Advantech Launches Cloud Enabled Micro IoT Gateway Industrial Computer

To facilitate the adoption of the IoT, Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group has developed it smallest DIN-rail mountable IoT Gateway, the UNO-1251G, which is as small as a micro PLC. To aid accessibility, the industrial computer comes with a programmable OLED display, easily accessible wireless communication slot, and built in CANbus. It supports over 450 PLCs, controllers, and I/O device protocols with WebAccess/HMI software.

With an integrated CANbus connector, the UNO-1251G is especially suitable for networking intelligent I/O devices such as sensors and actuators. Originally, designed by Bosch, CANbus is characterized by its multi-master protocol, real-time capability, error correction, high noise immunity, and the existence of many different silicon components. To aid development of CANbus applications, the UNO-1251G includes the Advantech CANopen protocol library, which provides a C application programming interface (API) with which to use, configure, start, and monitor CANopen devices.

To aid internet connection in areas where using wires is impractical, the UNO-1251G includes an easy accessible side mounted expansion slot which can be used for installing an optional wireless card without having top open up the entire unit. The UNO-1251G has been designed to be operated remotely from any computer of table with a VNC (Virtual Network Computer) client installed and engineers can remotely access the UNO-1251G for diagnosis and control from wherever they are located. Through WebAccess, it helps move from proprietary systems to an open architecture and eases the integration of different devices.