Kontron Box PC with IoT Gateway solutions from Intel
November 20, 2015
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 20, 2015 – Kontron has launched the KBox A-202, a Box PC supporting Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Based on the Intel AtomTM processor E3800 this fanless and battery-free machine-to-machine platform is designed to serve as an “intelligent gateway” in a range of data intensive IoT applications including those increasingly required in industrial automation, transportation and communications, says the company. Supporting Kontron’s embedded application programming interface (KEAPI) and Intel Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things, the KBox A-202 claims to be 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. For local data acquisition, the Box PC offers various 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 Wi-Fi.