Enable AIoT Computing at the Extreme Edge

First published by Moxa.com

High performance, wireless-ready edge computers for harsh environments

Key Considerations When Choosing an Edge Computer for AIoT

The Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is bringing AI to new frontiers in industrial applications. To reduce latency, lower data communication and storage costs, and increase network availability, businesses are moving AI capabilities from the cloud to the edge. To ensure your edge hardware platform meets your AIoT computing requirements, consider the following factors.

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Rugged AIoT Edge Computers for Tough Environments

The MC-1220 Series rugged edge computers feature high-performance Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor and multiple expansion interfaces. The expansion interfaces can incorporate hardware accelerators, such as VPUs, and support Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit for AIoT application development. Designed based on Moxa’s extensive expertise in building rugged computing platforms, the computers can operate in a -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature range and are C1D2/ATEX Zone 2 certified for deployments in outdoor and hazardous environments. In addition, the ultra-compact fanless computers are one of the world’s smallest industrial computers that come with Intel® Core™ i7 processors, making it easy to fit them in small cabinets at field sites.

In remote applications, wireless connectivity is required for continuous communications with the control center. MC-1220 Series computers support multiple Wi-Fi/cellular connectivity options, eliminating the need for an additional wireless gateway, thereby saving cost and space. Furthermore, the computing platform features TPM 2.0 technology for enhanced hardware security.

Applications

Mining

  • Autonomous mining trucks
  • Surface mining
  • Smart control system
  • Safety and security system

Oil & Gas

  • Upstream oil drilling control and monitoring system
  • Midstream oil & gas pipeline control and monitoring system
  • Digital oil field

Utilities & Smart Cities

  • Mid-voltage substation data processing
  • Water & wastewater treatment system
  • IoT-based intelligent traffic light control system
  • Other IIoT applications

MC-1220 Series Highlights

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