CONNECTING OLD + NEW MACHINES
Spark - Industrial IoT Gateway is a fully packaged headless computer designed to interface a wide variety of factory systems into the cloud. It allows to connect new machines that has connectivity, and old machines that don't to a cloud so the end user can view real time data anywhere and gain the advantage of predictive maintenance.
Design a Industrial IoT Gateway with mass production in mind by using ARTIK IoT Platform
PERFORM AS IT LOOKS
Environment being "Industrial", you can already imagine heavy machines and high performance. End users need to focus on how well the machines performed and look at signals from other employees for safety. It was critical to design this gateway to be not so distracted yet become naturally dissolved in to its environment.
Most of the products that contains heatsink and mount on the wall have their heatsink in the back side of the product. Although the products may look nice to do so, it is not efficient for the heat to be released. There was a lot of effort in both industrial design and mechanical engineering to bring the heatsink to front and yet visually pleasing. Inspiration of the heatsink design was heavily influenced by the grill of automotive cars since many consumers are familiar with it and yet have no problem with being exposed in design of the cars.
Many of the competitive products hve I/O ports unorganized and allows users to insert wires from side (left and/or right). Many of the cases, gateways are usually installed inside a control box with many other sensor devices and it is difficult for users to connect wires after gateway is mount due to small gaps between device to device and no visibility of port descriptions. SPARK's I/O ports are carefully designed to have all ports pointing down and up for visibility. It is organized so that top is for maintenance purpose features and bottom is for all connectivities to other machines and devices, so users understand locations of the ports quicker.