Low power thin mini-ITX motherboard offers high performance

The AIMB-216 industrial-grade fanless Thin Mini-ITX motherboard is the Intel Pentium and Celeron N3710/N3160/N3010 bundled with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/RMM software suite and it provides remote management and security features for the Internet of Things and embedded applications.

With the latest Intel 14nm technology, AIMB-216 offers CPU and graphics performance suitable for lower power applications such as panel PCs, digital signage boxes, ATM/Kiosks, gaming, medical, and transportation fields.

AIMB-216 Thin Mini-ITX is fanless and designed with a low profile I/O to offer higher performance with lower power consumption. It comes with high connectivity and multiple high-speed I/O including dual GbE LAN ports, 4 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 2.0, 2 x SATAIII. For expansion, AIMB-216 supports 1 x PCIex1, 1 x M.2 (B key), and 1 x full-size MiniPCIe (with PCIe and USB signals) for flexible modular add-on card installation.

The motherboard supports 6 x COM (COM3 supports RS-232/422/485 auto-flow control, COM 6 supports 5V/12V) which can benefit users who want to connect devices without additional external power supplies and those needing reliable data transfers over long distances. Furthermore, the device accommodates ATX 12V and DC-IN power to provide a low total cost solution. These features suit AIMB-216 to a range of low power industrial applications such as Panel PC, PIS (Passenger Information System), small kiosks, and entry-level medical systems that require power-efficient and space-saving solutions.

AIMB-216 integrates Intel Gen 8 graphics engine, which helps improve throughput, media acceleration, display resolution (3840×2160 and additional media codecs and which offers improved media acceleration compared with previous iterations. It is the first low-power Mini-ITX to support H.265 HW decoder and includes DirectX11, OpenCL1.2 and OpenGL4.2.

In addition, the device supports rich display output with HDMI1.4 (or dual channel 24-bit LVDS), Displayport 1.1(or eDP), and DVI-D for multiple display capability. It also supports up to three independent display outputs, and up to 4K2K resolution support for HDMI/DP, which makes it suitable for gaming and digital signage customers who require a slim size solution with high-resolution graphics and up to 3 independent display output support.

AIMB-216 bundles with Advantech’s IoT software WISE PaaS/RMM which is a smart and value added software framework that constantly monitors the health of multiple devices and sends out alarm notifications via emails and SMS messages if any system faults occur. It also provides remote device management and system recovery powered by Acronis, and system protection powered by McAfee to ensure reliable operation.

Advantech is also planning to launch WISE-PaaS Marketplace, an online software shopping website, to provide diverse IoT cloud services, security, WISE-PaaS software services and IoT solution packages integrated with IoT cloud solutions.



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