Aaeon says latest Boxer PC saves space without sacrificing functionality
Boasting the smallest chassis of Aaeon’s box PCs using the latest Intel technology, the Boxer-6451-ADP offers 10 cores and 12 threads of processing power in a compact 7.48 x 4.37 x 2.5-inch (190 x 111 x 63.5mm) form factor. Its size makes it suitable for smart kiosks and charging stations, said Aaeon.
The Boxer-6451-ADP is the latest in the company’s range of fanless embedded box PCs powered by 12th Generation Intel Core/Celeron processors (formerly Alder Lake-P U15).
In addition to a small form factor, it has a new heat dissipation framework, in which the tubular heat pipe typically used to conduct heat from a PC’s CPU to its heatsink is replaced with a flattened pipe to both increase its conduction area and accelerate heat transfer. According to Aaeon, this enables the system to maintain thermal regulation during periods of high workloads.
The PC has a dense, high speed I/O featuring three USB 3.2 ports running at 10Gbits per second, one 2.5 GbE LAN port and four COM ports with RS-232/422/485 support. There are also the latest Intel technologies such as Intel IPU 6.0 and Intel DL Boost, allowing high-speed peripheral device connectivity in applications such as automated meter reading.
Finally, the Boxer-6451-ADP offers an upgrade compared to Aaeon’s Boxer-6400 series with support for 5G, Wi-Fi, and NVMe via M.2 E, B, and M Keys. Aaeon said these will provide more flexible deployment options for industrial applications, such as AI-IoT gateway controllers and robotic arms.
Established in 1992, Aaeon designs and manufactures industrial IoT and AI edge productis, with a portfolio of computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN / WWAN solutions.
The company also provides industry-leading experience and knowledge for OEM / ODM services. Aaeon also works closely with cities and governments to develop and deploy smart city ecosystems, and works with premier chip designers to deliver stable, reliable platforms. It is recognised as a Titanium member of the Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance.