Technical Articles

Moxa Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Industrial Computing)
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The marine industry's mandated transition to the Electronic Charts Display and Information System is a revolutionary development in ships' bridge systems. In this white paper, we show you how...
(Industrial Computing)
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Corruption of system software - whether in the OS or in local, user-specific applications - can be equally catastrophic for both remote industrial installations and sites with mass deployments of...
(Networking Equipment)
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In industrial automation, network convergence has brought PLCs and Ethernet switches together through protocols such as EtherNet/IP and PROFINET. However, not just any Ethernet switch will achieve...
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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If you're in charge of managing the security system for a facility, then you've undoubtedly had your fair share of "Picasso moments." That is, one or more security camera frames that should show...
(Industrial Computing)
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Corruption of system software - whether in the OS or in local, user-specific applications - can be equally catastrophic for both remote industrial installations and sites with mass deployments of...
(Networking Equipment)
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Automation networks have enabled greater connectivity, wider integration, and broader systems awareness by expanding the scope of the Ethernet communications beyond edge and field locations, to...
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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As video surveillance transitions from CCTV to IP technology, network integrators must keep pace with a fast-moving market and learn new strategies to optimize image quality. It takes more than just...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The word "client" is perhaps the most abused word in all computer science. "Client/host", "client/server", "client/base", "client/vendor": with all the different ways IT professionals use the word...
(Networking Equipment)
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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a very exciting technology that has made it much easier and cost-effective to deliver power to distributed end devices. By cutting the power cord, PoE allows system...
(Networking Equipment)
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Redundancy is now widely acknowledged to be an important requirement in industrial networks. But just checking off the box labeled "redundancy" is not enough. Network integrators and operators should...
(Video Equipment)
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CCTV surveillance cameras are now a common sight, both indoors and out. In many cities one can find cameras festooned atop traffic poles at all major intersections, capturing traffic video and...
(Networking Equipment)
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Industrial Ethernet technology, with its relative low-cost and significant network advantages, has steadily propagated downward on the automation network hierarchy, from network backbones down to...
(Signal Converting)
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For serial device manufacturers, adopting Ethernet support is no longer an option. The future of work is networked, and this is true whether you are working in an office or on a factory floor. Serial...
(Networking Equipment)
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Network management software solutions have proven to be very useful tools for managing large and complex enterprise networks, but unfortunately industrial automation networks are often unable to take...
(Video Equipment)
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The truck scale systems used in steel plants to measure and weigh steel bars is an essential element of the steel manufacturing process. To prevent errors in the process, video surveillance is often...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The company faced a challenge during the development of a fuel pipeline monitoring system for one of its clients. Since Ethernet cables had not been installed along the pipeline, the company would be...
(Networking Equipment)
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Traditionally, the specialized SCADA-based systems used for the monitoring and management of water pumping facilities were physically isolated from other networks, making it difficult or impossible to...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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In this project, a well-known NVR software vender in the worldwide automation industry wanted to build an IP surveillance system for a stadium. The main issue was the management of the network...
(Industrial Computing)
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For the rolling stock industry, wireless technology makes it possible to establish network access to and from a train in motion. However, implementing an intelligent and efficient framework that can...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The high upload speeds of HSPA+ make it possible to support live video streaming over cellular networks, opening the door to some exciting new remote or mobile video applications. In this article,...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Sometimes, the smallest details can have huge implications, especially because they receive less attention. Industrial operators may not even realize how humble details such as power wiring are...
(Networking Equipment)
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Automation engineers are normally concerned with designing, implementing and maintaining robotics, PLCs, IO devices, mechanical processes, automated machines and programming of those. All these duties...
(Bus Systems)
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With a 500 kV grid as its backbone, Jiangsu uses one of the largest electricity grids in China. 220 kV transmission plants cover all the urban and rural areas across the province....
(Networking Equipment)
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EtherNet/IP (EIP) provisions all the devices of the network as groups of objects and accesses them using Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). Since EIP relies on a backbone of L2 or L2/L3 switches, Moxa...
(Video Equipment)
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Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are now widely used in rolling stock applications for surveillance and security purposes, and thus require a substantial storage capacity for storing large video files....
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Programmability empowers system integrators to build their own programs for certain demands, making it an indispensable feature for a controller in today's remote monitoring and control applications....
(Data Acquisition Products)
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At present, many train system integrators choose WTB (Wired Train Bus) interface modules, MVB (Multifunction Vehicle Bus), or CAN serial networking for train communications. However, these...
(Signal Conditioning)
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When deploying a Fieldbus gateway, users not only need to decide which Fieldbus protocol is suitable for the application, but also need to take cost, product capability, and reliability into...
(Video Equipment)
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Imagine an application with geographically dispersed production sites and personnel and valuable equipment operating in a dangerous environment. What would you do if you see a warning light flashing...
(Networking Equipment)
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Recent government research has shown that industrial automation networks are vulnerable to cyber attacks, which can cause severe damage to a company's resources and equipment. For this reason,...
(Networking Equipment)
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Although the idea of using Ethernet for industrial applications has been around for at least twenty years, it's only in the last ten that industrial Ethernet has become widely accepted. Connecting...
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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Integrating a rolling stock video surveillance/CCTV surveillance system with other train systems, such as the PA system, is easier said than done because of the large number of restrictive factors. On...
(Networking Equipment)
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Today's, industrial networks are more complex than ever before. As automation processes have become larger, more sophisticated, and more data-hungry, the data networks that support them have undergone...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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This system integrator focuses on providing centralized gas pipeline monitoring systems for hospitals. The service they provide makes it possible for hospitals to reduce both maintenance and labor...
(Networking Equipment)
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Wireless communication is a natural fit for railway applications, particularly train-to-ground connections and rolling stock. It is crucial that clients on moving trains not lose any data during...
(Networking Equipment)
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PoE (Power over Ethernet) is one of the hottest topics in Ethernet networking applications today. In this white paper, we will introduce the basics of PoE technology and the new 802.3at standard,...
(Industrial Computing)
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Power substations play a critical role in transporting electricity from power plants to homes, businesses, and factories. However, a typical power grid can be comprised of hundreds of substations that...
(Industrial Computing)
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When in the market for an x86-based embedded computer, most system engineers only take hardware requirements such as CPU performance into consideration. Unlike RISC-based computers, which are designed...
(Networking Equipment)
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Is slow roaming speed between your mobile network's access points hindering your industrial application's performance? If so, then high speed roaming may be the solution you're looking for. In this...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Although GPRS technology makes it easier and more convenient to set up a river monitoring system, the fact that most GPRS devices use dynamic IP addresses can be somewhat frustrating. What this means...
(Networking Equipment)
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The 21st century has seen a huge increase in using Ethernet for industrial automation applications such as remote monitoring. However, the advantages and versatility obtained from using Ethernet for...
(Networking Equipment)
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Traditional proprietary networks have made automated applications a reality, but at a high cost given that proprietary protocols are expensive and difficult to maintain. Ethernet, which uses...
(Video Equipment)
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In industrial automation systems, SCADA/HMI plays an important role in remote monitoring and control. Accompanied by the popularity of IP video surveillance solutions, there is a trend towards using...
(Networking Equipment)
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The term "Fieldbus" refers to a collection of communication protocols that were introduced to replace 4 to 20 mA analog signals. Fieldbus protocols include DF1, PROFIBUS, and Modbus for serial, and...
(Industrial Computing)
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Moxa provides sample code to help end users streamline access to peripherals from Moxa embedded computers. Besides using sample code to speed development of client-server, serial, and other peripheral...
(Industrial Computing)
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IEC 61850 is an Ethernet-based protocol standard used mainly in substations for data communication. Substations use a number of controllers for a variety of purposes, including protection,...
(Networking Equipment)
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IP-based technology has brought tremendous benefits to industrial automation networks, but the adoption of IP-based technology has also raised security risks. In the past, industrial automation...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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The advent of advanced cellular communications technology has unleashed tremendous potential in remote monitoring systems, which no longer need to be constrained by the limitations of obsolete...
(Networking Equipment)
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According a recent VDC report, more than 40% of wireless users are concerned about interference, and this issue is even more important for industrial and critical applications. Interference normally...
(Industrial Computing)
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Sea transport is an industry that presents many IT challenges and opportunities. The world merchant marine fleet totaled 97,504 ships (a propelled sea-going merchant vessel of at least 100 GRT) at the...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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The Linux OS can be found in many unexpected places in our daily lives. From GPS navigators to smart phones, countless devices now run the Linux kernel. As a free and open-source solution, Linux...
(Industrial Computing)
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Anybody can assemble a basic computer, but designing an industrial computer is a challenge of far greater scale and complexity. Industrial computers are usually fanless and cable-free, and must endure...
(Video Equipment)
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IP video offers many advantages, but the issue of high network traffic is a key obstacle hindering the broader adoption of IP video for CCTV surveillance systems. Network traffic load is always an...
(Networking Equipment)
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This white paper will explore the various challenges presented byexisting redundant networking technologies and introduce a new redundant solution that resolves many existing problems....
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Telemetric Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems promise tremendous efficiency and reliability advantages for remote industrial operations, but their implementation can seem a...
(Networking Equipment)
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Thanks to advancements in cellular packet technology, painless and cost-effective wireless solutions for remote environmental monitoring systems have arrived....
(Networking Equipment)
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For years, industrial Ethernet networks have relied on Moxa's leading Turbo Ring™ redundancy solution for proven reliability. In 2009, Moxa took network redundancy one step further by...
(Data Acquisition Products)
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Monitoring the Server Room by Introducing Modbus to SNMP. IA devices are very useful for monitoring server rooms in IT systems, but the right integration solution is required to make this unlikely...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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How exactly does the new PoE Plus standard affect PoE technology? This white paper identifies the key additional benefits offered by PoE Plus and explores the enormous potential of this new technology...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Although 802.11a/b/g networks continue to be popular today, the next generation of wireless applications, such as real-time voice and video streams for remote monitoring, will require more bandwidth...
(Networking Equipment)
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If you're still using NTP, IRIG-B, or other protocols that fail to provide time accuracy down to the nanosecond level, you're probably spending more time and money than you need on synchronizing your...
(Networking Equipment)
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Heavy industry often makes use of large machinery such as boom bucket wheel stacker-reclaimers. These are massive, distributed systems that could improve their productivity and efficiency with modern...
(Industrial Computing)
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One of the greatest challenges for industrial computing manufacturers is to deliver products that meet industrial standards and operate in harsh environments. This challenge is made even greater due...
(Networking Equipment)
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This white paper is your guide to choosing the ideal computer for your rolling stock application. As the major component of a railway system, rolling stock presents some unique hardware design and...
(Industrial Computing)
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Technological advances have transformed the way many industries do business, and maritime shipping is no exception. Modern ships host an ever-increasing number of electronic devices and equipment....
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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In many ways the technologies underlying train communications systems have advanced little in the time since the first modern rail systems were established 200 years ago. Many rail networks still use...
(Application Development and Deployment Software)
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If you manage or operate an industrial automation network, then network management is something that you are already doing. All of the activities that are involved in configuring, maintaining,...
(Networking Equipment)
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To meet modern needs, train communication systems must improve in three key areas: bandwidth, response time, and reliability. Many rail networks still use basic visual signaling systems that would not...
(Networking Equipment)
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A voltage spike is a momentary extreme burst of electricity in an electrical circuit. This energy spike may be short-lived, but could still be enough to seriously damage the electronics. Although...
(Video Cameras and Accessories)
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IEEE802.3af PoE provides up to 15.5 W of power to allow budget and scheduling flexibility when deploying applications, and most importantly does not require additional hardware upgrades. For this...
(Networking Equipment)
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Enhancing passenger comfort and maximizing passenger security are two key elements for next generation trains. A reliable high-performance integrated rolling stock application that provides non-stop...
(Computer Peripherals)
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Process control systems are automatic platforms for a wide variety of industries to operate a plant more cost-effectively and efficiently. Learn how a leading European automobile manufacturer used...
(Networking Equipment)
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The project involves creating systems that integrate real-time information from production facilities with asset data, and then transmitting the information to ONGC's corporate data center to manage...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Zero fault tolerance is necessary to achieve high quality and productivity in TFT-LCD manufacturing. Ruggedly designed multi-port USB-to-serial solutions have been proven effective for data...
(Desktop Personal Computers)
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Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems are used in modern mass transit systems around the world to provide passengers with automated ticketing services. The major requirements for AFC systems are...
(Networking Equipment)
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Taiwan's Hsuehshan Tunnel is an engineering marvel. With a total span of 12.9 kilometers, it is the world's fifth longest tunnel, the longest in Southeast Asia, and the world's longest two-way tunnel....
(Programmable Logic Devices)
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Solar power is one of the hottest topics in the popular media today, particularly in light of the soaring prices of fossil fuels. As one of the so-called "renewable energies," which also include wind,...