Both models provide highly flexible I/O and cellular connectivity, with 5-band UTMS/HSPA communication that supports up to 5.76 Mbps upload/14.4 Mbps download, 2 RS-232/422/485 ports which support Modbus RTU, and 4 Ethernet ports. Critically, the devices are designed for rugged industrial use and can withstand -30° to 70°C (-22° to 158°F) operating temperatures while consuming only 13 watts with HSPA enabled. Moxa is backing both models with a 5-year warranty.
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