The advent of Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way industrial
applications are designed and implemented. Devices located at the edge of
Industrial IoT networks have already started using compact wireless-enabled
industrial computing platforms to send pre-processed data to a control centre
through LTE, Wi-Fi, or other wireless protocols. Given that these ‘edge’ environments
may be subject to extreme temperatures, rugged wireless-enabled computers are
often needed for these applications.
Wide-temperature industrial computers have entered the market to address
the problem of extreme temperatures causing computing systems to crash or become
unstable. Since LTE generates more heat than other wireless options, computer
designers are using housings with thermal properties that allow much of that heat
to be radiated away.
The thermal design of Moxa’s new LTE-enabled V2201 wireless computers ensures
reliable system operation in temperatures ranging from -40¡C to +70¡C.
Johnny Fang, product manager in Moxa’s computing division, explains that
the V2201 represents a new milestone in the design of industrial-grade
computers with Moxa using its strength in thermal optimisation to give their V2201
series computers the ability to operate reliably under extreme temperatures,
making them an ideal solution for many industrial applications.
Intelligent devices connected to Industrial IoT infrastructures with a
distributed architecture, including sensors, gateways, and computing platforms,
are often installed in space-constricted areas subject to harsh environmental
conditions, which could include extreme temperatures, floating dust, and strict
Moxa’s new V2201 wireless computers are small enough to fit in the palm
of the hand, are fanless with ultra-low power consumption (18W), and support
both DIN-rail and wall mounting capability, simplifying installation and
Key features of Moxa’s V2201 industrial wireless computers include Intel
Atom E3800 series processor providing high computing performance for local data
analysis and processes; SD socket and mSTA connector eliminating conventional
storage limitations; 2 built-in serial ports, 2 Ethernet ports, and 1 set of
DI/DO ports making V2201 suitable for a wide range of data communication
infrastructures; support for a full range of wireless connectivity protocols,
including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G,and LTE modules that fit into the computer’s 2
mini PCIe sockets; and rugged, flexible and wireless enabled design making it a
reliable partner in industrial IoT applications.