Kontron’s new ready-to-deploy Machine-to-Machine (M2M) hardware platform, the KontronKM2M806XT, is targeted for applications that must operate in extended temperatures and industrial environments.
The KM2M806XTcomes complete with application-ready middleware and supports M2M digital device connectivity out of the box. An optimal platform specifically for factory and smart building automation applications, Kontron’s new M2M system is industrial temp rated (-40 to +85 °C) and includes a cast aluminium case with thermal management capabilities needed for operation under extended temperature conditions.
The KM2M806XT is based on the Intel Atom processor architecture. The device is designed with a modular approach, which includes a carrier board, audio/video board, a Kontron COM Express mini Computer-on-Module (Kontron COMe-mTT10), an optional expansion board along with a M2M software development kit from Wind River. The modular approach enables a simple and cost-efficient tailoring to specific application needs. Specific interface demands or processor requirements can easily be integrated, which reduces time-to-market and TCO.
The Kontron KM2M806XT is based on the Intel Atom 600 MHZ processor. The external USB port simplifies use of M2M SDKs provided by M2M ISVs. Sufficient storage is provided for M2M smart service applications, middleware and OS on the 4GB internal MicroSD card. The built-in accelerometer, dual HDMI and HD audio support enables designers to implement both movement tracking and intensive audio/video smart services features.
The KontronKM2M806XT supports 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band for 802.11a. An integrated 802.15.4 WPAN transceiver flexibly supports a wide range of protocols and network topologies, such as 6LoPAN, Wireless HART, ZigBee and others, using a unique 802.15.4 MAC layer interface. The Kontron M2M System KM2M806XT also includes driver support for pre-certified cellular modules that can be pre-installed. Other pre-certified 3G/4G modules and drivers will be added to the Kontron M2M System for additional connectivity development.
Kontron will be exhibiting at two upcoming tradeshows: Mobile World Congress, February 27 – March 2 in Barcelona, Spain (Hall 2.0, Booth 2A28 ), and the Embedded World Conference, February 28 – March 3, 2012 in Nuremburg, Germany (Hall 1, Booth 460). Kontron’s Embedded World booth will feature Kontron’s smart building demonstration.
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