Global intelligent systems leader Advantech will showcase a new intelligent communications gateway solution for the maritime industry at the bi-annual Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition in June.
One of the most successful gateways for this sector is a custom solution based on a ruggedised 4 LAN Fanless Box PC that works as a virtual server, capable of running proprietary software from maritime connectivity specialist Navarino
It’s been specifically designed for maritime environments, offering an affordable, robust and secure satellite communications solution for modern sea-going vessels.
These Fanless Box PC models are also fully functional across a wide range of outside temperatures, meeting the needs of vessel managers whatever the weather. The ARK-2231, for example, operates at temperatures ranging from -40 to 70 °C.
The intelligent vessel gateway solution is modular in design and can be customised to suit the specific needs of vessel owners, running Windows or Linux and dual or quad core and even more powerful Intel chips.
Customers can easily manage and control settings remotely via the cloud if they wish, via a password-protected, web-based interface.
Advantech has successfully teamed up with partner Itelsys in recent years to integrate software and value-add services with its award-winning ARK hardware. The result is this powerful turnkey gateway solution.
It’s also pre-certified for use in maritime environments — all you need to do is request the certification and away you go.
“We’d encourage ship owners, managers and operators to come down to the Posidonia show in June to see this powerful communications solution in action,” says Advantech Europe Business Development Manager JereonBaerents. “Our powerful Fanless Box PC hardware provides a highly customisable, robust and secure foundation for an intelligent gateway offering designed to meet the needs of our maritime customers.”
Advantech and Itelsys will be displaying the solution in hall 3 on stand 3.348 at Posidonia 2018, taking place 4-6 June at the Metropolitan Expo, Athens.