AAEON Releases Powerful Intel® Core(TM) i7 Fanless Embedded Box PC and SBCs
AAEON Technology Inc
5F, No. 135
Press release date: August 16, 2013
Taipei, Taiwan — AAEON, a major developer of industrial computing solutions, today unveils the TKS-G21-QM77B Fanless Embedded Box Computer along with two powerful embedded single board computers conforming to the EPIC and 5.25” compact form factors. Based on Intel® 3rd Generation CPUs and Intel QM77 chipset, these products offer economical high performance computing solutions with cutting edge features that translate into reliable, long-term functionality, easy integration and customization across a range of demanding application environments.
The fanless EPIC-QM77 is equipped with up to 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM for fast access to critical data, and an option of high performance Intel Core i7-3555LE CPU or cost efficient Intel Celeron® 847E processor. It also features a CPU and Platform Controller Hub (PCH) Soldered Down design with matching heat spreader, allowing it to be attached to interior walls of vehicles or machines for excellent large surface heat dissipation, while facilitating peripheral installation and maintenance for system installers. As a result of its industry leading design, the EPIC-QM77 is well suited for Industrial Automation, Security system monitoring and various Government and Defense applications.
Packed with some of the industry’s richest I/O configurations, the EPIC-QM77 offers connectivity features such as two Intel 10/100/1000Base-TX LAN ports, with one of the LAN chips being interchangeable to support IEEE 1588, a Precision Time Protocol used to synchronize clocks throughout a computer network for synchronized control and operation, especially critical in today’s advanced factories. In addition, the EPIC-QM77 packs one Mini Card for 3G, WiFi expandability, six COM ports, a 16-bit Digital I/O interface and PCI-104 with optional Trusted Platform Module Security. The EPIC-QM77 also has excellent multimedia capabilities with simultaneous triple view displays at Full HD 1080P resolutions, DVI, dual 24-bit LVDS interfaces and optional HDMI with the option of having an onboard touch screen controller. For media and data storage, the EPIC-QM77 has two high-speed SATA 3.0 with one shared with the mSATA interface. This board’s many interfaces and expansions offer a turn-key solution for a wide variety of applications in industrial, media and commercial markets.
The 5.25” PCM-QM77 Compact SBC offers processor performance options via its socket type CPU design, while meeting fanless requirements to operate in 0°C ~ 60°C environments and meet the needs for rugged durability. The PCM-QM77 is well suited for unmanned ticket machines, industrial automation, medical equipment, 3D printers and parking systems. Like the EPIC-QM77, PCM-QM77 offers fast USB 3.0 access to connected devices for tremendous data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps (gigabits per second). With ten COM ports, 16-bit Digital I/O, PCIe[x16], PCI slot and legacy support of LPT connectivity, this SBC can manage a great number of peripherals. As for media and data storage, the PCM-QM77 has two high speed SATA interfaces and offers both mSATA and CFAST™ storage options. The PCM-QM77 also has excellent multimedia capabilities with simultaneous duel view displays using CRT/DVI or LVDS and Full HD 1080P resolutions, as well as full touch screen support.
The TKS-G21-QM77B Fanless Embedded Box Computer for Intel 3rd Generation Core i7/i3/ or Celeron Mobile Processors, offers up to 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz System Memory and a range of I/O connections to suit the most demanding of applications. These includes two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 in addition to two Gigabit Ethernet connections, CFast and Mini Card expansion offering Wireless connectivity options as well as three COM Ports and 2.5” SSD or SATA HD storage options. The TKS-G21-QM77B is an easy to maintain system offering convenient access to RAM, CFast and Mini Card slots from the bottom I/O cover and boasts extended temperature operation of 0°C ~ 50°C. The TKS-G21-QM77B also offers multi-display Full HD visuals via VGA and HDMI interfaces.
With a wide range of Intel CPU compatibility for any performance or budget needs and full support for Embedded Software API and utilities, these platforms represent some of the best performing and most efficient designs available today. They offer easy integration, durability and longevity in addition to other convenient options such as AAEON’s acclaimed Hi-Manager remote management software based on Intel Active Management Technology 8.0 (iAMT 8.0), which allows for remote system recovery and BIOS level remote KVM functionality. With these cutting edge design features and their compatibility with a legacy system, engineers can easily integrate these powerful embedded computers into their currently established systems for immediate gains in productivity.
Whenever Microsoft® Windows® platform is used, customers can easily create their own user interface without additional coding simply by downloading the AAEON Hi-Safe program. The EPIC-QM77, PCM-QM77 and TKS-G21-QM77B support all common operating systems such as Windows® XP, Windows® 7 and Linux Fedora. For more product and service information, please contact one of AAEON’s regional sales representatives or visit www.aaeon.com.
About AAEON’s Intel QM77 Embedded Box PC and Single Board Computers
• Supports powerful Intel 3rd Generation Core i7 Processors
• Fanless design (TKS-G21-QM77B and EPIC-QM77)
• Feature rich, diverse connectivity
• Remote management via Intel AMT 8.0
Hi-Safe is an AAEON-developed program geared towards SDKs for UIs with Microsoft® Windows® platforms. The AAEON Hi-Safe program provides an easy way to develop the customer’s software, including watchdog, system monitoring, Super I/O, fan, temperature and voltage data, DIO information, SMBus address detection, Backlight controller and UPS data. Since it is based on the user interface SDK, there are no additional coding efforts required. By downloading this free coding, customers are able to create their own user interfaces effortlessly.
The AAEON Hi-Manager is a tool based on the Intel Active Management Technology 8.0 (iAMT 8.0) and has backward compatibility with earlier versions of iAMT. This allows users to locate all iAMT devices within the intranet, power On/Off target devices remotely, set power On/Off scheduling, arrange device groupings for better management, offer event logs and timer settings to wake up devices at specified times, recover systems that have crashed from virtual CD-ROM, remote KVM management and access to target device hardware information for asset management. Hi-Manager can be installed on all AAEON platforms and can remotely manage AAEON client devices that use Intel Q77, QM77 chipsets and run Microsoft® Windows® XP, Window® 7 Operating Systems.
AAEON is a leading manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides integrated solutions, hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide. Reliable and high quality computing platforms include industrial motherboards and systems, industrial displays, rugged tablets, PC/104 modules, PICMG half-size and full-size boards and COM modules, embedded SBCs, embedded controllers and related accessories. AAEON also offers customized end-to-end services from initial product conceptualization and product development on through to volume manufacturing and after-sales service programs. AAEON is an Associate member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance.
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