Advantech has released a series of AiMC compact micro-computer systems for machine automation applications. Each self-contained micro-computer features a small footprint, either performance computing or low power consumption, intelligent management, security and longevity. Each comes with Advantech”s SUSIAccess software for intelligent monitoring and control.
With the latest, 3rd generation Intel Core processors, they are able to deliver improved computing and graphics performance.
These micro-computers provide a compact, turnkey design, which saves space but also means they can be quickly and easily deployed without prohibitive integration costs. The AiMC series are typically 50% smaller than traditional wallmount systems. Up to now, most production manufacturers have adopted full-size IPC solutions for their machine automation applications. But increasingly, smaller systems are taking over as fewer add-on cards are becoming the norm in machine automation; for example a single motion, I/O, or artificial vision card can fulfill most applications.
AiMC series supports the latest, 3rd generation Core i7/i5/i3 processors and compared with previous generation Core i7/i5/i3 processors, they have enhanced CPU performance and up to 50% better graphic performance. Customers can also choose low-power-consumption mobile processor options for low thermal design applications. DDR3 memory up to 8GB max is supported on all series and one, two, or four expansion slots are available on AiMC-2100, AiMC-3200, and AiMC-3420 respectively.
All AiMC series micro-computers come with Advantech SUSIAccess intelligent management software. By incorporating Advantech SUSIAccess, IT developers and system integrators can quickly develop reliable and secure solutions that remotely monitor multiple systems as well as configure, maintain and recover them. Through the SUSIAccess console, system operators can execute a number of API functions that give full remote control and access to applications. SUSIAccess incorporates secure remote backup features from Acronis, and security tools from McAfee to prevent intrusion and unauthorised access.
It is also possible to use mobile devices to keep track of any system abnormalities. If problems are detected, measures can be taken before things get serious.