Computing and Network Communications for Drilling Rig Monitoring

Flexibility and Cost Effectiveness
A drilling operation may last 2 to 3 months, and the drilling team will relocate after it ends. The more easily the team can set up the network for the new site, the more quickly the project can start. Traditionally, wired networks have been used, but wireless solutions can now provide effective and reliable networks. However, traditional HMI devices do not support wireless, limiting usage of wireless in drilling sites. Now, Moxa’s EXPC-1519 panel computer supports Wi-Fi and cellular communications, making network construction easier and more flexible. Another benefit is that critical data can easily be made available to the whole drilling team in field sites as well as in doghouses—helping them make timely decisions, but without adding extra cost.
Reduction of Operational Risks
To reduce operational risks, rig floor HMI is increasingly acting as an extension of the control center. These applications demand powerful computer processors, rugged IP cameras, and a converged network. Moxa’s VPort 36-1MP series cameras with IP68 housing can provide HD video streams even in the harshest rig floor environment. Providing HD video on the EXPC-1519 brings the drilling team essential information to make real-time decisions. This helps the team avoid accidents and other unforeseen events, and mitigate operational risks.
Easing Integration Pressure
Integrating complex oilfield equipment is always a challenge for system integrators. Protocol conversion, connection distance, and harsh-environment endurance are the top three challenges. Moxa provides a variety of versatile products to fulfill a wide range of requirements. For example, media convertors make data transmission possible without requiring new equipment on rig floors. Making integration easier means system integrators have an easier job and lower costs.

Industrial Computing


Fanless Rugged Zone 2 Panel Computer with Touch Screen


Zone2 Panel Computer EXPC-1519

  • Panel computer w/ 3rd Gen. Core™ CPU
  • Fanless and Cable Gland design
  • Multi-touch with glove friendly
  • Sunlight viewable 1,000 nits LCD design
  • -40℃ to 70℃ operating temperature

Industrial Ethernet

EDS-P510A-8PoE Series

8+2G-port Gigabit PoE+ Managed Ethernet Switches with 8 PoE+ Ports

PoE Managed Switch EDS-P510A-8PoE
  • 4 IEEE 802.3at/af compliant PoE Ports (up to 30W per port)
  • 24/48 VDC wide range power input
  • Intelligent power consumption detection, PD failure check function
  • -40℃ to 75℃ operating temperature

EDS-510E Series

7+3G-Port Gigabit Managed Ethernet Switches

Managed Ethernet Switch EDS-510E
  • Turbo Ring and Turbo Chain for sub 20ms faster Ethernet network recovery
  • Intelligent managed and security features
  • Extra robust design for harsh environments
  • -40℃ to 75℃ operating temperature

MGate-5101-PBM-MN Series

1-Port PROFIBUS-to-Modbus TCP Gateways

Industrial Ethernet Gateway MGate-5101-PBM-MN

  • Protocol conversion between PROFIBUS and Modbus TCP
  • Automatic scan of PROFIBUS devices for easy configuration
  • -40 to 75°C wide operating temperature

Industrail Wireless

AWK-3131A Series

Industrial 802.11a/b/g/n AP/Bridge/Client

Industrial Wireless AWK-3131A
  • Up to 300 Mbps data rate
  • Power & Antenna Isolation Design
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)
  • C1D2, ATEX, and IECEx certified for harsh industrial environments (pending 2015)

AWK-6232 Series

Industrial IEEE 802.11n IP68 Dual-Radio Wireless AP/Bridge/Client

Industrial Outdoor Wireless AWK-6232
  • Dual-radio design for 2.4 GHz and/or 5 GHz bands
  • Industrial grade QoS (WMM) and VLAN supported
  • Supports client-based Turbo Roaming
  • Rugged IP68-rated housing and -40 to 75°C operating temperature

Remote Automation

ioLogik 2542 Series

Smart Ethernet remote I/O with Click&Go Plus, 4 AIs, 12 DIOs

Smart Ethernet I/O ioLogik 2542
  • New Click&Go Plus logic provides powerful front-end intelligence
  • 4-port unmanaged switch built in for linking to Ethernet devices
  • Optimized I/O expansion port for daisy chaining up to 8 ioLogik E1200 units
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)

ioLogik E1212 Series

Ethernet Remote I/O with 2-Port Ethernet Switch, 8 DIs, and 8 DIOs

Ethernet Remote I/O ioLogik E1212
  • Support Modbus/TCP Protocol
  • Active communication with patented Active OPC Server
  • 2-port Ethernet switch for daisy-chain topologies
  • Easy mass deployment and configuration with ioSearch utility
  • -40℃ to 75℃ operating temperature

IP Camera

VPort 36-1MP Series

Rugged HD Day-and-Night Box Type H.264 IP Cameras

IP Camera VPort 36-1MP
  • 1280 x 720 resolution with DNR/BLC/WDR
  • Up to 3 independent video streams
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)
  • C1D2 and ATEX Zone 2 certified for harsh industrial environments

VPort 56-2MP Series

Rugged 1080P Day-and-Night H.264 Zoom IP Cameras

IP Camera VPort 56-2MP
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution with 3D DNR and BLC
  • 10x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom, up to 160x zoom ratio
  • -40 to 75°C operating temperature range (T models)