Convert and collect industrial data in the field is the first step into the industrial IoT era. By collecting data, manufacturers are better able to measure, understand, and optimize production.
Connected industrial assets and edge devices need the Internet and other network technologies in order to communicate. Either move the data locally or to the cloud, a reliable and secure network environment is always the priority.
Massive raw industrial data generated on the edge is often need to be computed and analyzed before move to a secure server to be stored and analyzed. Fanless industrial computers with their processor, memory, and OS often used to get the job done.