Industrial computers to top up data connectivity at the industrial edge
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Posted to News on 6th Feb 2024, 09:30

Industrial computers to top up data connectivity at the industrial edge

The industrial sector is rapidly embracing digital transformation with increased awareness about resource optimisation, which is driving up the demand for reliable x86 IPCs as edge devices to interface with the industrial IoT application platforms and accelerate the deployment of Industry 4.0-enabled solutions. Moxa is meeting this need with a new family of IPCs.

Industrial computers to top up data connectivity at the industrial edge

The new x86 industrial computers offer exceptional reliability, adaptability and longevity to address the increasing demands of data connectivity and real-time processing of large volumes of sensor and device data at the industrial edge.

According to ABI Research’s research report on Industrial Automation Hardware Innovation: PLCs, IPCs, and HMIs, the industrial personal computer (IPC) market will see the highest growth rate of the three industrial automation hardware types – the other two being the programmable logic controller (PLC) and human-machine interface (HMI) markets, with spending increasing by a CAGR of 6% and from US$11 billion to US$19.7 billion between 2023 to 2033.

To respond to the need for reliable and rugged IPCs in retrofit and upgrade projects at the industrial edge, Moxa has new x86 IPC families – the BXP, DRP, and RKP series, in multiple form factors, adaptable interface combinations, and with various options of Intel processors, totalling 75 different models. The comprehensive IPC portfolio is specially designed to meet the changing needs in the industrial automation field.

“To see strong growth in the IPC market, we have deployed an innovative process to create a new-generation IPC portfolio to tackle customer issues when purchasing IPCs, including product life-cycle costs, product features such as fanless design and easy configuration options, as well as life-cycle services,” said Jonas Chen, head of x86 IPC Business at Moxa.

“With more than 35 years of OT experience and expertise in various industries, we aim to offer best-in-class IPCs to the market, thereby reinforcing a critical piece in the edge-connectivity jigsaw – seamless connectivity between edge devices and industrial automation systems facilitated by Moxa’s good track record in helping industrial users effectively manage data connectivity and networking at the edge.”

The BXP, DRP, and RKP series are each backed by a robust 3-year hardware warranty and 10-year longevity commitment (released in 2023). These products reaffirm Moxa’s dedication to delivering exceptional product quality and ensuring stable, long-term support for our customers' evolving business needs. Furthermore, the simplified configure-to-order service (CTOS) also supports customers in quickly identifying the best fit for their applications in just a few steps.

The BXP, DRP, and RKP series are rugged, fanless computers designed to operate reliably in harsh environments. The sealed design effectively dissipates heat and reduces unexpected maintenance and system failure, keeping the 24/7 operations running in POS systems for transportation and petrol stations wherein massive data processing is required, and equipment is most likely exposed to harsh outdoor environment.

Furthermore, the computers have passed rigorous tests for adherence to safety standards, including continuous exposure to extreme temperatures, power surges, and shock, so they can withstand extreme weather conditions and work non-stop without overheating or freezing up.

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