Box PC with Intel IoT Gateway solutions, by Kontron

August 19, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
The KBox A-202 offers increased pre-integrated intelligence and multiple connectivity options for internet-connected devices. Kontron’s Box PC supports Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things.

Based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 this standards-based, low maintenance, fanless and battery-free machine-to-machine platform is designed to serve as an intelligent gateway in 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 deployable by OEM and SI customers looking to exploit the full potential of the IoT by extending their systems to connect with intelligent infrastructures. The KBox A-202 system comes complete with a wide range of industrial interfaces for integration of new and legacy installations as well as several connectivity options including wireless LTE (4G), GSM (2G/3G) or WiFi support.

The new Kontron Box PC KBox A-202 comes in a modular design based on the SMARC form factor standard and uses the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family and up to 8 GB of ECC memory. For local data acquisition, the Box PC offers a range of industrial interfaces such as 2x Gbit Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, as well as an optional CAN bus and/or Profibus interface, and for legacy installations, 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 GB capacity offers rugged as well as fast storage capacity for OS and data. There is an integrated TPM for increased data security. All these features come in a maintenance-free design in Kontron ‘wartungsfrei’ quality and a compact footprint of 56.8 x 150 x 95 mm (H x W x D).

Kontron; www.kontron.com/products/systems/industrial-computers/kbox-a-series/kbox-a-202.html