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IoT Gateway - thingway

industrial IoT Gateway - thingway

Key success factor for any commercial IoT implementation is the ability to collect data from equipment and devices and then transfer the collected data to cloud server through a secure connection. Gadgeon has developed an IoT gateway – ‘thingway’ for commercial IoT implementation. ‘thingway’ is a cost effective industrial IoT gateway design with data collection using RS232, RS485, Wi-Fi and Ethernet with a cellular uplink to the internet. The gateway can be remotely maintained via remote firmware updates from the cloud.

This IoT Gateway with its highly optimized cost and features enables commercial deployment in large volumes in domains like remote monitoring of telecom mobile towers.

thingway is designed to be weather and tamper proof for infrastructure monitoring. Cellular 4G/3G/2G connectivity enables the use of the system in remote locations where no other communication infrastructure is available, like telecommunication towers.

The gateway can collect data from devices in the field through wired (RS485/RS232) or wireless interfaces (WIFI, ZigBee). Devices could vary based on the exact use case, but some of the examples are generator sets, battery management systems, energy meters, HVAC etc. Gateway sends the data to the cloud platform using protocols like MQTT, REST API, CoAP.

thingway can collect data from Smart meters through ZigBee, RS232 or other interfaces and collect the data. The system can also collect demand response signals from the utility and control the power usage accordingly. Gateway can connect to the internet using Ethernet, Wi-Fi or cellular interface.

thingway can be deployed in a wide range of home automation applications. It can talk to wireless ZigBee or Z-wave devices using add on modules on the PCIe interface. Uplink can be supported over Ethernet, WiFI or cellular interfaces.

Integrated with Gadgeon’s Delpheon cloud platform, thingway can provide a quick turnaround for a home automation solution.

  • MIPS CPU running at 500+MHz clock
  • IP67 Enclosure with water ingress protection
  • 4G/3G/2G connectivity to Cloud
  • Ethernet WAN port connectivity to Cloud
  • WiFi IEEE802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz with 150Mbps
  • Six physical interface waterproof connectors with screw in protection
    • 2 x RJ45 Ethernet connectors
    • 2 x M12 5 pin connectors for RS485 (Full duplex/ Half duplex) interface
    • 2 x M12 5 pin connectors for RS232 interface
  • Isolated Power supply protection
  • LoRa, BLE, BT, Zigbee add on modules supported via express mini PCIe connectors
  • OpenWRT based OS running Linux kernel v4.14
  • Automatic switchover between 4G/3G/2G and WAN port for cloud connectivity
  • Data sent to cloud using secure MQTT
  • Data collected periodically on Modbus RTU protocol from RS485 / RS232
  • Data collected periodically on Modbus TCP protocol on Wi-Fi and ethernet connected devices.
  • SNMP data collection supported
  • FTP, HTTP, HTTPS Websocket protocols supported
  • Local intranet web pages for status monitoring and configuration of gateway
  • Remote OTA firmware upgrade to add new functionality as needed
  • Support multiple SSIDs simultaneously on Wi-Fi for individual firewall and blacklisting
  • Integrated with Delpheon ecosystem.

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