DIN-Rail modular network appliance includes managed switch for edge AI inference
A 16-port Layer 2 managed switch in the iNA600 DIN-Rail, industrial grade network appliance empowers industrial IoT security, says Axiomtek.
The modular network appliance can be used in edge artificial intelligence (AI) inference, cybersecurity and function virtualisation. It is powered by the Intel Core i9 /i7 /i5 / i3 Xeon processor (Coffee Lake) and supports two DDR4-2666 U-DIMMs for up to 32Gbytes of non-ECC/ECC memory. To boost workload performance, including massive data transition, computing acceleration and edge AI computing, the network communication platform also supports the Nvidia MXM GPU card and Intel Movidius M.2 VPU card. The modular slot design allows the iNA600 to be quickly integrated into systems for use in the industrial IoT (IIoT).
The iNA600 has a built-in L2 managed switch with sixteen 10/100/1000 Mbits per second Ethernet ports. It has a 16-port L2 managed switch, with an optional eight-port PoE, which ensures the data flows at a pace that will not overwhelm the sending and receiving devices, says the company. It also supports Intelligent Platform Management Interface 2.0 (IPMI 2.0) to monitor data transition and operations between servers or systems. For data protection, it also supports Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM 2.0) to securely store critical data.
“While the industrial systems become more connected, they are being exposed to more vulnerabilities,” explains Gordon Cho, a product manager of Axiomtek’s network computing platform division. “This industrial-grade network appliance . . . . is built to withstand harsh operating environments with a wide operating temperature range of -20 to 60 degrees C. It also has a 24V DC terminal block power input,” he added.
The iNA600 is expandable with an optional module slot upon request. It also supports one PCIe Mini Card slot (USB + PCIe interface), one PCIe x8 MXM slot for GPU card (optional) and two PCIe x4 M.2 or mPCIe slot for VPU (optional). It is equipped with two 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 SSD and one SATA DOM for storage. Further I/O options include four GbE ports (one is shared with IPMI), one HDMI port, one VGA port, two USB 3.0 ports, one RS-232/422/485, one RS-232, one four-in/four-out DIO, two stack switches, one power input connector, and two antenna openings.
The DIN-rail IIoT edge server runs on Windows 10 and Linux operating systems.