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.


  • Autonomous mining trucks
  • Surface mining
  • Smart control system
  • Safety and security system
Oil and Gas
  • Upstream oil drilling control and monitoring system
  • Midstream oil and gas pipeline control and monitoring system
  • Digital oil field
Utilities and Smart Cities
  • Mid-voltage substation data processing
  • Water and wastewater treatment system
  • Intelligent traffic light control system
  • Other IIoT applications

MC-1220 Series Highlights

Product Solutions

MC-1100 Series

Wireless-ready Intel Atom® E3800 DIN-rail computers with C1D2, Zone 2 and DNV GL certifications

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V2406C Series

Wireless-ready railway computers with Intel® Celeron® or Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors

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V2201 Series

Multi-purpose, wireless-ready Intel Atom® E3800 DIN-rail computers with 2 mini PCIe slots

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