@GCA: Monico Brings mCore To Market

By DJ Slater22 March 2018

Monico has jumped aboard the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) wave with mCore, a condition monitoring platform that also serves as a protocol translator and edge device gateway. mCore is designed for remote monitoring, telematics and edge analytics for heavy industrial mobile applications. The mCore platform was unveiled at the Gas Compressor Association (GCA) Conference and Expo in Galveston, Texas.

Monico said it made cybersecurity a key focal point of the mCore, which contains high assurance boot (HAB), serialized X.509 certificates for bi-directional authentication and other forms of hardware encryption.

mCore also incorporates a quad core 1 GHz processor, with each core containing one Neon math co-processor with the capability of handling 1.8 billion floating point calculations per second. Together, the processor can handle 7 billion calculations per second.

The device incorporates a rugged design, capable of withstanding high-vibration and high-shock environments. Its enclosure is IP66/IP67 rated and is dust and water resistant, the company said.

According to Monico, subsequent versions of the device are planned for the future.

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