Key Considerations When Choosing an Edge Computer for AIoT

The Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is bringing AI to new frontiers in industrial applications. To reduce latency, lower data communication and storage costs, and increase network availability, businesses are moving AI capabilities from the cloud to the edge. To ensure your edge hardware platform meets your AIoT computing requirements, consider the following factors.

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Rugged AIoT Edge Computers for Tough Environments

The MC-1220 Series rugged edge computers feature high-performance Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processor and multiple expansion interfaces. The expansion interfaces can incorporate hardware accelerators, such as VPUs, and support Intel® OpenVINO™ toolkit for AIoT application development. Designed based on Moxa’s extensive expertise in building rugged computing platforms, the computers can operate in a -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature range and are C1D2/ATEX Zone 2 certified for deployments in outdoor and hazardous environments. In addition, the ultra-compact fanless computers are one of the world’s smallest industrial computers that come with Intel® Core™ i7 processors, making it easy to fit them in small cabinets at field sites.

In remote applications, wireless connectivity is required for continuous communications with the control center. MC-1220 Series computers support multiple Wi-Fi/cellular connectivity options, eliminating the need for an additional wireless gateway, thereby saving cost and space. Furthermore, the computing platform features TPM 2.0 technology for enhanced hardware security.

MC-1220 Series Highlights

High Performance

High-performance Intel® Core™ i7 dual 2.8 GHz processor and up to 32 GB RAM.

Rugged Design

Industrial-grade fanless design with -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature range

Enhanced Security

Built-in TPM 2.0 module to provide hardware-based security


Integrated Wireless

2 x mPCIe wireless expansion slots and 4 x SIM slots for redundant Wi-Fi/LTE connectivity

Ultra-compact With a Rich I/O Interface

DIN-rail mountable, 2 GbE, 2 serial, and 3 USB 3.0 ports for OT/IT connectivity, and small form factor for space-limited cabinets

Industry Certified

Certified to work in hazardous areas: C1D2, ATEX, and IECEx Zone 2*

*Certification process is underway