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Beijer Electronics Launches New BoX2 Series of IIoT Gateways

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Beijer Electronics Launches New BoX2 Series of IIoT Gateways

Clever connectivity. Added smart functions. These are the guiding stars behind the latest product release from Beijer Electronics, the BoX2 series.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Sep. 04, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- BoX2 is a series of IIoT gateways which offer clever connectivity and the possibility to add optional smart functions. BoX2 series gateways enable customers to create high-technological modern solutions for essential application requirements in the industry.

IIoT and cloud connectivity are growing requirements for machine builders and facility managers enabling them to store and access business-critical data in the cloud for analytics, business intelligence and optimization of processes.

Beijer Electronics' new BoX2 series deliver IIoT in four unique applications:

1: Share data between machines to optimize operations
BoX2 allows machines to more effectively communicate together: i) old and new ones, ii) one machine to another, iii) in complex setups with multiple machines communicating together, iv) in routing key data and utilizing BoX2's extensive offer of communication drivers to all major brands of controllers, and v) exchanging data with the overlying systems to bring production up to speed and optimize operations.

2: Perform integrated local CODESYS control
BoX2 enables powerful local logic control. By integrated standard-based IEC 61131-3, the integrated CODESYS implementation is the industry leader in PLC and controller programming for basic and advanced applications. Through one device, control applications are combined with HMI server functions, IIoT and cloud connectivity, and an abundance of additional smart functions.

3: Present data on mobile devices via HTML5 screens and dashboards.
BoX2 is the perfect platform for HMI and dashboard applications on the go. Leveraging HTML5 tools, BoX2 keeps operators or facility managers updated with status information and vital data from the facility. The data is resented in clear interactive graphics. It creates awareness of production trends, alarms and upcoming maintenance. It facilitates decisions and corrective measures from anywhere within the enterprise.

4: Create IIoT and cloud solutions to provide data for analysis.
BoX2 provides the data needed for analysis when businesses have an installed base of machines and want to optimize up-time and overall efficiency. Via communication drivers to all major brands of controllers, BoX2 can access the data hidden in machine controllers and transfer them through secure IIoT connections to and from the cloud. Adding smart software functions further refines and structures the data allowing it to be turned into business insights.

Fast forward engineering
BoX2 is configured via Beijer Electronics' WARP Engineering Studio. This software platform facilitates the interconnection of machines and IT systems to the cloud. Through WARP, all of Beijer Electronics' products – iX, CODESYS and BoX2 – are set-up using an intuitive, drag and drop user interface, speeding configuration and design times.

Industrial grade quality for reliable, secure operation
BoX2 is available in base, pro and extreme versions designed for industrial environments including those with high temperature, moisture and vibration. BoX2 offers standard industrial certifications and extended classes of marine and hazardous area certifications.

When you are looking for clever connectivity in the industrial world, think BoX2.

(All listed BoX2 functions are not available at this time; those that are not can be made available in a pre-released versions.)

Contacts:
Axel Gustafson, Product Manager - HMI Hardware, +46 40 35 84 36, axel.gustafson@beijerelectronics.com
Jeff Hayes, Product Manager - Americas, +1 801 466 8770, jeff.hayes@beijerinc.com

About Beijer Electronics
Beijer Electronics is a multinational cross-industry innovator of flexible solutions to control, connect and present data for business-critical applications. Its open software, hardware and IIoT solutions help customers optimize processes and create reliable secure communication, complete with leading-edge user experiences. By making the complex simple, its passion is to work together with its customers to capture the opportunities of tomorrow. Beijer Electronics is a Beijer Group company. In 2017, Beijer Group had annual sales of over 150 million USD (1.21 billion SEK.) It is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stockholm Small Cap list under BELE. http://www.beijergroup.com | http://www.beijerelectronics.com 

 

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