Moxa Inc. is introducing a new wireless Linux computer featuring a small form factor but designed specifically for large scale, big data WAN computing solutions.
The new compact computing solution from Moxa addresses space concerns in distributed IA systems by fulfilling application demands for high computing power, large storage capacity, and flexible wireless connectivity. Moxa’s UC-8100 wireless Linux computer is built around an ARMv7 Cortex-A8 processor, and features up to two RS-422/485 serial ports alongside dual 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN ports. Additionally, a Mini PCIe socket supports a cellular interface and other modules.
The UC-8100’s versatile communication capabilities let users efficiently adapt the compact computer to a wide variety of complex communication and processing solutions, useful both as a communications platform in large-scale distributed applications, and as a reliable and secure gateway for data acquisition and in-the-field processing.
Charles Chen, embedded business development manager with Moxa Americas, Inc. explains that the new UC-8100 computers are designed with scalability and flexibility in mind, and are especially equipped with Wi-Fi and Mini PCIe sockets for cellular modems, plus a programmable Linux RISC computer, for a 3-in-1 communications device that saves on construction and maintenance costs.
Key features of Moxa’s UC-8100 computers include compact, space saving form, with a DIN rail mount for easy installation; sufficient room for memory expansion using SD or mini SD cards; Mini PCIe socket to simplify cellular and modular upgrades; range of pin-to-pin-compatible, scalable RISC CPUs; and easier management for mass distributed computing applications.
Moxa’s UC-8100 computers combine high performance RISC architectures with ample storage capacity, allowing users wide flexibility when developing new automation systems. Programmable LEDs allow integrators or end users to define unique event signalling to assist when building troubleshooting tools into a system.
UC-8100 computers also offer extremely strong protection against network attacks. Moxa has advanced the powerful Trusted Platform Module (TPM) by integrating a patented secure boot algorithm that delivers extremely strong protection against kernel corruption of any sort, eliminating the only possible attack vector available to crackers. With the kernel protected, the computer will be able to work securely, ensuring that any communications it makes via TPM will remain confidential and safe from the possibility of exposure via a rooted system.
Security features in the UC-8100 include built-in TPM with the strongest commercial firewall protection - EAL4+ compliant security; patented secure boot technology using a dynamic encryptor to safeguard the Linux kernel; and SD write protection with integrated TPM to guarantee OS integrity.