The IXagent is a software-only alternatively to the IXrouter, providing most of the same features of the IXrouter, without requiring additional hardware as it can be installed directly on the machine.
Supported machine hardware
The IXagent is available for these devices and operating systems:
|Raspberry Pi OS||PLCnext|
IXagent vs IXrouter
The IXagent and IXrouter share a lot of functionalities, but both have their benefits.
If you're looking to only remotely access one particular part of the machine, e.g. the PLC, and nothing more, then the IXagent may be a perfect fit for you. In most other situations the IXrouter would instead be your best choice.
An overview of the key differences between the two is given below.
|Secure remote access|
|Remote access to ...||Only to the hardware running the IXagent||Entire machine network|
|Runs on existing machine hardware|
|Live data, Historical data, Alarming||Limited protocols|
|Local data logging in the event of (temporary) loss of internet|
|Built-in firewall securely separating machine from company network|
|Cellular and Wireless capabilities||Dependent on machine hardware|
|Continuous development and easy remote firmware upgrade||Less frequent updates and upgrade requires local access|
|Troubleshooting information and tools|
Get the IXagent
Interested or do you have any questions? Contact your IXON account manager or IXON distributor.