Kontron Launches the EvoTRAC S1901 Platform to Enhance Heavy-Duty Equipment
New EvoTRAC S1901 platform to provide unmatched flexibility and built-in artificial intelligence (AI) in a single IP67 enclosure
Montreal, Canada, October 13, 2020 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), today announces the launch of its EvoTRAC S1901 in-vehicle platform designed to accelerate the deployment of demanding applications for heavy-duty mobile machinery in construction, agriculture, trucking and mining industries.
With an increasing need for versatility, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers of industrial equipment require adaptable, intelligent solutions that can be adjusted based on highly customized demand yet can survive the most extreme environments. Kontron fills the industry void by providing modular AI-optimized systems, designed to fuel GPU-accelerated applications from a compact, ruggedized form factor.
Featuring the latest Kontron COM Express® basic COMe-bBD7 Type 7 module equipped with an Intel® Xeon® D-1500 high performance processor, the EvoTRAC S1901 boasts high-capacity storage, built-in GPS, rich IO interfaces and multiple expansion slots for GPU/FPGA accelerators to facilitate processing-intensive applications such as edge analytics, machine learning and predictive maintenance, among others. Optional add-on features include fan-cooled or liquid-cooled chassis, a microcontroller for functional safety, dual MXM GPUs and WiFi or LTE for enhanced connectivity.
“Industrial mobile machinery requires components that not only withstand the challenges of extreme weather conditions, shock and high-vibrations, but help customers differentiate themselves from their competition with AI capabilities built-in,” explains Valentin Scinteie, Director of Business Development for Transportation, at Kontron S&T Group. “At the end of the day, we’re helping to build products that are able to predict failures and mimic the human brain, which is a milestone on the path to autonomy.”
“This is an exciting development for our EvoTRAC portfolio that is meant to enhance the way these industries function, not change them,” states Antoine Sirois, Director of Product Management, at Kontron S&T Group. “Our embedded systems perform more tasks than just autonomous driving. They allow workers to unlock real-time insights so they can focus on the bigger picture.”
Availability of Kontron EvoTRAC S1901 units: December 2020.
For more information, please visit the EvoTRAC S1901 product page here.
About Kontron – An S&T Company
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology (ECT). As a part of technology group S&T, Kontron offers a combined portfolio of secure hardware, middleware and services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 applications. With its standard products and tailor-made solutions based on highly reliable state-of-the-art embedded technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best fully integrated applications overall. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com.