Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announces the launch of its EvoTRAC S1901 in-vehicle platform designed to accelerate the deployment of demanding applications for heavy-duty mobile machinery in construction, agriculture, trucking and mining industries.
With an increasing need for versatility, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers of industrial equipment require adaptable, intelligent solutions that can be adjusted based on highly customized demand yet can survive in most extreme environments. Kontron fills the industry void by providing modular AI-optimized systems, designed to fuel GPU-accelerated applications from a compact, ruggedized form factor.
Featuring the latest Kontron COM Express® basic COMe-bBD7 Type 7 module equipped with a high performance Intel® Xeon® D-1500 processor, the EvoTRAC S1901 boasts high-capacity storage, built-in GPS, rich I/O interfaces and multiple expansion slots for GPU/FPGA accelerators to facilitate processing-intensive applications such as edge analytics, machine learning and predictive maintenance, among others. Optional add-on features include fan-cooled or liquid-cooled chassis, a microcontroller for functional safety, dual MXM GPUs and WiFi or LTE for enhanced connectivity.
“Industrial mobile machinery requires components that not only withstand the challenges of extreme weather conditions, shock and high-vibrations, but help customers differentiate themselves from their competition with AI capabilities built-in,” explains Valentin Scinteie, Director of Business Development for Transportation, at Kontron. “At the end of the day, we’re helping to build products that are able to predict failures and mimic the human brain, which is a milestone on the path to autonomy.”
“This is an exciting development for our EvoTRAC portfolio that is meant to enhance the way these industries function, not change them,” states Antoine Sirois, Director of Product Management, at Kontron. “Our IoT/embedded systems perform more tasks than just autonomous driving. They allow workers to unlock real-time insights so they can focus on the bigger picture.”
First units of the Kontron EvoTRAC S1901 will be available by December 2020.