Rugged Mobile Computers for Railway Automation and Control
Lanner’s railway computing products include advanced connectivity, rugged build and easy integration with existing systems. Lanner designs and manufactures highly robust, reliable, long lifecycle embedded motherboards and fanless systems built on standard x86 computing architectures, resulting in faster time-to-market for railway system integrators and solution providers.
Fanless embedded computers for railway applications
Lanner’s embedded computer products feature ultra low voltage processors such as the ULV Celeron M and Intel Atom CPU. These low-power, small form factor, embedded systems are designed to be completely fanless and ruggedized to resist extreme environmental conditions. Industrial-grade specifications include extended temperature range, extended power input range, EMI shielding, splash resistance, shock resistance and vibration tolerance.
Lanner x86 embedded systems incorporate all of the modern interfaces needed for today’s high speed communications, including gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and 3G mobile telecoms. Standard computer interfaces such as multiple RS-232, RS-422 and RS-485 serial ports, USB ports and video out (VGA, DVI, HDMI) enable fast and simple connectivity. All Lanner embedded systems come with a comprehensive SDK and driver library to help customers get up and running quickly.
Railway computer systems and embedded boards
Lanner railway computer systems and embedded boards are used in a wide range of train system applications, including:
- Location monitoring
- Speed control
- Fault detection
- Data storage
- Air conditioning
- Passenger monitoring
- Digital signage
- Train station information kiosks
Low cost, flexible and customisable embedded railway computers
System flexibility is an added asset. By designing computer components on widely available x86 architectures, customers achieve the cost benefits of commercial off-the-shelf components. Widely available open source and commercial software can be installed or modified to achieve design goals with lower investment and development time. Additionally, the user can carry out modifications and adaptations to train applications quickly and easily.
Lanner also offers complete customisation services to build products to precise customer requirements. Features and exterior customisation let you design your system exactly the way you want it.
Mechanical engineering services include ODM identification, modularisation, customisation, thermal design and tooling expertise. Electrical engineering services include x86 integration (Intel, VIA, AMD), FPGA, custom silicon and extensive interface integration for storage, peripherals, multimedia and power supply features.
Intel Atom embedded rail computers
The Intel Atom platform provides a number of important advantages for embedded computing. By building embedded systems on the Atom CPU, system integrators can develop smaller, more robust and more energy efficient platforms for embedded applications in the railway technology industry.
At a mere 25mm² die size, the Atom’s compactness is one of its main selling points. The ability to cram considerable power into such a tiny package creates all kinds of opportunities in commercial and industrial computing applications.
About Lanner Electronics
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Lanner Electronics is an ISO 9001 certified designer and manufacturer of reliable, performance optimized embedded and industrial computers for a wide range of vertical industries, including:
- Industrial automation
- Intelligent transportation systems
- Railway automation
- Digital signage
- Mobile surveillance
- Power automation
- Traffic control