Technology advances have blurred the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, and given rise to the next great industrial revolution known as the Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0. As a result, today’s factories require intelligent, interconnected systems linked to cloud services and big data analysis to drive greater manufacturing efficiency, flexibility, and responsiveness.
We provide the foundation for shaping the smart factory of the future with our market-leading range of VIA Industrial Automation Solutions. Combining rich multimedia and HMI capabilities with seamless I/O and wireless connectivity to manufacturing equipment and production networks, VIA Industrial Automation Solutions include a wide selection of ruggedized low power systems that can be rapidly customized to deliver reliable 24/7 operation in even the most challenging factory environments.
VIA Industrial Automation Solutions enable you to minimize development and management costs for sophisticated factory IoT system deployments. In addition to increasing manufacturing efficiency and flexibility by facilitating the collection, processing, and display of critical production data, they also reduce operational costs through real-time monitoring of the status of production machinery and the energy consumption of equipment, lighting, and air-conditioning. Core applications include the following:
Rich I/O connectivity options for collecting mission-critical data from manufacturing equipment, air-conditioning and heating systems, lighting fixtures and sensors.
Monitoring and Control:
Redundant networking options to ensure 24/7 remote monitoring and control of even the most isolated installations.
Real-time data processing and analysis to safeguard against equipment breakdowns, ensure optimum production efficiency, and minimize labor, material and energy costs.
Real-time display of critical manufacturing data in rich user-friendly formats to improve operator productivity and optimize production flows.
VIA Starter Kits
By combining a board, connectivity module, screen, cabling, and BSP into an integrated package that can be rapidly customized to meet specific requirements, the VIA Starter Kits accelerate the development of all-in-one HMI systems for the display of and interaction with relevant factory data in rich multimedia formats.
This starter kit features a highly-integrated board, an optional 17” display, and a Linux BSP optimized to enable HTML5-based digital signage applications to provide a flexible and reliable solution for a wide variety of industrial HMI usage scenarios.
This starter kit comprises a highly-integrated board, an optional 10.1” LVDS projective capacitive touch screen, an optional Wi-Fi module, and an optimized Android 4.2 BSP to provide an affordable solution for touch-based industrial HMI applications.
Combining ultra-reliable operation and low power consumption with advanced functionality and performance, VIA Systems have been installed in manufacturing facilities around the world for a wide range of industrial automation applications. They include a variety of robust system platforms with a wealth of customization options.
This high-performance fanless ruggedized system is a powerful and flexible solution for the collection, processing, and analysis of high volumes of critical data from factory equipment and sensors.
This rugged ultra-compact fanless system provides a proven low-power solution for machinery and equipment management monitoring and control applications with multiple hardware and software customization options.
This sleek fanless system is an affordable and flexible system platform for facility and equipment energy management data collection and visualization applications.
This high-performance fanless panel PC with a 10.4″ TFT LCD resistive or projective capacitive touch screen is ideal for industrial HMI applications requiring low power consumption, noise-free operation, and multiple I/O ports.
This compact fanless Android media player offers dual independent Full HD screen support for a host of industrial digital signage and data display applications.
VIA Smart Industrial Automation Solutions are based on a modular design approach that facilitates rapid hardware and software customization. Key customization options include:
With a wide selection of RS-232, RS-485, USB, GPIO, and DIO ports, VIA Industrial Automation Solutions provide a wealth of connectivity options to both modern and legacy equipment and systems. Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 4G networking options ensure high-speed network connections for mission-critical applications such as remote monitoring and control.
Operational Environment Optimization
With their ruggedized form factors, low power consumption, and wide operating temperature ranges, VIA Industrial Automation Solutions can be optimized to operate in the most demanding factory environments.
Drawing on a wealth Android, Linux and Windows software development experience and expertise and easy-to-use BSPs and SDKs, including the VIA Smart ETK, we provide a complete range of software customization services for optimizing the compatibility, performance, I/O connectivity, and peripheral integration of VIA Industrial Automation Solutions across multiple platforms.
Superior Reliability and Longevity
Built to the highest quality standards, VIA Industrial Automation Solutions undergo rigorous testing to ensure optimum reliability in even the toughest manufacturing environments. To meet the extended life-cycle needs of our customers, longevity support for up to seven years is provided for selected models.