Kontron has announced the launch of the KBox A-202. It is an industrial computer platform supporting Intel gateway solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
BASED ON THE INTEL ATOM PROCESSOR E3800 the fanless and battery-free machine-to-machine platform from Kontron is designed to serve as a gateway in a range of data intensive IoT applications including those increasingly required in industrial automation, transportation, and communication.
The industrial computer platform comes in a design based on the Smarc form factor standard and features the Intel Atom processor E3800 product series and up to 8 GiB of ECC memory. For local data acquisition, the box PC offers a range of industrial interfaces such as an optional CAN and/or Profibus interface, 2x Ethernet, as well as 2x USB 2.0. For wireless connection to the Cloud or the local network, the Kontron KBox A-202 can be equipped with LTE (4G) and GSM (2G/3G) or WiFi. Three external antenna connectors enable the signal quality. The integrated SSD with up to 64 GiB capacity offers storage capacity for operating systems and data. An integrated TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for increased data security is also provided. According to the company, all these features come in a maintenance-free design and with a footprint of 56,8 mm x 150 mm x 95 mm.
Supporting Kontron’s embedded application programming interface (KEAPI) and Intel gateway solutions for the Internet of Things, the KBox A-202 is deployable by OEM and SI customers looking to exploit the full potential of the IoT by extending their systems to connect with next-generation infrastructures.
“KBox A-202 is the latest example of Kontron’s commitment to designing IoT ready systems that support Intel gateway solutions for the Internet of Things. This pre-validated, scalable, and future-proofed platform will provide engineers power, flexibility and additional peace of mind as they strive to integrate and interconnect new and old systems on an unprecedented scale,” said Jens Wiegand, CTO at Kontron.
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