One compact module, infinite possibilities

The RUGGEDCOM APE1808 is a powerful utility-grade application hosting platform that lets you deploy a range of commercially available applications for edge computing and cybersecurity in harsh, industrial environments. 

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Rugged communications for harsh environments

Designed for and put to the test under the harshest environments, RUGGEDCOM products meet and exceed recognized industry standards for performance in mission-critical applications.

Introduce advanced processing capabilities to the Edge

A standards-based reliable computing platform with Windows or Linux operating system

Integrate cybersecurity software to protect your network

The new RUGGEDCOM APE1808 excels in hosting a range of applications from multiple solution partners. These include intrusion detection software, next generation firewalls, network log and load processors, and other customer developed purpose-built applications. RUGGEDCOM APE1808 can also analyze data at the source - without the need to install an external industrial PC.

The use of a virtual machine also means you can run both old software in addition to new and secure operating systems on RUGGEDCOM APE1808 – thus extending the life of your obsolete and unsupported software.

Bring Edge Computing into your industrial network

RUGGEDCOM APE1808 for the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 Multi-Service Platform offers a flexible and future-proof way to integrate edge computing into mission-critical networks in harsh environments. With its enhanced feature-set, the APE1808 can host Siemens or third-party edge computing applications to send pre-processed data to the cloud, helping you accrue significant savings by using the available bandwidth only for valuable data and improving network performance by reducing latency. It also supports SIMATIC CloudConnect, offering a secure and reliable IIoT Cloud gateway compatible with all leading Cloud platforms including Siemens MindSphere, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon AWS.

Features at a glance

With the built-in switching and routing capabilities of the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 Multi-Service Platform, RUGGEDCOM APE1808 is a module that can plug directly into most members of that family. Modular and field replaceable, the APE1808 offers customers the choice of WAN, serial or Ethernet options.

It is also available with optional conformal coating and is qualified for operating over ambient temperatures from -40º C to +75º C. It meets all the electrical specifications of the RUGGEDCOM RX1500 family of products, including IEC61850-3 and IEEE 1613 for operation under the harsh environmental conditions found in electric power, rail and traffic control systems.

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Technology that meets industry requirements

True to their name, RUGGEDCOM solutions are built tough – delivering error-free communications under high levels of electromagnetic interference in extreme temperatures and over long distances. See how RUGGEDCOM solutions have been put to the test. Discover special features, examples of international standards compliance, and more.

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