Moxas UC-8580 is an innovative computing platform designed specifically for transportation applications. The UC-8580 is available with one of two different types of antenna connector. The SMA model supports all SMA type connectors. The QMA model supports TNC connectors for GPS and QMA connectors for WiFi/Cellular modules, and has four slots for installing wireless modules*. Three slots support 3G/LTE modules, and one slot supports a Wi‑Fi module. Each 3G/LTE module has two SIM card slots, which can be used to enable redundant cellular network communications or geo-fencing SIM card selection by leveraging the built-in Wireless Manager, a Moxa software utility for cellular and Wi-Fi management.
The UC-8580 uses an open platform based on Debian 8 with Linux Kernel 4.1, allowing solution providers to manage software packages via Debians APT (Advanced Packaging Tools), or develop software applications with Moxas API Library and GNU C Library.
The UC-8580s single-sided I/O design is ideal for vehicle applications, which typically do not have a lot of room for installing communications devices. The UC-8580 also has an access panel on the front side, allowing users to install or change wireless modules, SIM cards, or mSATA cards without removing the entire unit from the wall after being mounted.
The UC-8580 can be used as a communication-centric computing platform for the following applications:
Vehicle-to-ground communication gateway
TCMS T2G (train-to-ground) gateway
Mobile condition monitoring unit
Ethernet Consist Network T2G gateway
Onboard wireless automated fare collection unit