Press Release Summary:
Featuring IntelÂ® 910GMLE Express chipset, Model ARK-3400 supports dual displays and holds up to 2 Gb of DDR2 SODIMM memory. Its range of I/O includes 6 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Giga LAN connectors, 4 serial ports, 2 PCI slots, and MiniPCI slot for WLAN. Including extruded aluminum heat sink enabling operation from -4 to +131Â°F, fanless unit comes with 2.5 in. SATA HDD bay, eSATA panel connector, and CF card slot. Options for OSs include Win XP/Win XPe/Win CE/Linux Fedora Core 9.0.
Original Press Release:
Mid-Level Box IPC Offers Best Bang for the Buck
Irvine, California, Aug 3rd, 2009 - Advantech, the leading industrial computer manufacturer, is pleased to announce the release of the latest in its ARK 3000 series-an economical Celeron® M-based Box IPC with Intel® 910GMLE Express chipset and excellent I/O connectivity. The ARK-3400 offers a fanless computing solution based on the Celeron® Mobile processor (370 or 373), and supports up to 2 GB of standard DDR2 SODIMM memory. This system is especially well-suited to applications as a gate controller, or ticket vending machine, POI, or for in-vehicle installations for applications that deliver schedule information, news, advertising, or emergency bulletins to passengers.
Lots of I/O
With a long I/O coastline, the ARK-3400 offers lots of connectors, lots of functionality: six USB 2.0 ports, two Giga LAN connectors, four serial ports including two RS-232 plus two RS-232/422/485 with autoflow control, two PCI slot, and one MiniPCI slot, which can be used for wireless LAN. There is CF card support, and 16-bit GPIO. For data storage there is one 2.5" SATA HDD bay, and one eSATA panel connector. There is also a CF card slot behind a handy access door.
Excellent Display Options in a Stable System
The low power Intel® 910GMLE Express chipset provides optimized integrated graphics capability, including dual display. DVI-I independent display capabilities consist of VGA, DVI, and VGA + DVI. LVDS and LVDS backlight are also supported, and the ARK-3400 can optionally be outfitted with a 48-bit LVDS for high resolution display. The LVDS option adds a couple more dual display possibilities: VGA + LVDS, and DVI + LVDS. And mic in, line in, and line out capabilities will fulfill most audio needs.
The extruded aluminum heat sink is an integral part of the case in this fanless design. Passive heat dissipation makes for a stable, long-lasting system that can operate reliably from -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F). The cable-free interior architecture also contributes to the durability of this build.
There's a Trip in Its Future
Advantech has extensive experience placing industrial computers in the transportation industry, and the ARK-3400 should be no exception. Ticket vendor, gate controller, information kiosk, and in-vehicle installations should be natural roles for this cost-effective box IPC.
Operating system options include: Win XP, Win XPe, Win CE, Linux Fedora Core 9.0.
The ARK-3400 will be available in July, 2009.
The ARK-3400 Box Industrial PC
Never has your money bought more IPC. If you're in the IPC market, it's a great time to buy.
For further information please contact an Advantech office or simply email us at BoxIPC@advantech.com.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform services provider of web-based technology, computing platforms, and customization services that 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 3,400 talented people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 18 countries and 39 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com).