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ESIS is pleased to announce the release of Advantech’s UNO-420 data gateway. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ E3815 processor and equipped with three configurable COM, two LAN (one PoE), eight programmable GPIO, one HDMI, and one USB 3.0, UNO-420 provides the ideal solution for connecting legacy equipment to new mesh networks. 

Aimed at harsh industrial environments as well as in-cabinet installations with limited space, the UNO-420 terminal features a compact form factor (125 x 125 x 50 mm/4.92 x 4.92 x 1.97 in) and supports a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 60 °C/-4 ~ 140 °F). To enable remote management of infrastructure, UNO-420 supports diverse Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G/LTE, and NB-IoT wireless modules that facilitate long-distance data transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and real-time communication. 

Considering the importance of cyber security amid the rise of the IoT, the UNO-420 terminal is also embedded with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 that provides security for cloud-based data operations. Furthermore, unlike standard data gateways, UNO-420 adopts a PoE-In design that allows the terminal to be powered via a LAN port, which reduces wiring and minimizes overall maintenance costs.  

UNO-420 Data Gateway

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Compatible with Diverse Data Acquisition Devices

Designed to serve as a sensing data collector, UNO-420 is a compact data gateway that can be easily integrated with diverse equipment and machinery. The provision of comprehensive I/O interfaces, including three configurable COM, two LAN (one PoE), eight programmable GPIO, one HDMI, and one USB 3.0, allow raw data to be collected and transmitted directly to the cloud for subsequent visualization and analysis. When combined with optional Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G/LTE, and NB-IoT wireless modules that enable remote management, UNO-420 provides a reliable, cost-efficient, and calculable terminal for infrastructure gateway applications.

Easy Installation with Power Over Ethernet

To ensure easy installation in awkward or remote locations that may be difficult to reach with a power cable, UNO-420 is designed with PoE support. This means a single Ethernet cable can be used for data transmissions and power delivery. Ethernet cables are widely employed in existing infrastructures and considerably less expensive than fiber optic cables. Accordingly, Advantech’s UNO-420 gateway with PoE support provides customers with an edge-to-cloud data sensing solution that requires minimal wiring and is cost-effective to install.

WISE-PaaS/Edgelink Software Simplifies Programming

The UNO-420 data gateway is also equipped with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink protocol-conversion software, which supports more than 200 communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, DNP3, OPC-UA, MQTT, and IEC-60870-5-104) to enable data collection from legacy devices. In addition to facilitating data integration, WISE-PaaS/EdgeLink allows user-defined data acquisition periods for each input interface, reducing the volume of data transmitted and stored on the cloud. This combined with the software’s plug-and-play functionality dramatically reduces programming and streamlines application development and deployment.

UNO-420 WISE PaaS/EdgeLink

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Key Features 

  • Intel® Atom™ E3815 processor with 2 GB of DDR3L memory
  • Single Ethernet cable for data transmissions and power delivery
  • Configurable RS-232/422/485 and 8 programmable GPIO  
  • Supports dual wireless communication for Wi-Fi/3G/4G/GPS connectivity
  • Equipped with TPM 2.0 for enhanced cyber security
  • Edge-to-cloud connectivity with WISE-PaaS/Edgelink software  
  • WISE-PaaS/Edgelink supports 200+ protocols for data collection from legacy devices

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Article Courtesy of Advantech. 

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