4ZeroBox is the hardware component of TOI’s 4ZeroPlatform, a plug-and-play data gathering, processing and reporting system designed to optimise Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing and factory-maintenance processes.
The versatile modular IIoT unit can be installed into both legacy and modern industrial equipment, allowing rapid integration with sensors, actuators and cloud services. Based on a 2.4GHz Espressif Systems ESP32 microcontroller with 4Mb of flash memory, it comes in a DIN-rail mountable case with industrial-grade sensor channels and support for WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, LoRa, CAN, RS485, RS232, SD card, JTAG, I2C and SPI. 4ZeroBox can be extended using any of hundreds of MikroElektronika click boards via two onboard MikroBus sockets.
The 4ZeroBox includes a Zerynth Virtual Machine premium licence, so it can be programmed in Python or hybrid C/Python. Also included with 4ZeroBox is a one-year subscription to TOI’s 4ZeroManager, a cloud-based or on-premises device management service for organising, monitoring and remotely updating connected devices at scale.
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