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QUESTION

What is the difference between ThingsPro Gateway (TPG) and ThingsPro Edge (TPE)?

Current ThingsPro Gateway users want to know how it is different compared with the ThingsPro Edge software.

SOLUTION

A comparison of ThingsPro Edge v2.2.0 with ThingsPro Gateway v2.6.0 is provided in the following tables:
 

 

ThingsPro Edge v2.2.0

ThingsPro Gateway v2.6.0

Features

Cloud Applications

Message

Grouping

Custom

Payload

Store & Forward

Profile

Device Mgmt.

Single Message (transparent transmission to the cloud)

Store & Forward

Azure IoT Edge*

√*

√*

√*

√*

Azure IoT Device SDK

AWS IoT Core

Alibaba IoT Platform

Sparkplug B

√**

MQTT

√***

AVEVA Insight
(Wonderware Online)

HTTP(s) Uploader

* Supported only in AIG series devices

** Only supports reboot and basic system properties

*** Only supports input/output topics for RESTful API invocation

 

 

ThingsPro Edge v2.2.0

ThingsPro Gateway v2.6.0

Fieldbus Protocols

Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU

OPC UA Server

Routing

NAT

Available with TPE v2.2.1

(Release date: Jan 2022)

OpenVPN


(Open source)

Port Forwarding

Available with TPE v2.2.1
(Release date: Jan 2022)

Operation and Maintenance

Over-the-air (OTA) Software Upgrade

  • Resumes file transmission
  • Software backup before upgrade (AIG only)

Generic

Programmability

Remote Invocation of device’s RESTful APIs

Supported by cloud applications

Readiness for Application Development

  • Debian-based open platform
  • Azure IoT Edge module
  • ThingsPro Edge programming guide
  • RESTful APIs
  • Debian-based open platform
  • User Programs
  • ThingsPro Gateway programming guide
  • RESTful API
  • Data Acquisition API
  • Tutorial with samples

Provisioning

Device Configuration/ Cloud enrollment

(Via ThingsPro Proxy)

N/A

 

Product Models That Currently Support ThingsPro Gateway:

https://www.moxa.com/en/products/industrial-computing/system-software/thingspro-gateway-series#specifications

 

Product Models That Currently Support ThingsPro Edge:

https://www.moxa.com/en/products/industrial-computing/system-software/thingspro-edge-series#specifications

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