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Simatic iot2020; useful for low-cost monitoring?

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    • #1780
      Arnoud
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      Dear all,

      Some weeks ago, Arduino/Siemens presented at the Rome Maker fair a “multi-task open Industrial IoT gateway” developed by Siemens and compatible with Arduino and related shields. (https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/simatic-iot2020) They promote its robustness (heat, dust, outdoor, etc.), its certification and low price. My first reaction was “very interesting” because robustness is a key requirement for outside datalogging in hot climates, and being able to send data to the web through a cellular connection is welcome. What do you opinion? Neccesary or optional? Compatible Mayfly?

      With friendly greetings,

      Arnoud

    • #1781
      neilh
      Participant

      Thanks for posting. What comes across is its IP20 – ;
      A rating of “IP20” (pronounced “IP two zero,” not “IP twenty”), denotes protection from solid objects approximately 12mm in size, such as adult fingers; however, it also denotes no protection at all against liquids.

      The other issue is that its an Intel Intel Quark® x1000, 512 MB RAM, 1 Ethernet interface – historically Intel is an electric power hog, but that is all dependent on your location.

      I take its target market to requiring power available (Intel Quark), an Industrial setting with the DIN rail.
      For hot outdoor application, I would think you would want local solar/battery powering and IP62 (or higher eg IP65)- which would be protection from ants/insects and heavy rain failing
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

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