Winmate’s EACFA20 Microsoft Azure IoT-certified gateway

Backplane Systems Technology has released Winmate’s EACFA20 Microsoft Azure IoT-certified gateway.

The EACFA20 is a compact industrial IoT gateway engineered to be a stable, secure communication bridge between local devices, sensors and the cloud. It contains a low power consuming Freescale Arm Cortex-A9 i.MX6 processor and operating system support for Android and Linux.

The EACFA20 features more than twelve expansion options designed to meet a variety of industrial applications that may require CANBUS and digital I/O, or wireless connectivity options with 4G LTE.

Wireless connectivity and all necessary connectors allow the EACFA20 to send data from manufacturing facilities directly to cloud servers, making it suitable for various IoT applications like smart factory or machine automation and allows you to increase operational efficiencies.

It is now Microsoft Azure IoT-certified to help users maximise their IIoT investments. The certification indicates that the IoT gateway is compatible with industry-accepted cloud service benchmark, allowing users to define the data flow and upload/exchange field data to Microsoft Azure cloud service platform. Eventually, having this IoT gateway device will help reduce complexity, enhance performance and improve cost effectiveness of many IoT applications.

Key features:

  • Freescale i.MX 6 Arm Cortex-A9 dual core 1GHz.
  • Android and Linux-based platform.
  • Fanless cooling system.
  • Compact Size 100 x 70 x 31 mm.
  • Expansion modules With 15+ combinations for additional interface ports and Wireless connectivity.
  • Various mounting options: desk, wall, VESA, DIN-Rail.
  • Suitable for smart factory applications.