How developed is Jamnagar

Munich, September 3, 2014

Moxa, one of the leading providers of network technology and communication solutions for the oil and gas industry, has been a member of the Fieldbus Foundation since August 2014.

Within the Remote Operations Management subcommittee, Moxa is working with the main sponsors, including Petrobras, Reliance and Saudi Aramco, on specifications for new technologies and protocols in process automation. As part of the initiative, Moxa has also donated the technical equipment needed to showcase solutions to numerous end customers, including the world's largest oil refinery in Jamnagar, India.

"Moxa shares the Fieldbus Foundation's vision of using standardized communication protocols and platforms to achieve better interoperability and greater efficiency," says Thomas Nuth, Global Manager Oil & Gas Vertical Marketing at Moxa. "With our high-performance technology offering for the oil and gas market and our long-term support for the High-Speed ​​Ethernet (HSE) and H1 protocols from the Fieldbus Foundation, we are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the other members."

Fieldbus Foundation members have already expressed an interest in a remote rig monitoring solution developed by Moxa and Terra Ferma, a Colorado-based systems integrator specializing in portable communication systems for harsh and distributed environments. The case study and associated white paper will be the subject of discussions with Reliance Petroleum Limited regarding the Jamnagar refinery. Currently, at 11.7 square miles and a capacity of 668,000 barrels per day, the Jamnagar Refinery is the largest of its kind in the world for crude oil.

Since moving from Moxa's global sales and marketing headquarters to Brea, California, Moxa has become increasingly active in industry associations and standardization organizations. Moxa was the first supplier for industrial automation to become a member of the Industrial Internet Consortium founded by GE, IBM, Cisco, Intel and AT&T at the beginning of the year. Moxa also joined ITS America last year and is a long-term member of ODVA and PI North America.

About moxa
Moxa is a leading manufacturer of solutions for industrial network technology as well as for computing and automation applications. Since the company was founded in 1987, Moxa has networked more than 30 million devices worldwide and created a sales and service network that reaches customers in more than 70 countries.

Through decades of collaboration with customers and partners, Moxa has acquired extensive, interdisciplinary expertise. In combination with a distinctive service culture, tailor-made, tailor-made solutions are created that function reliably even under extreme conditions. True to the motto: Reliable Networks, Sincere Service. Moxa's customers benefit from sustainable corporate values ​​thanks to reliable network structures and automation systems.

In Europe, the industry specialist is primarily active in the transport, factory automation, energy, shipping, and oil and gas sectors.

You can find detailed information about Moxa and its product portfolio at: www.moxa.com

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