Industrial computer is equipped with five different expansion slot types

APRIL 23, 2009--The ARK-3420 fanless industrial computer supports Intel Core2 Duo processors and has the Intel GME965 chipset built in.

APRIL 23, 2009--The ARK-3420 fanless industrial computer supports Intel Core2 Duo processors and has the Intel GME965 chipset built in. Featuring PCI/PCIe expansion and dual SATA HDD support, the computer facilitates applications including image processing, surveillance, automatic optical inspection (AOI), flight information display systems (FIDS), kiosks, automation, embedded control, and others. Five expansion slot selections are available: two PCI; two PCIe x1; two PCIe x4; one PCI + one PCIe x1; one PCI + one PCIe x4. Six front-panel function keys are programmable to perform management, upgrade, networking, maintenance, display, or reporting functions. The computer accepts a range of DC power input from 9-34 V. It also supports up to two 2.5-in. SATA hard drives for storage. The ARK-3420 offers DVI-I interface for dual displays, six USB 2.0 ports, two Giga LAN ports, audio function, and four COM ports.
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Irvine, CA, USA
www.advantech.com

--Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design,www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Power Processor, Power Graphics, High Expansion, in a Compact Embedded Box IPC

Irvine, California, March 14th, 2009 - Advantech, the global leading ePlatform service provider, is pleased to announce the ARK-3420, a fanless industrial computer that supports Intel Core2 Duo processors, and has the Intel GME965 chipset built in. Featuring powerful processing coupled with powerful display capability, plus PCI/PCIe expansion and dual SATA HDD support, the ARK-3420 is positioned to facilitate a wide range of applications, including image processing, surveillance, automatic optical inspection (AOI), flight information display systems (FIDS), kiosks, as well as automation, embedded control, etc.

Flexible Expansion
For flexible expansion, the ARK-3420 offers five expansion slots selections: 1) 2 PCIs; 2) 2 PCIe x1; 3) 2 PCIe x4; 4) 1 PCI + 1 PCIe x1; 5) 1 PCI + 1 PCIe x4. There are six front-panel function keys, all programmable to perform management, upgrade, networking, maintenance, display, or reporting functions. The ARK-3420 accepts a wide range of DC power input: from 9 V to 34 V. It also supports up to two 2.5" SATA hard drives for ample storage.

All ARK-3420 electronics are protected in a ruggedly compact, sealed aluminum case that provides shock, vibration, and dust resistance, well-suited for harsh environment assignments. The case also provides EMI protection, and passive cooling as well, and fanless operation means quiet operation. With a footprint of only 220 mm x 102.5 mm x 200 mm (8.66" x 4.04" x 7.87"), it is suitable for space-limited applications, and fits in easily either as a stand-alone wall- or desk-mount unit, or it can be embedded within another housing.

Outstanding Graphics
The Intel GME965 chipset provides crisp graphics and a rich visual experience with Intel Clear Video Technology. The ARK-3420 offers 1 x DVI-I interface for dual displays, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x Giga LAN ports, audio function, 4 x COM ports and 2 PCI expansion slots; all packed into a small rugged unit and powered by an Intel Core2 Duo processor. It also has audio line-in, mic-in, and speaker out with a 2.2 W amp. For storage options, two 2.5" SATA HDDs (huge capacity!) and one CompactFlash card are supported.

The ARK-3420 provides system integrators with a versatile, turn-key application, for a smooth development path that is friendly to time-to-market deadlines. ARK-3420 is available now. For more information, please contact Advantech local sales.

The ARK-3420
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or Mobile Intel Celeron Processor
Fanless, dustproof, sealed case with extruded aluminum heat exchanger
Intel GME965 chipset, for outstanding visuals
Dual display. Supports wide screen, high resolution
Six programmable function keys
Two SATA HDD bays, providing huge capacity
Lots of I/O, lots of expansion slots
High performance, low maintenance, easy integration
Wide range of power inputs

About Advantech
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).

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