Edge Computing for Industrial Applications

Many industrial users are moving away from proprietary computing solutions in favor of off-the-shelf industrial PCs, because it’s the best way to bring the benefit of modern software platforms to their operations and equipment. What makes industrial PCs so attractive is their ability to support modern software in a compact and rugged form factor designed for the industrial edge, which often means in hot, dusty panels alongside PLCs and other equipment.

This opens the door to a wide range of applications, from collecting data for IoT platforms to applying the latest machine-learning algorithms for optimal production efficiency. Modern software and data architectures are driving new demand for flexible, scalable, off-the-shelf industrial computing hardware. Compared to traditional embedded systems or proprietary “appliance” type devices, the combination of industrial PC + modern software offers clear advantages to users that need greater customization, interoperability, and scalability.

When it comes to modern industrial PCs, Moxa has become one of the most trusted and sought-after suppliers. We have 30 years of experience developing reliable computing hardware for harsh environments and are well known for our industry-leading temp specs and certifications (UL, Class 1 Div 2). With our deep range of solutions across multiple industries, you’re likely to find something off the shelf that deploys quickly and works seamlessly with your specific software and devices. And we find that many customers appreciate how easy it is to get responsive and knowledgeable engineering support from Moxa, especially important when facing a complex migration or a new platform deployment.

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