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Modular Gateway

How can a modular IoT gateway be used for your IoT application

Hello, In this Quick Hits video you’ll learn how a modular IoT hardware gateway can get your IoT application up and running in just minutes.

This solution is available off-the-shelf with just about any interface options you may require. So check this out!


Hi, I am Robert Lutz with Systech Corporation.

There are several issues commonly encountered when designing IoT solutions.

One issue is the relative immaturity of the IoT market. Because of this we have found that a multitude of different solution architectures have been used. This leads to proprietary solutions driven by proprietary software and management systems.

Ideally, you will want to use a solution that is both flexible, and expandable.

You don’t want to be tied down to a particular set of features, or a single software solution.

Things are simple changing too quickly in the IoT world.

You will want assurance that your IoT solution is going to meet the needs for today's applications, as well future needs.

You want to use something that is flexible from a hardware perspective, as well as a software perspective.

Let me introduce you to Systech’s SysLINK modular IoT gateway.

First of all, this is a complete, functional, commercial router, as you might expect.

It supports Ethernet and Wi-Fi. It has completely configurable settings.

It includes security, and firewall capabilities.

You can use this gateway as a primary router in a corporate environment, retail, or home.

It can be remotely managed on the cloud as a single router, or as part of a deployment of thousands of remote routers.

It has all the features you might expect in a standard, commercial router.

But routing is only the beginning.

This is a modular IoT gateway, designed from the ground up for IoT applications.

It supports all kinds of IoT interfaces such as Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and Modbus. Some models also support serial and analog dial POTS ports.

It supports wireless interfaces such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, and bluetooth.

It also supports cellular, and all its different flavors -- 3G, HSPA, 4G LTE, Cat-3, and even the latest Cat-1 and Cat-M options.

Thats a lot of hardware features. But you probably don’t need all of these features, at the same time.

Ideally, you want to configure a gateway to contain only the hardware and software features that you require. No more -- No less.

But you don’t want to be locked into a specific configuration that is inflexible as your needs and requirements change.

But how can you do that?

The SysLINK gateway solves this problem by using a modular, scalable architecture.

It has configurable options for exactly the combination of features that you need for a particular application.

It's completely scalable.

Here is one of our SysLINK gateways, the SL-1500.

On the outside, you can see there are several physical interfaces.

In this case, you can see Ethernet and USB.

Internally, there are additional wireless options installed which accounts for the external antennas.

So, let's look inside.

Here, you can see some of the options installed in the gateway.

The SL-1500 supports up to 4 option cards. We have other models that support between 1 and 6 simultaneous option interfaces.

Here you can see the installed options, including 4G cellular, Wi-Fi, zigbee, and Bluetooth. That’s just what happens to be installed in this unit. It could have been just about any combination of interfaces, just by populating the appropriate options.

So this little gateway supports quite a few simultaneous IoT options.

The SysLINK gateway is also modular from a software perspective. Just like a smart phone, and its apps.

The gateway has an embedded Linux operating system, so if you want to include local edge processing or other edge intelligence, it is easy to do.

Also available is a simple, graphical programming model called SysSCRIPT that just about anybody can use. It has drag-and-drop programming features, so it is super simple.

To ensure this gateway can be used safely and securely in all applications, the SysLINK gateway is compliant with PCI certification -- a standard used in secure financial and Point-of-Sale applications.

So, this little gateway can support all sorts of IoT applications -- and you can get it up and running in just a few short minutes. It's off-the-shelf configuration options are likely to meet the needs of whatever IoT application you may have.


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