Sunday, August 21, 2016

ARBOR to Exhibit at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin Germany

Hall 7.1b, Booth 303, 20th to 23rd of September

Aug 23, 2016 – Taipei – ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, will be at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Germany. From September 20 to 23 of 2016, ARBOR Technology is proudly exhibiting it latest Transportation technology and demonstrating the wide portfolio of relevant services at the booth.

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes places every two years in Berlin. We would like to invite you to our exhibition in hall 7.1b, stand No. 303, where ARBOR and our Germany partner BRESSNER will be demonstrating a broad range of total solutions for in-vehicles and public transport, as well as recent distinguished projects.

As the demand for Internet of Things applications, real-time information and Cloud management has been increasing rapidly, our offerings support up-to-date technology to align with the trend, and cover all kinds of components and elements of transport applications, including commercial fleet solutions, in-vehicle control, surveillance and digital signage.

ARBOR and BRESSNER are confident you will find what you need! Please visit us at the booth, our on-site representatives will be pleased to assist you with more information and service. To contact
with us, visit website at http://www.arbor-technology.com, or email us at sales@arbor.com.tw

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About ARBOR

ARBOR Technology Corp., founded in 1993, is a leading provider of Smart City and IoT solutions. With more than 20 years of experience in providing customer-driven, high performance, and industrial strength computing solutions in various industries. ARBOR strives to provide a complete solution from board to system, computing to communication in healthcare, transportation, industrial automation, mobile computing, digital signage, retail, intelligent building and home. ARBOR is ISO-9001, ISO-13485 and ISO-14001-certifiied and commits to deliver high quality products with international standards and well-defined production process. More information about ARBOR is available at www.arbor-technology.com/


Monday, August 15, 2016

Eurotunnel Selects ARBOR Technology to Maximize Check-in Efficiency of Toll Booths

ARBOR’s rugged FPC-7701 industrial fanless Box PC has been chosen for its reliability and configuration flexibility.
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce that Eurotunnel has selected ARBOR’s FPC-7701 fanless Box PC for both its manned and fully automated toll booths which require reliable ruggedized embedded computing systems to maximize check-in efficiency. Processes such as number plate recognition, barrier control and ticket printing are controlled through this PC interface.Eurotunnel Selectstif
Built in 1994, the Channel Tunnel between United Kingdom and France is a key connection for the European high-speed transport and plays an important role for regional economic development. The Channel Tunnel is used by 2.5 million cars, 1.5 million trucks and 21 million people every year. High-speed passenger trains and rail freight trains also run through the tunnel.
Originally the Industrial Box PC was specified as a fan cooled system, ARBOR Technology UK proposed a more reliable fanless solution. Selecting the FPC-7701 from ARBOR’s extensive range of ruggedized Industrial Box PC products, gave the ideal base platform, additional I/O was then added using the PCI and PCIe expansion ports. This coupled with the Intel® Core™ i5 CPU and an extended operating temperature range of -20 ~ 55°C, meant that the ARBOR fanless Box PC FPC-7701 exceeded the required specifications.
A demo system was delivered within 1 week of request, allowing Eurotunnel to evaluate the proposed hardware, check compatibility with their custom software and conduct the extensive testing required to ensure the long term reliability would be achieved.
Custom metalwork was designed by ARBOR Technology UK to enable the Fanless Box PC to fit onto the existing mounting points. By using in-house CAD modeling the design concepts could be evaluated without the need for prototyping.
Industrial PC manufacturing by ARBOR Technology in Taiwan with configuration and testing at the ARBOR UK facility allows ARBOR to achieve cost effective pricing whilst offering customers the local UK sales, technical and aftersales support that they require.
Eurotunnel’s UK Support Manager, Nigel Hales said: “ARBOR Technology UK offered the local technical and manufacturing support we wanted, meaning the fanless Box PCs could be configured to our specification and meet our exact expectations.”
Learn more about ARBOR’s IoV Solutions at
Eurotunnel Selects FPC-7701

Monday, June 27, 2016

ARBOR Introduces the ARES-1230 Series, a New Fanless Embedded Controller with Intel® Bay Trail SoC Platform

Modular ARES-1230 Series features space-saving low-profile design, I/O flexibility, input power options, and extensive add-on functionality.
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the compact, lightweight ARES-1230 Series as an expansion of ARBOR’s product line-up of fanless embedded controllers. The new Series was specifically created to address the need for ultra-low profile enclosure solutions with flexible I/O and input power requirements. ARES-1230
Based on the quad-core Intel® N2930 processor and supporting up to 8 GB DDR3L SO-DIMM memory, the space-saving ARES-1230 product line is designed to meet the needs of various markets and application areas. It is ideally suited for digital signage, machine automation and the retail sector. Deployed as a rear-mount in conjunction with specific touch panels like the ARBOR ASLAN series, the ARES-1230 can serve as part of numerous HMI solutions. Measuring only 180 X 130 mm and weighing less than 1 kg, the ARES-1230 fits virtually anywhere.
The ARES-1230 also has a flexible I/O module design. The ultra-low profile standard version of the ARES-1230 comes with two RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connections, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, and DVI-I as well as HDMI for video. The slightly taller extended I/O ARES-1230-E version adds two additional USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232/422/485 serial ports, and four DI/DO ports for additional peripheral connectivity. Both versions include dual mPCIe slots to accommodate WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS or other modules to provide wireless connectivity for communication, positioning and navigation deployments. 
Input power requirements are flexible as well. The standard version operates on 12V DC, whereas the ARES-1230-E’s wide-range 9~36V DC input is designed for deployments with potential power fluctuations. All this adds up to making the ARBOR ARES-1230 an exceptionally flexible low-profile fanless embedded controller platform that minimizes turnkey solution development.
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Please contact your local sales representative for more information, or email ARBOR at sales@arbor.com.tw

ARBOR launches 8-inch RISC-based Android IoT-800 Panel PC with ARM Cortex A9 Processor

Compact, rugged IoT-800 Panel PC combines performance, low power consumption, rich wireless communication, and flexible onboard I/O, and it supports optional 4G LTE network.
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, has launched the IoT-800 to complement its growing product lineup of slim, small form-factor Panel PCs. Coming just months after the introduction of ARBOR’s IoT-500 5-inch Panel PC, the larger IoT-800 provides customers additional versatility and flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of industrial applications. As a compact, cost-efficient 8-inch RISC-based device with low power draw, the new IoT-800 has broad application potential in numerous industries. 
Powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, the Android-based IoT-800 combines performance, energy efficiency, contemporary ease-of-use, and simple interfacing with various industrial sensors and devices. Rich wired and wireless connectivity allow the IoT-800 to easily monitor, control and manage information, making it ideal for a variety of applications, including vehicle management, healthcare, retails, hospitality and factory and home automation.
The IoT-800 comes with 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB of eMMC Flash storage, extendable by up to 32GB via Micro SD Card. The panel’s extensive wired I/O includes USB 2.0, RS232/422/485 serial, RJ45 LAN, CAN 2.0B/OBD-ll and 4 x 3.3V GPIO. For wireless communication there is 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and NFC. 3G/4G and LTE WWAN can be added as optional mini PCIe modules.
The robust IoT-800 is engineered for stability and reliability. Its IP65-rated flat front bezel provides resistance to dust and protected against moisture. A very wide -10°C to 70°C operating temperature range allows deployment almost anywhere. The panel auto-detects 12~24V DC input power, and can easily be mounted via 75mm VESA screw pattern.

Key Features
  • Supports Android 4.4 “Kitkat”
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 @1.6 GHz
  • Front bezel IP65 water and dust resistance
  • 8" WSVGA TFT LCD with capacitive multi-touch
  • Built-in CAN 2.0b / OBD-II
  • Built-in WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • 12~24V wide-range voltage DC-input support
IoT-800
Please contact your local sales representative for more information, or email ARBOR at sales@arbor.com.tw

Thursday, June 23, 2016

8” POS System Wins Best Choice Award at COMPUTEX 2016

The ARBOR G0830 8-inch POS system award in smart retail category
ARBOR Technology, a leading provider of embedded computing solutions, is proud to announce that its Gladius G0830 has been selected for the Best Choice Award at Computex 2016. The G0830 is a versatile POS system combining the advantage of both mobile and fixed POS in a single solution. Thanks to its ergonomic design, market-driven configuration and the concept of ecosystem services, ARBOR’s G0830 8” POS system stands out from others and is awarded in the smart retail category.
G0830
The Best Choice Award is one of the most prestigious honors at the world’s 2nd largest (largest in Asia Pacific) ICT procurement platform — Computex Taipei of which exhibitors exhibiting at COMPUTEX TAIPEI that year may apply. The G0830 was recognized for superior innovation value based on three judging standards: functionality, innovation, and market potential.
The state of the art G0830 8” Mobile & Desktop POS system is a versatile and cost-effective POS system that combines the best features of a mobile and fixed POS. The product has a sophisticated dual-OS platform to support both Windows-dominated markets and emerging Android markets. Designed as a total solution for a variety of POS applications, the G0830 comes with multi-functions including barcode scanner, Wi-Fi, MSR and NFC, as well as an ergonomic design for POS users, e.g., a pistol grip with power bank for long hour operation. The G0830 offers an optional cloud-based device management system– Node-Watch which is designed by ARBOR, providing businesses with convenient and cost efficient access to manage devices from a central admin console.
The award winning product will be exhibited at the Best Choice Award Pavilion and at ARBOR’s booth at Computex at TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall 4F, L1317a, from May 31st to June 4th.
BC-Award

Case Study: Incheon Airport Chooses ARBOR to Manage its Flight Information System

Incheon Airport
Introduction
Incheon International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year. The airport holds an unbreakable record of being ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 7 years by the Airports Council International (ACI)'s Airport Service Quality award. For a busy International Airport with an average of 1,600 daily flights like Incheon International Airport, the simplicity and durability of flight information systems and baggage control systems is the most important thing. The ARBOR ELIT-1650 not only fulfills these requirements but also fully complies with airport construction specifications. Now, 800 units of ELIT-1650 are installed as the flight Information and baggage control systems in Incheon International Airport providing efficient and durable service for hundreds of thousands of passengers passing through this airport.
 
Challenge
On average, there are 1,600 daily flights that are displayed in the information express terminal in Incheon International Airport. The core requirement of industrial computers for the flight information system is high-performance, stability, quality and business continuity for quick and accurate flight information services provided to travelers.
Incheon Airport
ARBOR knew the requirements of an extremely busy information broadcasting systems. When cooperating with system integrator for Incheon Airport project, both sides showed the best expertise and solution to help our client enhancing competitiveness and achieve their business objectives.

To build and sustain such an enormous computing system, the simplicity and durability of the IPC is the first priority.
 
SolutionComparing with previous solutions of other industrial computer suppliers, ARBOR ELIT-1650 is a more compact and reliable solution because of fan less system, low power consumption, and a detailed specification which is airport construction compliant.

By using the ELIT-1650, the flight information system is able to provide more diverse content and interactive information services but the operation is more stable than the existing system.

The ELIT-1650 is a one-to-one connection with industrial computers and monitors for airline company names, flight schedules, and boarding gate information. In order to support these requirements mentioned above, the ELIT-1650 industrial computer provides Full-HD video output and multi-display support. Moreover, ELIT-1650 flexible system structure provides multiple specifications for hardware such as CPU module and other expansions. By installing different CPU modules, ELIT-1650 is able to fulfill different application with minimal modifications.

The overview of application scenario is as follows:Flight information terminals consist of a large screen display, an industrial computer, a power supply, and the housing. Incheon International Airport flight information data is transferred from the server via a dedicated network to the display.
 
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ELIT-1650
Result
The reliability of industrial computers is the most important factor for the current ICT trends. Specs and features have been developed in a variety of industrial computers to support these trends. The ARBOR ELIT-1650 provides dual application with one model for flight information signage and one for baggage control systems which provides better flexibility. The durability and stability of the system provides continuity for quick and accurate flight information services for airport users. All in all, the ELIT-1650 not only fulfills the needs of high specification but also the needs of stable and trustworthy systems with flexible structure and customization.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New ARBOR Qseven CPU module with single-chip, quad-core Intel® Pentium® / Celeron® N3000 processor family

ARBOR Technology, a leading IPC provider of embedded computing solutions, announces the immediate availability of the EmQ-i2200 Qseven module based on the new Intel® Pentium® / Celeron® processors (Intel® codenamed Braswell). Based on this new premium class low-power design, the robust Qseven modules consume on average just 6 watts while providing increased graphics capabilities and overall performance. Up to 16 graphics execution units can support up to three HD displays or two 4k displays and achieve a theoretical peak performance of 358.4GFlops per second. Additionally, the widely scalable general processing power - from 1 GHz dual-core to 2GHz quad-core - prepares the modules for a whole range of fanless and rugged embedded computer designs based on the Qseven footprint.EmQ-i2200
The modules support Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) set, which is more relevant than ever in practical applications. This allows developers to offload particularly compute-intensive packaging and encryption routines of the well-known cryptographic algorithm AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) into hardware, thereby enabling high performance encryption without putting a significant burden on the CPU cores.
The EmQ-i2200 module comes in three different processor versions for high scalability. These range from the entry-level dual-core Intel® Celeron® N3060 with 1.6/2.16GHz to the quad-core Intel® Pentium® N3710 with 1.6/2.4GHz, each with a power consumption of 4 watts for standard applications (SDP = Scenario Design Power).
The Qseven module is equipped with up to 8GB dual channel DDR3L memory and up to 64GB eMMC 5.0 for mass storage. The enhanced integrated Intel® Gen8 graphics supports DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2 and OpenCL 1.2. The new high-performance, hardware-accelerated video decoding of H.265/HEVC, requires a 50% lower data rate compared to H.264/AVC, making it possible to stream 4K videos in real time.
Up to 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution is supported by either the DisplayPort or HDMI interfaces. In addition, the EmQ-i2200 module has a default 24bit LVDS interface. The Qseven specification includes an optional pin out which replaces the LVDS interface by two sets of Embedded DisplayPort signals. This optional implementation allows operating 3 independent displays.
Thanks to native USB 3.0 support, the EmQ-i2200 module provides fast data transmission despite low power draw.The modules achieve two USB 3.0 Super-Speed ports and four USB 2.0 ports with Hi-Speed data transmission. Three PCI Express 2.0 lanes and two SATA interfaces with up to 3Gb/s enable fast and flexible system extensions. The Intel® Ethernet Controller i210 guarantees the best software compatibility. Completing the feature sets are: one UART interface, I2C bus, LPC bus and SDIO for easy integration of legacy I/O interfaces and Intel® High Definition Audio for Pentium® / Celeron® N3000 processors family.
The EmQ-i2200 will be officially released in December; please contact local sales support.
The following CPU variants are supported by the module:
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BrandRemark
EmQ-i2200-N3710-4G421.6–2.44GB-6/-Intel® Pentium®OEM Request
EmQ-i2200-N3160-4G421.6–2.084GB-6/-Intel® Celeron® 
EmQ-i2200-N3060-4G221.6–2.164GB-4/-Intel® Celeron®OEM Request