ARK-6000 Series Chassis Receives Innovative Products Award in China

Irvine, California, February 19, 2009 - Advantech, the global leading ePlatform service provider, is pleased to announce Advantech's Compact Embedded Computer Chassis, the ARK-6000 Series, has had the honor of receiving two "2008 Innovative Products" awards, one at the China Industrial Control Website Annual Appraisal Ceremony, and the other at the China Automation Website Annual Appraisal. Featuring front I/O interfaces, a powerful embedded centralized platform, unique industrial design, and qualified thermal performance, the ARK-6000 Series was chosen for the outstanding usability that it presents to system integrators.

With leading comprehensive information in the industry, and 700,000 industrial registered users' trust, plus close cooperation with nearly 500 dominant automation suppliers, the China Industrial Control Website Annual Appraisal Awards Ceremony attracted the participation of many online users. According to the statistics, some 7,000 registered users joined in the voting, with many expressing their high anticipation to find out the winners of the primary awards. Awards were made for creative products, distinguished papers, distinguished application cases, hottest annual news, and distinguished moderators of the China Industrial Control Website forum, best technical support, and distinguished blog of China Industrial Control Website.

Professionals commented that the Advantech ARK-6000 series carries high modularity, flexibility and compactness all designed in. With just a few components, Advantech can provide the best and most cost-effective solution for customer applications.

The Advantech ARK-6000 series provides a complete solution for space-limited industrial applications, and is ready now to order. Offering the rich functionality and scalable performance of Advantech Mini-ITX motherboards, the ARK-6000 series make ideal platforms for fast-emerging markets requiring versatile display, rich I/O connectivity, and low power dissipation. Please contact your local Advantech representative for more information.

The Highlights for the Fanless ARK-6310 Compact Systems

o Built-in CPU up to Intel® Core(TM) 2 Duo 1.06 GHz

o Multiple control and communication I/O of Gigabit Ethernet, USB and COM ports

o ATX and wide range of DC input voltage supported: 14 ~ 24 VDC

o Fanless, ultra compact, robust construction

o Anti-vibration cushion design on 2.5" HDD-bay ensures maximum reliability

o Bottom access cover design provides for easy maintenance on CompactFlash socket and Mini PCI socket

o Ruggedized handle for robust mobility

o Built-in mounting bracket supports wall mounting and table mounting, with optional support of VESA mounting bracket

The Highlights for the fan-based ARK-6610/ARK-6620 Chassis

o Front I/O interfaces with one expansion slot

o Reserves various cutouts for COM, DVI/LVDS, S/C-video, USB, and WLAN antenna

o Shockproof disk drive bay for one slim CD/DVD-ROM and one 3.5" hard disk

o Bottom cover access to CF or Mini PCI on the solder side of motherboard

o Optional 180 W or 270 W AC ATX PFC power supply with power cord hook

o LED indicators for system fault detection

o Easy-to-maintain system fan and reusable filter

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform services provider of web-based technology, computing platforms, and customization services to empower innovations in the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with solution partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions in 5 main categories: Industrial & Network Computing, Embedded Computing, Applied Computing, eVideo solutions, and eAutomation. With more than 2,700 talented people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 36 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. (Corporate Website:

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