Moxa and Terra Ferma announced a comprehensive partnership encompassing the use of Moxa hardened communications equipment for a remote SCADA monitoring and IP surveillance system which Terra Ferma will market to the oil and gas industry. 

“Moxa is one of the few companies to offer hardened networking equipment to all areas of the oil and gas industry, so it can partner with customers like Terra Ferma in developing cost-saving, integrated solutions as a single source supplier,” said Todd Desso, strategic business manager at Moxa Americas. “Based on our broad expertise in mission-critical engineering, Moxa’s equipment secured reliable operation day-in and day-out, even under the toughest conditions.” 

For its new remote system, Terra Ferma plans to standardize on Moxa networking equipment, including Switches, Dataloggers, Access Points and IP cameras, all engineered to meet the unique code requirements of oil and gas applications extending across the entire value chain. Terra Ferma’s surveillance and communication system will deliver security through remote video surveillance, SCADA sensor monitoring and system control. It is self-contained and self-powered by sustainable off-grid sources to guarantee reliable operations over extended periods independent of existing infrastructure. 

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“Monitoring performance is essential to maintaining a safe, successful oil and gas production site,” explained Dennis Roark, Terra Ferma president. “When daily visual inspections are not possible, remote surveillance and monitoring systems supply the information needed to evaluate operating performance as well as uncover any environmental changes. Because of the mission-critical nature of our systems, we rely only on the best-of-breed in technology. For that reason, we have complete confidence in Moxa components to protect our customers and our reputation.” 

About Moxa
Moxa is a manufacturer of industrial networking, computing and automation solutions. With over 25 years of industry experience, Moxa has connected more than 30 million devices worldwide and has a distribution and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries. Moxa delivers lasting business value by empowering industry with reliable networks and sincere service for automation systems. For more information, visit www.moxa.com

About Terra Ferma
Founded in 2009, Terra Ferma offers self-powered portable communication systems that provide voice, video, and data connectivity in the most isolated locations. Terra Ferma has solutions for everything from Public Safety and Emergency Management, to military communications, to remote infrastructure monitoring and control. Terra Ferma combines efficiencies of mass production, technological advances in alternative fuels, and advancing telecommunications technology, all in one smart package. For more information, www.terraferma.com/oilgasmining.php.

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