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IoT Gateway with programmable edge node computer function connecting various sensors, beacons and devices to the Cloud

Product features

Ultra-compact size and advanced design with high capability optimized for multi-connectivity.

Compact size of41.6mm(W) × 96mm(D) × 11.3mm(H).
Can be installed anywhere.

Flexible and Fast Connectivity

BX1G includes many options for connecting including wireless, wired,cellular and short-range. Each option provides flexibility to open the conversation between the devices you want to connect.

Beacon and sensor node communication support

Fully utilize IoT architecture to get access to the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor nodes and beacons. 

3G based two-way cloud/server communication support

Carrier approved 3G (W-CDMA) and Ethernet network connectivity choices available globally in all geographies to your favored data management platform. Install your choice of SIM card.

Wired and wireless connectivity

Fully compatible legacy systems I/O communication solution to connect with architectures such as RS-232C, RS-485, DIO, SPI, and I2Cs.

Wi-Fi and BLE communication support

Bluetooth Smart (4.0+) and Wi-Fi compliant multi-connection handling and support of concurrent links to sensor side.

High Capability

ATOM 500MHz dual core 1GB RAM and 4GB flash memory installed. Store and process data collections from IoT applications at the network edge,overcoming capacity, data management and security challenges in a centralized cloud site. Remove concerns for technical and economical inefficiencies of sending all of the gathered data to a single cloud site for processing.

Open Source OS

Easily configurable, manageable and scalable communications with full specification software distribution Debian GNU/Linux. Develop your own custom software or access more than 36,000 ready-to-use software packages that are built from approximately 17,500 source packages.

Selected Applications

  • Medical, Wellness and Healthcare
  • Energy Monitoring and Management
  • Industrial Automation
  • Smart Agriculture and Connected Livestock
  • Storage Monitor and Control
  • Smart Building Monitoring
  • Security Monitoring for Home, Objects and People
  • Vehicle Telematics and Smart Battery Management
  • Digital Signage
  • Classroom and Education
  • Tracking (trade shows, restaurants, meeting rooms usage, etc.)


Supported Services

  • Amazon Kinesis
  • AWS IoT
  • IBM Watson IoT(device)
  • IBM Watson IoT(gateway)
  • PD Exchange
  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Azure Event Hubs



Model numberOBSBX1G
CPUModelIntel® Atom Processor
Base Clock500MHz (Dual Core)
Memory(Onboard)1GB (LPDDR3)
Internal Storage4GB (eMMC)
Wireless interface3G(W-CDMA)*1
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n)
SIM InterfaceMini SIM card slot for communication
Wired interfaceBX1 connector
Dimension (mm)41.6mm(W)x 96mm(D)x 11.3mm(H)(excluding protrusions)
CertificationsFCC class-B・NRTL・IC・VCCI class-B・JATE/TELEC
PowerDC 5V

*1  3G(UMTS/HSPA+: Five band 800/850/900/1900/2100MHz) , 2G(GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad band 850/900/1800/1900MHz)


OSDebian GNU/Linux 7.7 (Wheezy)
KernelLinux 3.10.17
Main software packagesGNU Compiler Collection 4.7.2
OpenJDK 6b27, 7u3 Perl 5.14.2 PHP 5.4.4
Python 2.7.3, 3.2.3 Samba 3.6.6
Apache 2.2.22 Tomcat 6.0.35, 7.0.28
MySQL 5.5.30 PostgreSQL 9.1
Nagios 3.4.1

In addition, customers can access more than 36,000 ready-to-use software packages that are built from about 17,500 source packages.

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