MIL, Moxa Industrial Linux

MOXA MIL 10 years support

Moxa’s Debian-based industrial-grade stable Linux distribution for long-term projects

  • Debian-based distribution that can use all standard Debian packages
    Long-term support up to the year 2027; includes bug fixes and security patches
    Unified APIs to manage cross-vendor cellular connections
    Ready-to-use APIs and library to ease access to hardware and I/O interfaces
    Crash-free robust file system
    Over-the-air (OTA) software updates


Moxa Industrial Linux (MIL) is a high-performance industrial-grade Linux distribution developed by Moxa to help accelerate your industrial projects. MIL is based on Debian and the standard Linux kernel, which makes it easy to deploy your applications on multiple systems.

To address the long-term system needs of smart cities and industries such as power, water, oil and gas, transportation, and factory automation, every odd-number version (e.g., MIL v1.0, MIL v3.0) of MIL comes with 10-year Linux support that includes security patches and bug fixes, making industrial projects secure and sustainable.

In addition, Moxa is working with industry leaders to create a reliable and secure Linux-based embedded software platform that can be sustained for more than 10 years. Moxa is a member of The Linux Foundation® and is part of its Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) project that aims to create an open-source platform for managing and monitoring smart cities, civil infrastructure, and factories, to make them secure, reliable, scalable, and sustainable.

Debian Compatibility

Moxa Industrial Linux is a Debian-based distribution that can use all standard Debian packages for the kernel version. Benefits include:

Access to the comprehensive repository of packages from Debian

Field-proven OS stability


Robust File System

The robust file system integrated into Moxa Industrial Linux provides extra protection during firmware upgrades and downgrades with:

Guaranteed system operation when there are power losses during firmware upgrades/downgrades

Fast and secure reset-to-default function built into the system

Over-the-air (OTA) Software Updates

Because gateway computers are usually located at remote sites, it is a challenge to upgrade the system and applications. A suitable way to upgrade the firmware on remote computers is to use wireless technology such as cellular or Wi-Fi. Moxa Industrial Linux supports an Advanced Packaging Tools (APT) software-upgrade mechanism for remote upgrades.

Long-term Support

Moxa Industrial Linux allows users to keep the same kernel version and Debian user space without having to frequently upgrade the entire system. In addition, subscription services for Moxa Industrial Linux, throughout its 10-year life-cycle phase -read the document. That will provide security updates and bug fixes that including:

Critical security patches

High-priority bug fixes



Eligible Devices
Series Model Revision
UC-2100 series UC-2101-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2102-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2104-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2111-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2112-LX, UC-2112-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2100-W series UC-2114-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-2116-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-3100 series UC-3101-T-(US/EU/AU)-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-3111-T-(US/EU/AU)-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-3121-T-(US/EU/AU)-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-3101-T-AP-LX, UC-3111-T-AP-LX, UC-3121-T-AP-LX 3.0.0 and above
UC-5100 series UC-5101-LX, UC-5101-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-5102-LX, UC-5102-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-5111-LX, UC-5111-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-5112-LX, UC-5112-T-LX 1.0.0 and above
UC-8100 series UC-8131-LX 3.0.0 and above