Advantech Releases ARK-1220F DIN-Rail Edge Computers with Isolated I/O and DeviceOn/iEdge Software
May 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech, a leading provider of AIoT platforms and services, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its ARK-1000 ultra-compact series: the ARK-1220F. This DIN-Rail capable, fanless edge computer features isolated I/O for diverse industrial automation applications. Advantech’s ARK-1220F is powered by an Intel Atom® E3940 QC processor and features front accessible I/O ports on a single bezel. This compact hardware and software integrated solution meets machine automation, in-cabinet equipment integration, and outdoor equipment application challenges.
Centralized Equipment Management Using DeviceOn/iEdge
Advantech’s ARK-1220F utilizes the DeviceOn/iEdge industrial app to optimize equipment management and productivity. DeviceOn/iEdge supports varied equipment data integration using standard industrial protocols — including Modbus, OPC-UA, and ODBC. This app also enables real-time equipment reactiveness and preventative maintenance via equipment status management, a reaction rule engine, a pre-installed dashboard UI for data visualization, and abnormality notification functions. ARK-1220F leverages Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0, BitLocker under Windows 10 IoT, and is secured using WISE-DeviceOn integrated McAfee and Acronis. This catalogue of features delivers a compact, secure solution adaptable to diverse industrial applications.
Compact, Ruggedized Design
Advantech’s ARK-1220F is a ruggedized, compact (60 x 158 x 114 mm / 2.34 x 6.22 x 4.49 in) IP40-rated edge computer. It features a vibration/shock-resistant mechanical design, accepts power input between 12 ~ 28 VDC, and supports operation in broad temperature ranges ( -30 ~ 60 °C/-22 ~ 140 °F) with 0.7 m/s air flow — creating an excellent solution for harsh environments with unreliable power supplies. In addition, ARK-1220F provides dual channel memory sockets: supporting up to 8GB DDR3L 1866 MHz SO-DIMM. It is equipped with an array of I/O ports on the front panel — including 2 x isolated LAN, 2 x isolated COM, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x VGA ports. In sum, the combination of I/O, compact form-factor, and advanced durability yield a solution capable of superior performance in space-limited environments.
Industry Certified with Isolated I/Os
Advantech’s ARK-1220F features isolated COM and LAN with up to 2.5KV isolation protection. This compact solution is IEC 61000 certified and complies with heavy EN 61000-6-2 industrial standards (immunity standard for industrial environments). In addition, it provides advanced electro-magnetic interference resistance via EN 55022 certification, and meets industrial environment emission standards via EN 61000-6-4 certification. In sum, Advantech’s ARK-1220F is ideal for applications in cramped, harsh industrial environments that necessitate stable data acquisition and high-voltage isolation.