One of the new challenges arising with the use of edge, fog, and cloud architectures is the connection of components to each other and to the public cloud. An important element of developing a solution capturing all pieces is the IoT framework SUSiEte
At the field, or edge level, data is collected by industrial computers, e.g. by gateways, which process, filter, analyze and act on these data in real-time right at the device.
Edge, fog and cloud applications demand increasing computing power. The interfaces to sensors or machines often require non-standard solutions. Especially in smaller machines, space is limited or restricted in some dimension and need a special solution.
Today, the connection from the sensor device to the embedded cloud takes place via real-time data communication, on sensor and edge level - for example Industrial Ethernet or fieldbuses - and gateways , which provide the transformation of real time data into the informational area.
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Kontron's KBox A-150-WKL for data-intensive IoT Edge applications
New KBox A-series industrial computer with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ U processors offers extensive functionality and increased computing power
Ismaning, October 07, 2021 - Kontron, a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), is expanding its KBox A-series with the KBox A-150-WKL Box PC. With 8th Gen Intel® Core™ U or Intel® Celeron® processors, the KBox A-150-WKL delivers high computing performance with low power consumption. The compact Box PC offers a wide range of interfaces as well as numerous expansion options, predestining it for use in fieldbus environments and process control as well as for industrial firewalls and many other embedded applications. The KBox A-150-WKL can be easily integrated into a wide range of industrial environments by means of a DIN rail mounting option.
The KBox A-150-WKL is the latest member of the KBox family and has been specially designed for IoT gateway applications in industrial environments. The built-in 3.5" SBC combines powerful SoC processor technology, a compact design and extensive connectivity. With the integrated Intel® Core™ i3-8145UE/i5-8365UE/i7-8665UE or Celeron® 4305UE processors with up to four processing cores and 4.4 GHz (burst) each, the new Box PC supports OEM manufacturers and system integrators in realizing the full potential of their IoT infrastructures. Thanks to the compact design of 50 x 180 x 134 mm and the flexible DIN rail mounting option, the KBox A-150-WKL can also be used easily in small installation spaces. The fanless, robust design with rotatable heat sink guarantees an extended service life as well as high availability in harsh industrial environments at temperatures between 0 °C and 50 °C.
The CPU provides two serial RS232/422/485 interfaces for connecting the KBox A-150-WKL to the sensor and machine environment. For high connectivity, it has been equipped with numerous other interfaces, including two DisplayPort, four USB 3.1 and two Gigabit Ethernet connections with IEEE1588 support. In addition, the system offers 3x M.2 expansion slots, which can for instance be used for integrating SSD storage or WWAN functionality. Optionally, the KBox A-150-WKL can be extended with WiFi or audio functionalities or even up to two CAN ports.
Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As part of the S&T technology group, Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com
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