Advantech is releasing a new, comprehensive IoT system: Advantech’s UTX-3115 fanless & wide-temp embedded box coupled with the Intel Gateway Solutions for Internet of Things (IoT). The system features a pre-integrated software and hardware platform containing a Linux operating system, security and management features. This out-of-the-box option simplifies customer deployment of IoT products; and it allows secure data aggregation, filtering, and analysis from edge devices to the cloud through WiFi and/or even 4G technologies. Advantech is a premier member of Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance.
Miller Chang, Vice President of Advantech Embedded Computing Group, says: ”Advantech understands customers require readily available solutions to tackle the complexity of IoT infrastructure. That’s why we’ve worked with Intel to develop the new UTX or Ultra Thin ITX form factor system integrated with the Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT as an ideal gateway product. This joint effort is a demonstration of Advantech’s capability in offering a full lineup of IoT-centered products, from Wireless Sensor Networks and Gateways, to Intelligent Systems and IoT Software.”
Kumar Balasubramanian, general manager, IoT Solutions Group, Intel, comments: “Intel and Advantech have been working together to accelerate the development and deployment of the Internet of Things, which in turn helps drive business transformation. The UTX-3115 embedded box is an excellent showcase of our joint efforts; it is a gateway product that connects legacy systems and provides seamless communication between devices and the cloud.”
Measuring only 4.6 × 5.6 × 1.4 inches, UTX-3115 is a mini-size system supporting a wide range of operating temperatures from -20 ~ 60degC, and rich I/O expansion. It is designed for IoT applications such as factory automation, smart buildings, logistics and environmental monitoring etc. It offers one serial port, which can be connected to sensors or control devices for data aggregation, dual gigabit LAN ports, one USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. In addition, it comes with one half-size miniPCIe slot and one full-size miniPCIe slot that supports Wi-Fi and 3G /4G proprietary WWAN networks.
Running on the UTX-3115 fanless and wide-temp embedded box is the pre-integrated Intel Gateway Solutions for IoT, which bundles together Wind River IDP2.0 technology, McAfee* security functionality, and a wide variety of connectivity protocols, developer tools, and programming environments. This brings the benefits of IoT to legacy infrastructures with local device management and data sharing through a system of systems approach. Embedded systems customers can enjoy benefits such as not needing to replace existing infrastructure equipment and devices, being able to securely aggregate, share, and filter data from the edge to the cloud, and being able to focus on adding new value-added services.
Remotely manage multiple devices with SUSIAccess
UTX-3115 is also bundled with Advantech SUSIAccess, which provides remote device management and system recovery powered by Acronis, and system protection powered by McAfee, allowing users to easily monitor, configure, control, and even recover multiple systems through a single console from a remote site. For example, in building energy management, UTX-3115 is able to acquire data from local or remote sensors or actuator devices, send it to the cloud to be turned into actionable information, and have it received back for processing. SUSIAccess allows users to easily check this information to control and monitor all the sensors or actuator devices inside buildings and alert in case of any abnormal energy distribution.UTX-3115 fanless & wide-temp embedded box features:
- Built in Intel Atom E3800 processor; low power consumption, high performance delivery
- Supports two gigabit Ethernet and two miniPCIE cards for WiFi and 3G/4G module
- Rich I/O with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and one RS232/RS485 port for data communication
- Palm-size, with wide temperature supports under -20 ~ 60degC