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Advantech Launches Modular Data Collection Gateway for Edge IoT Applications

2/20/2019

Advantech Launches Modular Data Collection Gateway for Edge IoT Applications

Taipei, Taiwan, Febuary 2019 – Advantech, a leading provider of automation technology, is pleased to announce the release of its WISE-710 data gateway. Powered by an NXP® i.MX 6 DualLite processor and equipped with 2 x GbE, 3 x COM, 4 x digital inputs/outputs, 1 x micro USB, and 1 x micro SD, WISE-710 provides the ideal solution for connecting legacy equipment to new mesh networks.

Aimed at harsh industrial environments as well as in-cabinet applications with limited space, the WISE-710 terminal features a compact form factor (100 x 70 x 36 mm/3.93 x 2.75 x 1.41 in) and wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 55 °C/-4 ~ 131 °F). To enable remote management, WISE-710 supports a wide range of Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G/LTE, and NB-IoT wireless modules that facilitate long-distance data transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and real-time communication. 

Considering the importance of cyber security amid the rise of the IoT, the WISE-710 terminal is also embedded with a Microchip ATECC508A security chip that provides ultra-secure hardware-based protection and security for cloud service data operations. 

Finally, unlike standard data gateways, WISE-710 implements a modular design that allows the terminal to be integrated with various I/O expansion modules (8 x analog inputs + 4 x digital inputs and 4 x RTD inputs + 4 x thermocouple channels) to satisfy diverse application requirements.


Powerful IoT Data Collector for Bridging OT and IT

Designed to serve as an in-cabinet machine data collector, WISE-710 is a compact data gateway that can be easily integrated with diverse equipment and machinery. The provision of comprehensive I/O interfaces, including 2 x GbE, 3 x COM, 4 x DI/O, 1 x micro USB, and 1 x micro SD, allow raw data to be collected and transferred directly to the cloud for subsequent visualization and analysis. When combined with optional Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G/LTE, and NB-IoT wireless modules that enable remote management, WISE-710 provides a reliable, cost-efficient, and scalable terminal for diverse gateway applications.

 

Best-in-Class Cyber Security and Data Protection

WISE-710 is equipped with a built-in Atmel® ATECC508A crypto security chip that ensures compliance with AWS security regulations. The embedded key encryption and authentication technology provides best-in-class, hardware-based cyber security and data protection for diverse IoT applications. On the IT level, the chip prevents unauthorized firmware updates and proliferation on the cloud; while on the OT level, the chip offers comprehensive security mechanisms, such as confidentiality, data integrity, anti-tampering, and encryption/decryption authentication functions.

 

WISE-PaaS/Edgelink Software Ensures Easy Programming

The WISE-710 data gateway is also equipped with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink protocol-conversion software, which supports more than 200 communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, DNP3, OPC-UA, MQTT, and IEC-60870-5-104) to enable data collection from legacy devices. In addition to facilitating data integration, WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink supports user-defined data acquisition periods for each input interface, thereby reducing the volume of data transmitted and stored on the cloud. This combined with the software’s plug-and-play functionality dramatically reduces programming and ensures easy application development and deployment.

 

Key Features 

  • Powered by a Freescale i.MX 6 DualLite A9, 1 GHz, processor  
  • WISE-PaaS/Edgelink software enables edge-to-cloud connectivity  
  • WISE-PaaS/Edgelink supports 200+ protocols to facilitate data collection from legacy devices  
  • Can be integrated with diverse expansion modules (8 x AI + 4 x DI; 4 x RTD + 4 x TC)  
  • Embedded AWS-certified Microchip ATECC508A security chip  
  • Digital input channels can support wet or dry contact  
  • Supports data logging via a micro SD card  
  • Supports various mount options, including DIN rail, wall, and pole (custom), to satisfy diverse industrial automation application needs 

 

Advantech’s WISE-710 modular data gateway is available for order now. For more information regarding WISE-710 or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support team or visit our website at www.advantech.com.

About Advantech 

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com).