Hong Kong, China, May 25, 2017 /Xinwengao.com/ - Molex, together with MB Connect Line GmbH, an expert in remote maintenance solutions, has introduced a secure and reliable cloud-based communication channel that allows remote access and monitoring. With data transparency becoming increasingly important, this platform adds communications and networking to the production process, offering machine and system builders’ capabilities designed to enable real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, supporting the drive towards smarter machines and factories. As Industry 4.0 seeks to improve efficiency, increase flexibility and accelerate time-to-market, enabled through integration of smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), one example of this in action is maximising system availability through remote condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. This allows machine and system builders to deliver added value to manufacturing customers and re-think their traditional business models. A key component of this solution, industrially hardened and secured routers deliver versatile internet access – via either Ethernet WAN or WiFi – to enable remote set-up, configuration, diagnostic monitoring and maintenance of machines installed anywhere. With built-in NAT firewall, VPN connection, SSL encryption and two-factor authentication functionality, this solution provides both seamless integration with the customer’s network and remote machine access in a strongly cyber-secured manner. “These routers offer the most cyber-secured solution designed for industrial automation applications,” says Thierry Bieber, business development manager, Molex. “And setup and cyber-security has been designed to be managed by industrial automation personnel, not IT engineers.” Access is gained through the mbCONNECT24 Remote Services Portal (RSP), providing a means to easily manage the installed machine base across the globe. Enhanced control of roles and access credentials for users and machines also allows manufacturers to benefit remotely from the expertise and competencies of specialist internal and external personnel, without compromising the security of the entire application. Available as a cloud-based public version for rapid start-up, or as private version (hosted on the customer’s own servers) for enhanced data control, mbCONNECT24 is a versatile platform for IIoT (Industrial IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. For more information about remote access solutions from Molex and MB Connect Line, please visit www.molex.com. About MB Connect Line: MB connect line is an expert for solutions in remote maintenance of machines, plants and infrastructure via the internet. A core product is the centralized remote service platform mbCONNECT24 as a universal solution for remote maintenance, data collection and M2M communication. This platform combined with the wide range of data modems, industrial routers, firewalls and IIoT devices that MB connect lines offers, completes the customer solution package. Molex is a registered trademark of Molex, LLC in the United States of America and may be registered in other countries; all other trademarks listed herein belong to their respective owners. About Molex: Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com. Molex Resources: ‧ Learn more about Molex at www.molex.com ‧ Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors ‧ Watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors ‧ Connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors ‧ Read our blog at www.connector.com Molex is a registered trademark of Molex, LLC in the United States of America and may be registered in other countries; all other trademarks listed herein belong to their respective owners.