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Advantech Releases High-Performance Compact Fanless Embedded Computer for Automation and Kiosk Applications

Date: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 2020, Taipei – Advantech, a leading provider of a global AIoT platform and service, is pleased to announce ARK-1551, a compact high-performance fanless computer featuring an Intel® i5-8365UE/Celeron® 4305UE system-on-chip (SoC). ARK-1551 supports multiple I/O to facilitate easy integration in harsh limited-space environments. This embedded computer complies with global certifications (CE/FCC/UL/CB/BSMI/CCC), accepts 12~24V power (-10%/+20% input), and features a vibration/shock-resistant design capable of functioning in broad temperature ranges (-20 ~ 55 °C/-4 ~ 131 °F). When paired with Advantech’s edge AI VEGA modules, this fanless computer can function as an AI inference system that satisfies demands for versatile AI image recognition. Because of its compact size, excellent computing power, durability, and ability to function in harsh environments, ARK-1551 is ideal for applications in factory/machine automation control cabinets, industrial equipment computers, and semi-outdoor signage.

Powerful Computing in a Compact Form Factor

Advantech’s ARK-1551 is an exceedingly compact high-performance fanless system powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-8365UE/Celeron® 4305UE SoC. This embedded computer supports dual DDR4 SODIMM memory (individual slots support up to 2400MHz 16GB with dual slots yielding a 32GB capacity). ARK-1551 accepts Advantech’s SQFlash NVMe SSDs, which deliver fast read/write speeds. Additionally, by utilizing Advantech’s VEGA-300 edge AI modules, ARK-1551 can function as an AI inference system for visually based AI in robotics, drone, retail, and transportation applications.

Multi-Functional Design

ARK-1551 is a multi-functional computer offering 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1 x VGA, 1 x 4K HDMI, 4 x COM, 1 x DIO, and 2 x Intel® GbE LAN. This embedded computer provides 1 x mini PCIe slot and 1 x M.2 2230 E key slot for convenient device integration. Using Intel® RAID 0/1 software, ARK-1551 accommodates two independent storage solutions—1 x 2.5” removable HDD/SSD bay and 1 x mSATA to improve adaptability for diverse applications.

Equipped With WISE-DeviceOn Intelligent Management Software

Remote monitoring and management via a centralized platform enables predictive maintenance and efficient troubleshooting while minimizing IoT device downtime. Advantech’s WISE-DeviceOn software platform features a suite of programmable APIs including a multi-level watchdog, hardware monitor, system restore mechanism, and other user-friendly interfaces. With the inclusion of WISE-DeviceOn, ARK-1551 can be used for remotely managing, monitoring, configuring, and controlling numerous terminals to ensure easy maintenance and recovery.

Key Features

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365UE /Celeron® 4305UE SoC
  • Dual DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM memory up to 32GB
  • 1 x swappable 2.5” SATA HDD drive bay and 1 x mSATA slot, supports Intel® software RAID 0/1
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x Intel® GbE LAN, 4 x RS-232/422/485, and 8-bit GPIO
  • 4K HDMI and VGA dual independent displays
  • 1 x full-size mPCIe with nano SIM holder and 1 x M.2 2230 E Key
  • Supports Advantech SQFlash PCIex2 NVMe storage 
  • 12 ~ 24V @ -10%/+20% wide range power input
  • Bundled with Advantech WISE-DeviceOn software

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