the fully modular Vintecc IoT edge gateway

About

Company
Vintecc
Location
Belgium
Competences

industrial IoT

industry 4.0

edge gateway

smart machines

the fully modular Vintecc IoT edge gateway

As a machine or device builder, your customers expect the ultimate machine, not only the mechanical or electronic design must work as it should also the control software must perform. But how can you take the performance of your machine or device to an even higher level?


To do that, you need to be able to continuously monitor the data of your machine or device and you need to be able to get closer to your machine or device, as if you were continuously standing next to it.

IoT for machine builders

For this, Vintecc offers a total solution to the modern machine or device builder.

Capture IoT-platform:

  • Complete IoT platform - get 80% of your edge and cloud solution already from day one. Within 2h you already have the first data.
  • App based - the platform integrates seamlessly with different software, hardware or other 3rd party applications and is completely platform-independent.
  • Fleet management - can easily manage an entire fleet of devices across all your projects. 
  • Remote connectivity - help your customer solve problems faster. Perform updates remotely without having to send a technician.
  • Find out more - read more here

Vintecc IoT edge gateway

  • Open modular: specially designed to implement a wide range of industrial and mobile IoT applications with minimum time and development effort.
  • Compact: the edge gateway can be implemented in either industrial, static or mobile devices.
  • Protocols: Commonly required services or protocols such as OPC-UA, ADS, S7, ModBus, CAN, MQTT, REST ...etc are available.

IoT edge gateway

The Vintecc IoT edge gateway has a comprehensive interface set for connection in both industrial and mobile applications. The systems are housed in a highly space-efficient and stable aluminium housing with various mounting options.


Power consumption is only 3 watts and the power control function provides intelligent control of the power supply. Several ready-made IO modules are available to build your own edge gateway custom.

Connection via 4G is automatically established and automatically restored if the connection is lost.

The acquired data can be sent to the cloud via MQTT, for example, and buffered in case of a missing Wi-Fi connection. Thanks to free programmability, customer-specific requirements can be implemented quickly and easily.

  • As standard, the edge gateway has, 2 LAN ports and a WiFi client.
  • A powerful and extremely energy-saving platform
  • Fully modular and therefore customisable according to your needs
  • Connect to all industrial protocols, including CAN bus, EnOcean, ...
  • 4G connection can be provided to reliably transmit critical data
  • Local retention possible via Micro SD card
  • Built-in TPM 2.0 security chip with full support for Linux OS software for secure application stack and updates over the airwaves.
  • Avoid extra software on your PLC = longer PLC lifetime

where and when to use

The Vintecc IoT edge gateway can be used in static, mobile and industrial applications.

applications

  • Telematics application in fleet management
    • For this application, the customer required to read the data of the mounted machines and the vehicle's telematics. These trucks are very critical when operational. 
    • Via the Vintecc edge gateway, this critical data can be transmitted in real-time to the IoT platform via the built-in 4G module. Less critical data - relating to maintenance, for example - is only uploaded to the cloud when the vehicle is back at its fixed location and can connect to Wi-Fi.
Vintecc IoT Edge Gateway - usecase trucks


  • Connectivity portal for energy sensors in a production environment
    • In a production environment, a network of sensors was set up to monitor both electricity, water, and gas consumption of production machines. 
    • Individual sensor data was captured and centralised in the IoT edge gateway, which then transmitted - via a (wireless) internet connection - the machine data to the IoT platform. This data is used for remote monitoring, automated reports and alarms, advanced data analytics, production and energy optimisation.
Vintecc IoT Edge Gateway - usecase energy and production assets


  • Fleet & traffic management of autonomous devices
    • In a world of intelligent warehouses where robotics solutions must operate fully autonomously, both an overarching overview of the warehouse and detailed insight into each individual shuttle is key. Data monitoring of each device is crucial, even down to 1ms, and creates a massive data stream.
    • So the robustness of a solid edge gateway coupled with a scalable platform is crucial here to ensure maximum uptime of the entire system.

features

Connectivity options

  • Wifi client & hotspot - 2.4/5GHz
  • 4G modem
    • Mini PCI-e Interface + SIM connector for use with 4G cellular modem

System

  • IO Cards
    • Modular IO cards for application-specific IO solutions
  • CPU
    • quad-core ARM Cortex-A72
  • Memory - RAM
    • 8GB LPDDR4-3200 SDRAM
  • Power Supply
    • 9-28V DC power input range
  • Consumption
    • The consumption averages 2.7-4.7W - depending on CPU module & CPU activity
  • Expandable storage
    • USB interfaced Micro SD Card

Interfaces

  • Ethernet - Dual Ethernet interfaces - 1x Gigabit Ethernet adapter & 1x 10/100 Ethernet adapter
  • Dual high-resolution Raspberry Pi camera interfaces
  • I/O
    • 1x Opto-Isolated Digital Input
  • Security
    • Integrated SPI Infineon SLB9670 TPM 2.0
  • Other hardware
    • 2x USB 2.0 master interfaces (external access)
    • HDMI display output
    • Dual HD camera interfaces
    • Integrated battery backed real-time-clock (RTC)
  • LED - 2x Bi-colour (red/green) front panel status LEDs

Software

  • Operating System.
    • Linux, or any OS supporting ARM64 architecture.
  • Operating temperature
    • Wide temperature range from -20° to +80°C
  • Processor cooler
    • Case = Passive or fan-less
    • IO board: Temperature-activated fan control
  • Industrial Protocols
    • OPC-UA, MQTT, S7, ADS, CAN, Modbus RS485 or analogue 4-20mA inputs.

Casing

  • Material:
    • Rugged aluminium casing
  • Dimensions:
    • Compact case: 15 x 13 x 3cm
  • Mounting:
    • Flexible DIN rail and wall mounting kit included
  • FCC/CE Class A approval