Connecting Legacy Devices to IoT
Most legacy devices are isolated and unconnected; however, as the use of legacy network technologies remains prevailing in industrial automation, new solutions that connect legacy devices to modern networking systems are needed in order to extend the useful life of the existing machinery as to avoid an expansive machine purchase of major upgrades.
Moving from Closed to Open, IP-based Networks
The adoption of an open, IP-based network has gained in popularity for its ability to connect every machine, device and equipment together on the same network either by wired or wireless technologies in order to maximize the true benefits of IoT.
Empowered Edge Computing
Bringing intelligence to where the action takes place - Edge computing is to provide computing competency to process data locally, at the edge of the network, near the source of the data. Then, reporting the processed information via a public network to the cloud. It is an attractive technology which not only provides a faster response, but also helps relieve the workload of the Cloud, making the cost of building your IoT Infrastructure much lower.
In the age of Internet of Things (IoT), the trend in industrial communication for all devices, equipment, and machines to be able to connect and communicate with each other to increase productivity, efficiency and scalability has become essential. The core mission of Advantech's iConnectivity Group is to offer the best-in-class industrial communication solutions including both wired and wireless technologies that can truly help users leverage the full potential of IoT in the most efficient and productive way.
Advantech leverages over 20 years of industry experience to develop industrial communication products reliable wired and wireless communication solutions for mission-critical applications. These products include industrial Ethernet switches, industrial Fieldbus gateways, wireless access points/clients, media converters, serial device servers, cellular IP gateways, and Modbus gateways that are capable of security transmitting critical and sensitive information, remotely monitoring and controlling networked devices, and delivering advanced communication capabilities for industrial applications.