Leading embedded computer provider, Advantech, launches new palm-sized embedded system EPC-U2117
Available from Advantech Premier Partner APC Embedded, Advantech has announced its latest addition to its embedded PC range – the U Series.
The new EPC-U2117 has been designed with dual display output, multiple I/O and wide range 12-24V DC power inputs. The embedded PC is ideal for smart vending machines, digital signage, smart kiosk, and more. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Linux OS, the EPC-U2117 has Advantech’s WISE-PaaS DeviceOn intelligent software integrated, adding remote system monitoring and management.
EPC-U2117 Fanless & Wide-Temp Support
- Intel® Atom® E3900, series processor; low power, high performance
- Supports two gigabit Ethernet and one M.2 & one Full-Size mini PCIe module for Wi-Fi, 3G/LTE, mSATA modules
- Multiple I/O with 4 x USB 3.0 ports, RS-232 (optional for MDB) and ccTalk (optional for RS422/RS485) ports for data communication
- Wide range power input support—12~24V DC input for industry and transportation
- Palm-sized with extended temperature support under -20 ~ 60°C
- Supports Win10 Enterprise 64-bit and Linux OS
- Advantech WISE-PaaS/DeviceON SW built-in
- Certificated with AWS Greengrass & Microsoft Azure IoT Edge
Fanless, palm-sized design with an optimised thermal solution
The EPC-U2117 features a palm-sized metal chassis measuring only 170 x 117 x 52.6mm. It is ideal for mounting as a desktop PC, via wall or DIN-Rail mount. The top extruded aluminium passive heatsink thermal solution is designed for -20 ~60°C wide temperature operation. Integrating two expansion slots including one M.2 for Wi-Fi or GPU module and one full-size Mini PCIe for 3G/LTE connection or mSATA storage, the EPC-U2117 reserves 4 antenna apertures to support wireless connections.
With its optimized thermal design and two independent add-on modules for maximum performance, the EPC-U2117 offers the best solution for outdoor, harsh environment and space-limited applications, such as:
- Outdoor vending machines
- Passenger information systems
- Digital signage
- Smart kiosks
Wide range power source and dedicated I/O design for kiosk and automation
The EPC-U2117 is an ideal choice for applications needing a wide-range of power. Offerings 12V to 24V DC input enables direct use of the system from different power supplies without extra adapters. The EPC-U2117 comes with multiple connectivities and expansion options including one RS-232 and one ccTalk. Furthermore, Intel’s latest processor with better performance makes it fit for smart vending machines or smart kiosks and digital signage. The COM port can also be customized to MDB and RS-422/485 for device control and payment device. It offers four USB 3.0 ports, one audio jack, dual gigabit LAN ports and CANBus for general system control.
WISE-PaaS DeviceOn and dual storage for the best system reliability and security
The EPC-U2117 supports multiple storage options, which includes onboard eMMC up to 128GB, mSATA, and 2.5” SSD/HDD for flexibility. Customers can install OS and key data in eMMC for the best security protection and reliability. Additionally, the EPC-U2117 can use mSATA or SATA SSD for better storage performance and high data transfer. The EPC-U2117 comes with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS DeviceOn software, which offers remote management. This enables system monitoring for better device performance, security, reliability and predictive maintenance. WISE-PaaS also supports BIOS/FW OTA to upgrade the system and devices with the latest firmware to keep everything running at peak performance.
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