Dell Unveils New Gateway for Small Spaces

By IOT Journal

The new Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series offers customers flexibility, connectivity and real-time intelligence in harsh environments and small spaces.

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Dell Technologies, an Internet of Things infrastructure solutions provider, has announced its new Dell Edge Gateway 3000 Series, which offers customers flexibility, connectivity and real-time intelligence in harsh environments and small spaces. The 3000 Series includes three models targeted specifically for use cases and embedded solutions in the industrial automation, digital signage and transportation markets. With the 3000 Series Gateway, customers will be able to securely transfer and analyze important data at the edge of the network to glean real-time intelligence from the physical world. Suitable deployments include locations such as a vehicle, a refrigerator trailer, a remote oil pump in the desert, digital signs in an elevator or inside of the HVAC units on a roof-top of a casino.

Edge computing is predicted to be the next multibillion dollar technology market, the company reports. Customers are looking for faster, real-time analysis of the massive amounts of data produced by devices on their networks, to perform immediate, smart decision-making. For some, the firm notes, it’s too expensive to move all the data from the edge of the network near the devices to the data center.

Computing at the edge helps a company to determine which data is interesting, relevant and needs to be sent back to the data center or the cloud and stored, thereby saving bandwidth and reducing costs and security concerns. Dell offers a complete edge to core to cloud solution that includes everything from Edge Gateways, security and manageability solutions, data center infrastructure and connectivity.

“As the number of connected devices becomes more ubiquitous, we know that intelligent computing at the edge of the network is critical. The IoT continues to enhance customer experience, drive business growth and improve lives, making it central to organizations’ digital transformation strategies,” said Andy Rhodes, Dell’s VP and general manager for the Internet of Things, in a prepared statement. “The small and mighty 3000 Series opens up new opportunities for our customers and partners to get smarter with their data and make big things happen.”

All models feature an Intel Atom processor with 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of eMMC storage and an SD card for additional storage. They operate in hot or cold environments ranging from -30 degrees Celsius to +70 degrees Celsius. To make mobile uses simpler, the Gateway 3000 also integrates digital GPS, accelerometers and atmospheric pressure sensors. The Gateway 3000 series supports a wide input power range from 12 to57 VDC (with vehicle transient voltage protection), as well as Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) input.