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Ultra Slim and Low Power Single Board Computer for Pharmacy Automation

2015/10/14
Introduction
Pharmacy automation involves all the mechanical processes for handling and distributing medication. Any pharmacy task may be involved, including counting small objects; measuring and mixing powders and liquids for compounds; tracking and updating customer personal information, and inventory management or pharmacy information updates.
 
Application Requirements
A professional health care equipment design company was looking for an embedded single board computer for a medicine counting machine. This required a small size board with low power consumption, numerous reliable serial ports to connect printers, bar code scanner and IR sensor, and a small size display with touch function to quickly validateorders and dispensing information. In addition, the machine must be small in size and be able to operate in a noiseless environment.
 
Highly ESD protected Serial ports
Advantech’s MIO-2263 was chosen for its multiple I/O ports and high ESD protected COM ports; allowing customers to easily connect different peripherals. Reliable interface connection is certain because all serial ports on the system are designed with ESD protection up to contact discharges of: ±8 kV, air gap discharge: ±15 kV.
 
Fanless and Noiseless Operation
Noiseless and reliable operations are important factors in the medical industry. MIO-2263 is powered by an Intel Atom E3825 dual core and Intel Celeron J1900 quad core low power processor with fanless design which makes it noiseless with a high Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).
 
Remote Management and Security
WISE-PaaS/RMM is a software platform for embedded developers providing remote management, embedded security services and embedded applications services for multiple OS and hardware platforms. In medical applications, personal data protection is most important, so MIO-2263 with WISE-PaaS/RMM bundled allows customers to remotely manage data back-ups/formats, and system recovery, saving huge overall maintenancecost.
 
 
 

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