Advantech’s new iDoor technology is a modular way of adding flexible functionality to a wide range of devices by providing the ability to choose different protocols without purchasing additional devices that have excess cost and additional features never used. By using standardized components and interfaces, the user can leverage current state-of-the art technologies as well as up and coming IPC trends. For instance, as embedded OS improvements and higher performance storage methods become widely available, the IPC supplier is able to seamlessly integrate them into the product line and make these new technologies quickly accessible and available to their customers.
Modules for iDoor systems include: Fieldbus protocol such as Profibus, Profinet, EtherCAT and Powerlink; memory expansion and storage with backup MRAM, Cfast/Compact Flash and SD/mSD; digital and analog I/O such as multi-function, digital IO & counter; smart sensors such as smart meter, pressure sensor, temperature sensor and light sensor; and communication such as GPS, 3G, LTE, Wi-FI, GPS, GPRS, ZigBee, RFID, Bluetooth and LTE.
Currently this technology is available on many of Advantech’s Touch Panel Computers and Embedded Automation Computers.