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Motherboard for high performance in 2.5” format
Kontron has announced that it is expanding its product line in the Pico-ITX form factor with the pITX-APL V2.0 embedded motherboard, which is equipped with Intel Atom E39xx and Intel Celeron N3350/J3455 two- and quad-core CPUs and features improved performance with an extended range of functions.
Kontron motherboards ‘Designed by Fujitsu’
For insiders, it didn't really come as a surprise when Kontron announced that it would take over Fujitsu's motherboard business at the Augsburg location. As a supplier of IoT/embedded computing technology, Kontron has experience in embedded systems and the corresponding services, and has launched the 'Designed by Fujitsu' boards..
SMARC module supports 8GB memory
Kontron has expanded its product portfolio with the -sAL28 version of the SMARC module. The module in the short size form factor of only 82x50mm complies with the SMARC 2.1 standard soon to be published by the SGET Standardisation Group. The NXP Dual Cortex A72 LS1028A processor and a 3D GPU make the module powerful and flexibly deployable.
Small SoM module with high-performance processor
Kontron has announced that it will present its new small SoM module based on the latest processor and memory technology at the embedded world trade fair in Nuremberg. The new SoM SL i.MX8M Mini provides an excellent and cost-effective basis for individual board and application developments.
Embedded Box-PC with compact design
Kontron has announced that it now offers its KBox B-202-CFL Embedded Box-PC with Intel Core 9th generation processors, which with up to eight processor cores provide a performance boost with constant power dissipation. Thus, the KBox B-202-CFL effortlessly handles computationally complex processes and large amounts of data.
Motherboard suited for demanding graphics applications
Kontron has announced that it will present the D3713-V/R mITX industrial motherboard based on the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 and R1000 line at this year's embedded world tradeshow. It features the SoC integrated AMD Radeon Vega GPU with particularly brilliant graphics and supports up to four independent displays in 4K resolution via DisplayPorts, one Embedded DisplayPort and a dual-channel LVDS (24bit).
Five technology trends set to shape the industry in 2020
Here, Hannes Niederhauser, CEO at Kontron and Chairman of the Management Board of the S&T Group, has considered five technology trends to be the defining themes for the industry in 2020, including edge computing, real-time networks including 5G, new standards for embedded platforms, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
IoT solutions for digitisation at embedded world
Kontron has announced that it will be presenting Computer-on-Modules, SBCs and motherboards of all leading standards with the latest processors from Intel, AMD and NXP, as well as x86 and ARM-based computer systems and panel PCs at embedded world in Nuremberg between February 25th and 27th, 2020.
Open frame industrial monitor for cost-effective visualisation
With the Open Frame Monitor, Kontron presents the latest addition to its portfolio of monitors for industrial applications. The Open Frame Monitor is based on a visualisation module with an integrated video controller that can be modularly configured and expanded. It is particularly suitable for use in harsh industrial environments, but also as a reliable solution in highly frequented POS/POI environments.
Industrial computers bring constant power dissipation
Kontron presented the third generation of its high-end industrial computers in Box PC format - the KBox C-103-CFL series - at SPS 2019. The systems are based on the latest Intel Core and Intel Xeon E processors of the ninth generation with up to six processor cores and thus provide a performance boost with ever constant power dissipation.
BIOS updates for Kontron ATX motherboards "Designed by Fujitsu"
Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), now offers a BIOS update to version R1.20.0 for its D3598-B and D3598-G motherboards, both "Designed by Fujitsu". This refresh now also supports the latest Intel processors. The use of the latest CPUs increases the performance of the motherboards and extends their lifetime. In addition, more performance is offered at a lower price.
Motherboards based on the latest Intel platforms
Kontron has introduced motherboards ‘Designed by Fujitsu’ including the form factors (Thin) Mini-ITX, µATX, Mini-STX, and ATX based on the latest Intel platforms. As a result of the acquisition of Fujitsu's products, production facilities and engineering in Augsburg, Germany, Kontron has expanded its embedded motherboard product portfolio.
AI systems for applications in any industry
Applications within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are increasingly finding their way into almost every industry and are a decisive factor in the progress of corporate value creation. The digital transformation demands ever shorter innovation cycles from science and research as well as from technology providers, and also a new level of top performance in hardware and software, since AI applications can only be realised on the basis of ...
Panel PC web panels with scalable performance
Kontron has announced the addition of a Web Panel and a Control Panel series to its Human Machine Interface (HMI) portfolio. The devices of both product lines are characterised by an attractive design, IPS displays with high resolution in 7.0, 10.1 and 15.6”, brightness and capacitive multitouch technology as well as scalable processor performance based on Single- or Dual-Core Arm NXP i.MX6 processors.
Better visibility: Robotic arm supports endoscopic surgeries
With its robotic arm Soloassist II for surgeons in hospitals, the German company AKTORmed from Regensburg makes it easier for surgeons to work with endoscopes. About 15 years ago, the transition from manual to robot-supported guidance of the surgical camera during minimally invasive procedures meant a significant improvement for the surgeon.
Secure hospital data centre paves way for networked healthcare
A hospital is a complex system: Data is often needed very quickly or has to be passed on quite fast. In order to create an expedient network for all parties involved, data must be collected, processed and stored. Various administrative tasks and treatment processes are teamwork, in which the patients themselves as well as doctors, medical staff, but also externals such as pharmacies, health insurances and outpatient physicians must be included.&n...
Avionics server installed in hundreds of aircraft
Kontron has announced that the continued success of its ACE Flight 4608 high-performance avionics server is demonstrated by installations on more than 300 aircraft globally including Europe, North America, Southeast Asia and China. The high adoption from avionics integrators on commercial airlines worldwide is attributed to the advanced capabilities of this highly-integrated and open application-ready platform.
Enabling digital innovations with wireless connectivity platforms
Kontron has announced that aviation IT specialist, Lufthansa Systems, utilised the company's Cab-n-Connect(TM) A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP) as the wireless connectivity platform for its innovative testbed on Lufthansa´s FlyingLab flight September 7, 2019 from Munich to LAX (LH 452).
Successful proof-of-concept with IFE&C equipment
Kontron has announced that it has signed a new contract to supply integrated In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFE&C) equipment to a major Europe airline specialising in leisure and charter travel. The initial phase of this fleet-wide deployment calls for systems to be installed on the airlines' 100+ Boeing aircraft in time for the company's busy 2020 spring and summer schedule.
Industry 4.0 business models based on embedded computers
There is no question that the digitisation of all areas of life and work creates new business models. In the DACH region, the connection of digital transformation of products and manufacturing has been dubbed “Industrie 4.0” – industry 4.0. Obviously, this is not just about setting up a PC at the manufacturing line and hooking it up to the internet. Rather, the goal is to gain a competitive advantage, be it through raising effic...