A powerful and robust Linux IoT gateway to process and transmit data coming from wired and wireless sensors, devices and peripherals

Key features
  • IP67 - waterproof and dust industrial grade protection
  • ARM Cortex A8 32bit 800MHz
  • 1GB Flash memory + 512MB DDR3
  • Running standard Debian 8 .
  • Highly customizable and powerful as any Linux PC
  • GNSS (GPS + GLONASS + Galileo)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Wide variety of interfaces:
    • Up to 4 CAN bus (full speed 1Mbps CAN 2.0B)
    • Up to 2 K-line bus
    • Digital & Analog I/O
    • 3 RS232 & 1 RS485
    • USB Host 2.0
    • Ethernet, Maxim 1-wire, uSD card slot, Audio Codec...
  • Power saving modes & Li-Ion backup battery

Ideal for:
Operation on Cars, Trucks, Bus+Train, Industrial Machinery etc. Digital Tachograph Remote Download, DTCO. Vehicle fleet management. Operating data recording. Smart metering. Condition & Remote Monitoring. Connected Car.
Open and powerful IoT gateway

Powerful Linux IoT Gateway, to process data coming from wired and wireless sensors/devices/peripherals. The owa4X sits close to your assets, in order to monitor and control them, sending just the meaningful information to cloud services or custom control centre.

New Generation Wireless Embedded Computer
Owa4x system architecture, OS and SW layers
ARM Cortex A8 CPU 32bit @800MHz
  • 512MB RAM DDR3
  • 1GB NAND Flash, +32GB using uSD
  • Industry standard architecture
Very Powerful: Linux Kernel and Debian OS PSU:
  • Robust for Automotive
  • Very Low Power consumption & power saving modes
ARM Cortex A8 core
Open platform: Linux Kernel 4.4
Open platform: Linux Kernel 4.4
owa4x application development in C/C++, Java and Lua programming languages
PSU: Very low power consumption

The products of the owa4X family are predestined for all telematics applications like fleet management, car sharing, car vehicle location (AVL), track & trace, positioning and operating data acquisition of moving objects. Due to its robustness and IP67 rating, the owa4x IoT gateway is particularly suitable for use in construction and agricultural machinery, dangerous goods, conveying and industrial equipment, compressors and much more.

Take a look at all the interfaces and connectivity options and the full technical specs. Or you can simply contact our sales department and we will be glad to help you with your M2M and IoT projects.

This table is only a HTML5 version of the official BOK 100 9001 owa4x family variants & options summary, available on the documentation section of the owa4x IoT gateway.

This table is still a work in progress and is subject to change without prior notice, for full and updated details about the different options available for the owa4x IoT gateway please contact our sales team.

Features & Options by model
owa41A owa43A owa44A
Features owa41A owa43A owa44A
Processor / MHz ARM Cortex A8 @ 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 @ 800MHz ARM Cortex A8 @ 800MHz
Linux Kernel (OS) 4.4.19 4.4.19 4.4.19
RAM 512MB DDR3 512MB DDR3 512MB DDR3
MicroSD card slot
Digital Inputs /Outputs 10 10 6
Analog Inputs 4 4 4
Odometer / Pulse counter
Dallas iButton (1-Wire)
RS232 3 3 2
CAN bus
2nd CAN bus
3rd CAN bus option
4th CAN bus option
2nd K-Line option
Audio codec option
USB Host
FAKRA connector
Optional features
9 Axis MEMs: Acc + Gyros + Mag option option
2nd USB Host option option
WiFi + BlueTooth v4.2 option option
Optional Internal battery option option option
Long Life battery option option option
IP67 Protection option option option
Features owa41A owa43A owa44A
owa41A owa43A owa44A
the owa4x platform

A powerful set of features and connectivity for the IoT and Industry 4.0
  • Up to 4 CAN bus supporting full speed 1MBPS CAN 2.0B
  • Up to 2 K-line bus
  • Integrated sensors:
    • Programmable 9-axis accelerometer, and/or
    • gyroscope
    • magnetometer
  • Ethernet 10/100 baseT
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Dead reckoning
  • 10 configurable digital Input/Outputs
    • 50V max inputs (logic low <1.5V, high >3V).
    • All inputs function as wake signals for low power modes
    • All inputs can be used as pulse counters (odometer). 32bit, 3Khz max
    • 8 open collector outputs (100mA each)
    • 2 high-side switches to Vin for output (1A each)
    • Short circuit protection for all outputs
  • 4 analog Inputs
    • 10bit resolution. 1% accuracy
    • 2 dedicated pins and 2 shared with digital I/O
    • Two configurable (SW) resolutions: 0 - 5.12V (5mV per bit) or 0 - 30.72V (30mV per bit)
    • Internal ADCs for Vin, Vbat, Vbackup, temperature
  • Maxim 1-wire interface (iButton )
  • FAKRA antenna connectors
  • GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA+/LTE with FAKRA antenna connector:
    • Data transfer over GPRS/HSPA+/LTE
    • SMS
    • USSD
    • Audio and CSD data calls
    • Micro SIM, available SIM-on-chip (eSIM ) option
  • 3 external RS232 ports. 6 pins configurable by SW as follows:
    • 3 x [TX / RX] or
    • 1 x [TX / RX] & 1 x [TX / RX / CTS / RTS] or
    • 1 x [TX / RX / CTS / RTS / DCD / DTR]
  • One RS485 port
  • microSD card holder (up to 16GB)
  • USB Host 2.0
  • Audio CODEC for external microphone and speaker
  • 4 LEDs for status indicator
  • Vout 5V power output (500mA max)
  • ON/OFF pin

Availability of some features may depend on model. Contact our sales department for details.

  • Glass reinforced plastic
  • Environmental protection to IP67 standard: full protection against dust and water.
  • Dimensions:
    • owa4x: 149 x 135 x 58 mm
  • Weight: aprox. 400g
  • Connectors:
    • FAKRA antenna connectors
    • System connnector: TE 776163-1 (35 pins)
    • microSD card slot
    • Micro SIM slot
    • USB host 2.0

Supports multiplexed communication, allowing GSM and SMS events during GPRS sessions.

  • GSM850 + EGSM900 + GSM1800 + GSM1900
  • Class 4 (2W) GSM850/EGSM900
  • Class 1 (1W) GSM1800/GSM1900
  • GPRS Class B, Class 10 (4+2)
  • Audio and CSD Data calls
  • SMS (MT/MO)

  • Optional HSPA+ (3G) and LTE (4G) support
GNSS positioning
  • Receiver: GPS L1 frequency. C/A code
  • 56 channels* continuous tracker receiver
  • GALILEO L1 openservice and GLONASS ready *
  • Update rate: 4 Hz
  • Accuracy: 2.5 meters CEP
  • Signal Acquisition:
    • Cold Start: 29 sec*
    • Warm Start: 28 sec*
    • Hot start < 1 sec
    • Reacquisition < 1 sec
  • Active Antenna Power Supply: +3.0V @ 30mA

* Features availability depending on version.


For when there is no power supply available:

  • Standard backup battery for RTC. Duration 10 years.
  • Optional rechargeable Battery Li-Ion 3.7V at least 2600mAh.
    Inserted via rear battery cover.
Power supply

Nominal range: 7V to 48V

Typical current consumption @12V
Power mode Consumption
Off - mA
Standby - mA
Run - mA
Run + GSM voice call - mA
To be completed. Contact us for details.
Temperature range
Storage temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating with GSM off -40ºC to +85ºC
Operating with GSM on -30ºC to +80ºC
Operating from Li-Ion Battery -20ºC to +60ºC
Li-Iion battery recharge 0ºC to +45ºC
System specs & CPU
  • ARM Cortex A8 @800MHz clock speed
  • Linux OS: Kernel 4.4
  • RAM 512MByte DDR3
  • NAND Flash 1GByte
  • 32GB+ of additional storage with microSD card
  • CE
  • E - Automotive Zulassung entsprechend Kfz-EMV-Richtlinie
  • R & TTE
  • ROHS Directive
  • Contact our sales team for details about other possible certifications.

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