Harting adds wireless versions to Mica industrial computer family
Industrial connection specialist, Harting has expanded its Mica industrial computer family with the addition of dedicated wireless and energy versions. It also offers a range of kits which can be equipped and assembled by the customer with their own function boards.
The Mica 2 features a dual-core processor, 4Gbyte of RAM and 16Gbyte of embedded multimedia card (eMMC) that offer three to five times the computing power of the Mica Basic.
The Mica Wireless combines the computing power of the Mica 2 with integrated interfaces for wireless communication including GSM, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS without occupying the function board. It can be used for data acquisition and communication without the need for cabling.
With the Mica Energy, data from electric meters and current transformers can be read, compressed and routed to MES and ERP systems. By integrating the OpenSource InfluxDB time series database and the dashboard software Grafana, analysis and visualisation can also be performed directly on the Mica, explains Harting.
The integrated software allows both the creation of browser-based solutions and the development of solutions featuring the qt software library.
For OEMs and customers who want to create their own solutions, Harting also offers Mica kits which can be equipped and assembled with customers’ own function boards. 3D and layout data for development are available free of charge.
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