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Can You Hear Me Now? Equipping Your OT Devices With “Smartphones”

An IIoT gateway is like a mobile phone. Through it, OT devices can transmit data to IT. However, most IIoT gateways are installed at remote sites, making it difficult to manage them. In this episode, we invite Moxa's device life-cycle management expert, Charles Chen, to share with us on how to effectively manage a large number of IIoT gateways to ensure their operation.


The Content of This Episode

(00:00) How to effectively manage IIoT gateways?

(05:03) How automatic authentication can avoid security issues.

(07:26) How to avoid network disconnection during a remote update.

(10:06) How to quickly replace old products with new ones

(12:38) What are the next steps for OT data?


Guest Profile:

Charles Chen graduated from the University of Arizona with a master's degree in management information systems. Prior to joining Moxa, Charles had been a product manager in the consumer products industry. After joining Moxa in 2010, he focused on product development in the industrial control field. In the past three years, he has switched to the IIoT industry and has cooperated with world-renowned companies to develop digital transformation solutions. He has extensive practical experience in OT data to cloud and device life-cycle management.

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