Advantech is announcing a range of platforms based on 6th generation Intel Core processors including industrial motherboards, slot single-board computers (SBCs), modular IPCs, industrial serverboards, and transportation platforms. With enhanced CPU performance, media and graphics capabilities, and security and power efficiency, these new platforms are well suited to powering intelligent systems designed for diverse markets, such as industrial automation, video surveillance, medical, gaming and transportation infrastructure.
The main benefits of increased IoT adoption will enhance efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership. Advantech endeavours to promote this progress by designing products in accordance with the Intel Intelligent Systems Framework. Linda Tsai, Associate Vice President of Advantech's Intelligent Systems Group says: "To penetrate the global IoT market, Advantech is committed to developing platforms based on Intel technology at every strategic point. Advantech has built a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions, ranging from high-performance industrial servers, edge computers, and modular industrial computers, through to vertically focused transportation systems and intelligent video solutions. We not only have strong design capabilities and industry-proven success, but also provide flexible and dynamic customisation (design-to-order) and local system integration (configure-to-order) services to cope with rapidly evolving technologies. The products launched today all serve as catalysts for converting massive volumes of data from numerous sources into value-added information."
Samuel Cravatta, product line director for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, adds: "Intel has partnered with Advantech to develop a broad range of exciting products to build tomorrow's IoT devices today. The enhanced graphics and compute performance, power efficiency and new features provided by 6th generation Intel Core processors are built into Advantech's latest products, and we are confident this cutting-edge lineup will enable their customers to build a wide range of solutions to meet any IOT application."
6th Gen Intel Core technology advances intelligent systems
Using 6th generation Intel Core i7/i5 processors and the Intel Q170 chipset, Advantech has designed several industrial-grade boards (PCE-5129, PCE-5029, AIMB-785, and AIMB-705) in the form factors PICMG 1.3 SBC and ATX.
Also based on a 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor chipset, Advantech has developed modular IPCs (MIC-7500 (pictured above), AIIS-3400, AIIS-3410 and AIIS-5410) for the machine automation market. With the successful deployment of intelligent rolling stock systems, ITA-5231 and ITA-5831 were developed to substantially enhance the performance of passenger information systems, media broadcasting, and in-train surveillance applications while consuming less power.
Advantech has also incorporated an Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v5 series and Intel C236 chipsets into its new PICMG 1.3 SBC, PCE-7129, and server-grade motherboards, ASMB-585 and ASMB-785. Equipped with an upgraded processor and DDR4 memory support, these devices can easily deliver increased computing efficiency for applications that require high-performance computing. Regarding ASMB-785, the embedded quad LAN, onboard BMC connector, and IPMI-1000 (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) extension module provide out-of-band remote management, real-time and centralised management, and KVM over IP remote control functionalities along with user-friendly interfaces and utilities.
These new boards and systems are equipped with multiple OS and support for software such as Advantech SUSIAccess and WISE-Cloud, and will be available from Q4 of 2015. For more information about these or any other Advantech products, contact your local sales team or visit the website www.advantech.eu.