ARS 2110 – the New Box PC from Advantech for Railway Applications

ARS 2110

Advantech, a leading embedded computing solution provider, announces the new ARS 2110TX Box PC. The ARS 2110TX for railway applications complies with EN 50155 and related regulations in order to fully fit the railway environment. It ticks the three essential boxes that are scalable configuration, multi-functionality and high performance.

On board, the product serves as a train communicator or controller, and can be used for number of different purposes:

  • On-board DVR: powerful CPU and large storage RAID mode. Receives information from cameras via IP, the data is then stored and can be accessed by the train manager
  • Multi-media server: distributes information in the train over wireless
  • Train to track/ground bridge unit: the PC relays information over wireless and 3G; gives the train position plus other information, via GPS, to the control centre, both when the vehicle is in operation and stationary
  • Supervision and control unit: full wireless connectivity (GPS, 3G or 4G, WiFi, GSM-R) with data acquisition and I/O management

Playing to its strengths

One of the key strengths of the ARS 2110TX Box PC is its combination of Intel Atom E3845/ E3826 platform (third-generation CPU platform) and TX temperature level (rail certification specifications range from T1, T2, T3 to TX). TX describes the relative temperature range, from minus 40°C up to 70°C, or 85°C for ten minutes.

Another feature of note is the railway-specific power supply, compliant to EN 50155 power input levels 24V/48V/72V/110V, through M12 circular-type connectors. The Box PC is equipped solely with circular and screwable connectors, a choice that guarantees easy integration and connections that are both robust and stable.

Furthermore, the computer has protection coating that conforms to IP50+. This inner lining layer prevents the ingress of dust and moisture, and so ensures its high performance status is maintained over time.

Railway applications and remote management

Thanks to its ready-to-install availability and various intrinsic functions, such as dual display, the ARS 2110TX Box PC can be used for several kinds of railway applications.
Two multifunctional expansions slots providing SATA, USB and PCIe signals also allow for flexible and scalable configurations. In addition, the internal MiniPCIe slots offer the option of a super connectivity configuration with Wi-Fi, LTE/3G, GPS and GSM-R.

Huge-added value lies in the remote management features Advantech iManager system and Advantech SUSIAccess. Together, these help optimize the management of networked computing assets.

Advantech offers complete in-vehicle computers with rugged, cable-less designs for harsh industrial environments. With compact and rich IO, multiple expansion solutions and multiple mounting methods, each embedded platform is suitable for a wide variety of applications in a wide range of environments.

For more information, please contact Advantech.

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