Advantech Launches ITA-168/178 Series with the Latest Intel® Celeron® Processor

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Advantech, a global leader in Industrial IoT, launches its latest compact and fanless edge computers—the ITA-168 and 178 series. These devices are powered by the latest Intel® Celeron® processors and feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, with both embedded memory and SO-DIMM expansion slot. With a computing performance enhancement of up to 3.5 times, they excel as controllers for traffic management and automated fare collection systems. Additionally, they serve as versatile intelligent edge devices for data collection and processing in various smart city and IoT scenarios.

Enhanced Connectivity for Diverse Applications

The ITA-168/178 series feature extensive I/O designs to meet diverse connectivity requirements. With 6 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0 ports, along with 6 to 14 COM ports, they offer versatile options for external devices and controller demands. They accommodate various payment systems, including traditional tokens, contactless smart cards, and mobile payments, ensuring compatibility with advanced payment sensors through upgraded COM 1 and 2 ports operating at baud rates of 921600 for efficient data transmission. Moreover, by integrating Advantech iDoor modules with 2 mini PCIe slots, they allow for customized expansion for applications such as gate sensing, light indicators, WiFi/Bluetooth, 4G/LTE, and more.

Setting a New Standard in Connectivity and Visual Performance


The ITA-168/178 series presents cutting-edge connectivity and visual capabilities. With four independent LAN ports, each supporting speeds of up to 2.5G (2500 Mbps), they satisfy the requirements of facial recognition, intranet, and voice intercom functions. Additionally, ITA-178 supports triple independent displays through 2*VGA/LVDS and 1*HDMI that is capable of peaking at 4k resolution. This facilitates simultaneous multiple displays on automatic gate machines and office monitors, enhancing operational efficiency. Moreover, they unlock opportunities for media advertising, enriching the end-customer experience with exceptional resolution and interactivity.

Compact and Robust Design with Multiple Optional Functions.


The ITA-168/178 series achieves a 20% to 30% reduction in size compared to their predecessors, the ITA-1611/1711. Featuring a rugged, fanless design and a wide operating temperature range (-25°C to 60°C), they ensure reliable operation in space-limited, outdoor, high vibration, and harsh environments. Compatible with Windows 10 and Windows 11, they offer optional features such as NVRAM for data protection during power outages, TPM 2.0 for enhanced system security, and wall-mount and desktop options for easy and flexible installation. Overall, the series offer an ideal solution for smart city infrastructure and machine automation applications.

ITA-168/ ITA-178 Key Features

  • Intel® Celeron® processor J6412
  • Onboard 8GB DDR4, plus a SO-DIMM max to 32GB
  • 4 x 100/1000/2500 Mbps LAN
  • 6 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0
  • 6 x COM in ITA-168; 14 x COM in ITA-178
  • Resolution up to 3840 x 2160@30Hz in ITA-168 with HDMI
  • Supports independent triple displays (ITA-178)
  • Wide operation temperature -25 ~ 60°C
  • 9 ~ 36VDC input power range
  • Supports 1 x 2.5″ SSD & 1 x mSATA
  • Optional NVRAM & TPM 2.0

ITA-168 and ITA-178 are now available from Advantech. For more information, please contact your local sales support team or visit the Advantech website at For more Intelligent Transportation Systems, please visit the Advantech Transportation Portal.


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