3 Keys to Extend the Life of Your Serial Devices
For businesses that want to get the most out of their data at field sites to improve operational efficiency, OT/IT convergence is the way forward. However, most industrial equipment uses serial interfaces as they have been a reliable and cost-effective option for system communication in the past decades.
Now, operators are questioning how long they can run with serial-based equipment, because Ethernet communication is one key to realize OT/IT convergence. Fortunately, solutions are available to bridge serial equipment to Ethernet networks. However, they must first overcome several challenges involving complex connectivity requirements. We offer three valuable tips to make it easy for you to keep your serial devices.
Update Connection Interfaces
A solution that bridges different connection interfaces between your serial devices and modern systems will help you save time and effort on replacing valuable assets.
Integrate Into Modern Systems
Modern systems feature a variety of operating platforms and industry protocols. A solution that easily integrates your serial devices into modern systems will keep your current applications running with minimal efforts.
Ramp Up Connectivity Security
Although connected serial devices provide you with valuable information, they also raise security concerns. A solution that enhances cybersecurity will keep your serial devices running and ease your concerns.
Get Your Serial Devices Ready for Future Networking
Moxa is the industry-leading serial connectivity solution provider, providing a variety of functions to help customers easily take their serial devices to the future of networking. Our serial connectivity solutions connect your serial devices to modern systems through a variety of connection interfaces and industry protocols. We continuously provide drivers that meet modern operating systems, and we take care of your connectivity security through embedded security functions.
Ready to Connect
Our serial connectivity solutions include serial-to-USB, serial-to-fiber, serial-to-Ethernet, serial-to-wireless, and protocol conversions, keeping your serial devices connected with versatile communication interfaces and protocols.
Ready to Adapt
Our serial connectivity solutions support a variety of operating platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and macOS, making it easy for engineers to integrate serial devices into different platforms.
Ready to Secure
Our serial-to-Ethernet solutions incorporate IEC 62443-4-2 standards. We have a variety of embedded security functions to enhance connectivity security for connected serial devices.
Serial Connectivity Product Portfolio
Moxa serial connectivity solutions include serial device servers, serial converters, protocol gateways, USB-to-serial converters, and multiport serial boards. Visit our product page to find the solution you need.