Industrial IoT

Industry insight. Network know-how.

Impulse engineers and specialists have the industry insight and network know-how to design forward looking solutions for wide-ranging environments.

What differentiates Impulse is a rigorous approach to understanding your project and wide-ranging experience in designing networks and industrial IoT solutions that can transform operating models.

By partnering with some of the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturers, Impulse is well-placed to advise on the protocols, applications, devices and network infrastructure you need to support and manage industrial IoT.

Impulse projects have included solutions as diverse as monitoring for structural integrity of bridges to football score ground announcements.

We design, build and support industrial IoT solutions

Networks carry the lifeblood of any industrial computing solution with the power to transform operational success and even disrupt business models. That’s why Impulse engineers and specialists take an uncompromising approach to fully understanding your project before recommending technologies, creating a logical network topology and providing optional accessories.

With the network in place, our service also includes essential technical documentation and free lifetime technical support.

Data acquistion in the renewable energy sector
A customer in the renewable energy industry specialises in the development, build, and ongoing performance management of ground-mounted solar arrays. They are looking for a hardware solution to help them migrate from satellite communications to newer and lower cost cellular technology. As the technology deployed within their managed asset base is by its nature very diverse, a range of protocol conversion and data acquisition devices are also required to concentrate data prior to north bound communication to their cloud platform.
360 Assessment from Impulse
Impulse complete a customer site visit in order to view and fully understand the various technological and environmental demands of the system. As part of the 360 Assessment Impulse Network Engineers identify that real value could be achived from the overhaul of the montoring hardware, by reducing on-site configuration time and ongoing maintenance overheads. It is also apparent that the customer's engineers are more au fait with operational protocols, and with their new cloud monitoring software requiring knowledge of IT protocols, a template based configuration facility would be an advantage.
A modular approach
Impulse Network Engineers design a solution incorporating rugged protocol conversion devices that can be added to the base system as optional extras as and when a particular site demands their functionality. The core communication system design incorporates an intelligent IIoT gateway running a LTS Linux OS along with specialised firmware to enable a template-based approach for cloud integration. The local area network and I/O points are composed of extended temperature Ethernet Switches and Remote I/O modules, with the system being designed to be interoperable with existing site hardware.
With each new project, the customer sends a system diagram and hardware list from the preselected models identified by Impulse Design Engineers. The Impulse team then pull all system components from stock and set about configuring the system based on the site requirements. A functional test is completed to reduce issues on-site, and gateway connectivity to the cloud is checked via a hardwired connection. With sites that require a cellular connection, SIM cards are installed in the gateways and provisioned with the chosen networks.
In order to help the customer keep in touch with their asset base, all system components are labelled individually and the specifications stored within a QR code attached to the device. Impulse Network Engineers create technical specifications for the network which are both stored on Impulse secure servers, and provided electronically and in printed format along with the hardware. A spares provision is built into each project, with a service level agreement set up for support and replacements spanning all projects with this customer. All these elements ensure the customer receives the highest level of support and system uptime.

Services for industrial IoT

360 Assessment

Our rigorous 360 Assessment provides the basis for solutions which take full account of environmental factors, commercial imperatives and both legacy and proposed technologies.

Industrial environments are unforgiving to solutions that aren’t completely fit for purpose. That’s why we take a 360 degree approach to the question of what’s needed before providing answers. We believe in close collaboration with our customers but we’re also able to take a lead role in this crucial stage for any computing, control or communications project.

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Design services
Build services
Support services
Prototyping services
We can help with your network topology design and compatibility requirements based on our 360 Assessment with you
We can integrate and test additional peripheral cards with your core computing platform ensuring compatibility with driver installation and system imaging
Compatibility testing is provided free of charge as a standard practice for all components within your BOM (Bill of Materials)
We can create, install and deploy operating systems (Linux/Windows) with the option of Windows OS customisation to add features not available on desktop variants
We offer preloading of your software to ensure compatibility and inclusion in the imaging setup process
Installation of remote device management software is available on all our compatible hardware platforms
We can supply end-to-end management and support of machine to machine (M2M) or standard SIM cards for global cellular solutions
We can prepare and finalise prototype hardware platforms ready for mass production repeatable solutions
Build services
We offer secure and controlled imaging services in-house providing you with your own captured golden image for repeatable and dependable system deployment
We can give you guidance on best practice for your security configuration and help with your switch setup and network devices (excludes network security)
We can ensure proven quality and compliance of your purchased equipment with our in-house factory acceptance tests
We can set-up and configure all our networking devices to your requirements prior to shipping to you
We offer full documented network setup method statements and standard operating procedures for your large-scale networking projects
Logistics services
We can become an extension of your own stock-holding with fast call-off or pre-agreed inventory for improved cashflow and JIT manufacturing (based on a project SLA)
For OEMs requiring next day/Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery of custom systems with inventory/build management and pre-agreed delivery scheduling
We offer custom kitting for your complex projects and installations requiring specialist and robust packing and labelling services
For more demanding logistics needs we can offer you our advanced delivery services including FORS, same-day and pallet despatch
For on-going engagements, we can scan and track all your BOM components with data which includes contents of each system, warranty status and delivery addresses
After-sales services
We can offer global extended warranties of up to 5 years on all of our product range giving your peace of mind for the duration of your project lifetime
Our in-country RMA service is available in over 26 countries and allows for localised returns and repairs, reducing your overall cost of ownership
Our after warranty capability offers you peace of mind beyond standard product warranties essential for long lifetime industrial system supply
We offer complete 3rd line UK technical support, free of charge for the lifetime of your product
We offer proactive management of end-of-life (EOL) and product change notifications (PCN) across all components within your system
In-house, comprehensive network training to MOXA Certified status is available on all of our networking product range, for more details click here
Case studies and insights

See Impulse Industrial IoT capabilties in action with our latest Industrial IoT case studies and stories

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