IoT gateway module enables Industrial IoT

January 26, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Swiss company, u-blox has announced its technology is powering a new smart factory product from Industrial IoT leader HMS Industrial Networks.

The Anybus Wireless Bolt uses the u-blox ODIN-W2 Bluetooth+Wi-Fi IoT gateway module to provide easy-to-use and robust wireless connectivity for industrial environments.

The Anybus Wireless Bolt is a simple to install, rugged IP67 wireless module which connects industrial equipment to the cloud. It mounts onto existing industrial equipment, similar to a mechanical bolt and features an 18-pin internal connector compatible with industry standard protocols operating over serial, CAN, or Ethernet interfaces. Via its wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and Wi-Fi), it offers the possibility to manage machine configuration via a standard tablet or smartphone as well as to connect to a cloud service realizing Industrial IoT.

The stand-alone ODIN-W2 IoT gateway module turned out to be the ideal fit for the Anybus Wireless Bolt. It offers cost-efficient and compact multiradio gateway functionality supporting both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Thanks to the ODIN-W2's Open CPU architecture and support for ARM mbed, HMS could flexibly integrate customer applications onto the module itself. This also allows for cost-effective and small form factor Industrial IoT solutions, with global wireless certification.