Platform to Enable Easy and Seamless Connectivity of Legacy Infrastructure to Cloud-Based IoT and Existing SCADA Systems
GERMANTOWN, Md., January 15, 2018 – Machfu, an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology company, announced today the release of its MACH-3 IIoT Gateway, a device allowing companies in energy, water, oil and gas as well as other industrial segments to seamlessly connect legacy infrastructure to cloud based IoT and existing SCADA systems. The product was designed to both simplify the connection and management of devices as well as provide a secure and easily customizable application framework to process and manage data at the network edge. The versatile functionalities of the MACH-3 IIoT Gateway will be demonstrated at the 2018 DistribuTECH show, January 22-25 in San Antonio, Texas.
“The MACH-3 IIoT Gateway allows companies to securely gather actionable data from legacy infrastructure in an elegant and straightforward manner, enabling them to make informed, strategic business decisions in ways that would previously require enormous financial and time investments,” said Prakash Chakravarthi, CEO, Machfu.
Deployment of this platform enables enterprises to easily access and analyze data from diverse sources (i.e. sensors, controllers, smart grids, etc.) via secure wireless and wired connectivity as well as create and rapidly integrate “edge” and “emerging web-based” industrial IoT applications to existing infrastructure.
The application framework is “sandboxed” providing enterprises much needed flexibility in terms of adding/deleting APPs and drivers over the life of their system—much like a smartphone—based on their specific needs and/or requirements. Defense-in-depth security has also been built into the platform and extends from the physical to application layers.
“The resulting IIoT solutions decrease time to action and connectivity costs, while, simultaneously, minimizing disruption and risk to existing automation systems,” added Chakravarthi.
There are many practical applications and benefits for the MACH-3 IIoT Gateway in the energy industry. “Using Machfu’s industrial hardened gateway, utilities can create and rapidly integrate next generation distributed control systems,” said John Geiger, V.P. business development, Machfu. “For example, the Gateway provides the ability for any sensor to be transported as DNP3 objects to head-end SCADA applications over both private and public networks. It also provides a secure cellular overlay to existing private networks. The flexibility and versatility of the platform is its greatest asset.”
Machfu will be demonstrating the product at DistribuTECH 2018 held January 22-25 in San Antonio, TX (Booth 1862).
Machfu simplifies the complex landscape of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by easily connecting data at the edge to IoT databases in the cloud for business analytics. Machfu grew out of a simple idea: that developing and maintaining applications in the industrial IoT world should be as easy as it is in the desktop world or the smartphone world. Machfu products bring edge to enterprise connectivity to existing industrial infrastructure that can be deployed and scaled quickly. To learn more about Machfu, visit www.machfu.com.
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