As there are many different types of interfaces for data source from different pieces of third- party equipment, traditionally it takes some effort to customize an embedded system with data input modules that meet all requirements of a specific application.
Advantech’s new, innovative ARK series embedded systems solve the problem by providing interchangeable iDoor I/O modules and ARK Plus expansion modules that can be selected to fit different application projects to meet end-customer requirements. With flexible iDoor and ARK Plus modules, over 100 I/O combinations can be created on an embedded system to facilitate quick customization with minimum time and cost.
For this telemedicine ambulance application, Advantech suggested the use of an Advantech ARK-2250L
modular fanless box PC, combined with a MOS-4140H video iDoor that provided an HDMI interface that let the system fetch data from a video camera and enabled video conferencing with multiple displays onboard the vehicle.
is a compact, super rugged system with an Intel® 6th Gen Core™ U-series (i3/i5/i7) processor that delivers unparalleled computing power for video processing. The system also has 3G/4G wireless support embedded, as well as support for VGA and HDMI dual displays and an optional 3rd display, suitable for developing real time video conferencing applications.
In terms of in-vehicle ruggedness, a 9-36V wide voltage power module is provided with a lockable DC jack for power input, ensuring power supply reliability in a high-vibration environment. The fanless design was adopted to prevent dust ingress, and the -20 ~ 60 °C wide operating temperature range makes it ideal for demanding environments.
Most important of all, ARK-2250L
is compatible with Advantech iDoor and ARK Plus modules, which system integrators can freely choose to create I/O and storage configurations that best fit their projects, with minimum extra cost or time for implementation. The flexible combinations of different iDoor and ARK Plus modules make ARK-2250L
capable of connecting with a wide range of medical device interfaces.
In terms of hard- and soft-ware integration, ARK-2250L
comes with the Advantech WISE-PaaS IoT software platform preinstalled, which provides comprehensive software resources for developing IoT and edge computing applications. An intuitive graphic-guided Software Development Kit (SDK) is also provided that lets system developers create their own medical software applications with great ease.
- Optional I/O modules and ARK Plus expansion modules provide great flexibility for configurations
- Reliable fanless/wide-voltage/wide-temperature/ lockable DC jack designs ensure ruggedness for in-vehicle applications
- High-end computing power and rich video interface support real-time video processing that meets telemedicine requirements
- Advantech WISE-PaaS and SDK software tools facilitate easy application development with fast time-to-market
- Customization time is reduced from months to weeks