Based on the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 the Kontron KBox standards-based, low maintenance, fanless and battery-free machine-to-machine platform is purpose designed to serve as an intelligent gateway in a wide range of data intensive IoT applications including those increasingly required in industrial automation, transportation and communications.
Supporting Kontron’s embedded application programming interface (KEAPI) and Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things, the KBox A-202 is quickly and easily deployable by OEM and SI customers looking to exploit the full potential of the IoT by extending their systems to connect with next-generation intelligent infrastructures. To this end the extremely compact KBox A-202 system comes complete with a wide range of industrial interfaces for enabling the easy integration of new and legacy installations as well as several connectivity options including wireless LTE (4G), GSM (2G/3G) or WiFi support.
“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.
The new Kontron Box PC KBox A-202 comes in a modular design based on the SMARC form factor standard and features the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family and up to 8 gigabytes of ECC memory. For local data acquisition, the new Box PC offers a broad range of industrial interfaces such as 2x Gbit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, as well as an optional CAN bus and/or Profibus interface, whereas legacy installations benefit from two serial interfaces (RS232/485). For wireless connection to the cloud or the local network, the Kontron K-Box A-202 can be equipped with LTE (4G) and GSM (2G/3G) or WiFi. Three external antenna connectors enable high signal quality. The integrated SSD with up to 64 gigabytes capacity offers rugged as well as fast storage capacity for OS and data. An integrated TPM for increased data security rounds off the feature set. All these features come in a maintenance-free design in Kontron ‘wartungsfrei’ quality and an extremely compact footprint of only 56,8 mm x 150 mm x 95 mm (H x W x D).