Kontron: new platform for IoT gateway applications

Posted 29 December 2017

KBox A-203 is the next generation of Kontron‘s compact industrial computing platform developed specifically for gateway applications. Based on the newest Intel Atom E3900 line processors, the low-maintenance, fanless and battery-free Kontron KBox A-203 serves as an intelligent gateway for data-intensive IoT edge applications. The modular design of Kontron’s new KBox A-203 is based on the SMARC 2.0 standard.

The compact KBox A-203 offers numerous interfaces allowing for the connection of various communication layers. Two RS232/RS485 serial interfaces are provided for local data collection or linking up to the sensor- or machine environment. Optionally, fieldbuses such as Profibus are supported as well. The integration of the low power wireless standards LoRa is planned in the near future. For operating system and data storage, an onboard Flash drive with up to 32 GB capacity, a microSD card slot, a mSATA interface, or a 2,5″ SSD are available.

Areas of use include the industrial automation sector in particular as well as the transportation and communications field.