As Embedded World 2018 approaches, we will be publishing a series of profiles of the key platforms and systems that we will show at the VIA booth #2-551 in Hall 2 of the Nuremberg Exhibition Center.
One of the most significant trends we are seeing this year is a huge growth in demand for edge computing systems for a variety of industrial IoT, smart building, and smart retail applications. The most important reason for this is that it is much quicker and more cost-effective to process, analyze, and act on data captured by sensors such as cameras using a local edge computing system rather than to send a constant stream of raw data to the corporate network or cloud over costly and often low-bandwidth wireless connections.
With our family of edge computing solutions, our vision is to remove the complexity of developing and deploying edge computing systems for almost any environment – whether it be a busy factory floor connected to a CNC machine or on a remote hilltop enabling the remote monitoring of a wind turbine.
Leveraging the rich experience we have accumulated in the design and development of mission-critical embedded systems for leading OEMs worldwide, we have the necessary hardware, software, and integration knowledge and expertise to provide ultra-reliable edge computing solutions that can be customized to meet even the most demanding usage requirements for almost any application.
One of our core strengths is the ability to support a myriad of legacy and modern I/O standards to enable seamless integration with a plethora of sensors, machinery, and equipment. A good example of our approach to enabling flexible backward I/O compatibility is the VIA ARTiGO A600 smart automation control system.
With its support for four 3-pole Phoenix RS-485 ports with full 3.75KV isolation, a COM connector for an RS-232 port, a DIO port for 8-bit GPIO, as well as two mini USB ports, this ultra-compact fanless system provides a wealth of connectivity options for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting equipment. It also comes with a built-in Ethernet port and optional Wi-Fi module to enable reliable communications between the equipment and the enterprise network or cloud for remote online monitoring and management applications that minimize operation and maintenance costs.
To learn more about the VIA ARTiGO A600 smart automation control system, please visit the product page here or download the brochure. More information about all the Edge Computing solutions we will have on display at Embedded World 2018 can be found here.