Flexible IoT gateway system is application ready

August 17, 2016 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Congatec (San Diego, CA) has introduced its flexible IoT gateway system that is application ready and easily customizable for rapid field deployment.

The congatec IoT gateway offers extreme levels of flexibility in terms of processing performance and software integration, able to host up to eight wireless antennas that can be connected to three mini PCI Express slots and six internal USB based slots for wireless and wired connectivity modules. Customized system designs are also available upon request.

OEMs utilizing the IoT gateway system benefit from a pre-configured, pre-certified IoT gateway that can easily connect a wide range of heterogeneous sensors and systems to cloud-based services. Target uses include Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications such as smart cities, smart agriculture, connected homes and vehicles, digital signage systems and other IoT applications.

Congatec's CEO Jason Carlson explains its application-ready-system strategy for IoT gateways: "The large and fast growing IoT market is well served by congatec's traditional embedded computer boards and module products, but OEMs are increasingly demanding IoT gateways that are complete, application-ready systems. To meet this growing need, congatec has designed a highly flexible and configurable gateway system that can be optimized to meet a wide variety of specific application demands. Together with our embedded design and manufacturing services, we can now meet any specific IoT gateway requirement."

As well as the engineering and production of optimized IoT systems, the company's embedded design and manufacturing service also includes certification services, an increasingly essential element of deploying wireless technologies and edge devices that connect to carrier grade infrastructures.