Advantech, Canonical Boost Security and Edge Features in UNO Embedded Automation Platform with Pre-Loaded Ubuntu and Ubuntu Core 20
With a competitive price-performance, Advantech’s industry-proven UNO platform improves edge features and enhances security with Ubuntu and Ubuntu Core 20 certification.
Cincinnati, Ohio – April 25, 2022 – Advantech, leading provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and automation technology, has announced its industry-proven UNO Embedded Automation Computer platform now has enhanced security and edge features with the pre-installation of Canonical’s Ubuntu Operating System (OS). Advantech’s UNO-2271G-V2 Edge IoT gateway is pre-loaded and certified for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Core 20 to streamline time-to-market for users, while also offering top-of-the-line security.
Data processing shifts
Data processing is gradually shifting from data centers to the network edge, allowing end-users to implement applications quickly while maximizing benefits in operation optimization and business transformation. With the right combination of OS and edge hardware, Canonical and Advantech are enabling secure, reliable, and cost-effective edge compute solutions for customers.
UNO edge gateways
Advantech’s UNO edge gateways provide reliable hardware in ruggedized form factors that deliver optimal efficiency and flexibility, ideal for supporting edge infrastructure and devices. UNO gateways feature a modular design, and various I/O and flexible mount options making them perfect for a wide-range of industries.
“Advantech’s UNO platform is already known industry-wide as a powerful, yet flexible, solution helping facilitate digitization,” said Jeff Brown, VP of Sales at Advantech Industrial IoT Group. “Pre-loading Canonical’s Ubuntu OS options on the UNO-2271G-V2 Edge gateway takes the device to the next level—an UNO platform with security on steroids. Add in the UNO’s competitive price performance with Intel’s high-performance Elkhart Lake CPU and it’s a best-in-class, cost-effective solution for customers.”
Ubuntu for embedded Linux delivers the latest in secure, open source, easy-to-use software for general purpose computing with the following benefits: out-of-the-box security at scale, certified compliance, and easy updates for streamlined maintenance and functions. Ubuntu gives users access to an operating system designed specifically for the IoT with a private app store, vast developer community, and reliable automatic updates.
Ubuntu Core 20 was created for IoT-native embedded systems and is an optimized version of Ubuntu desktop. Ubuntu Core 20 provides secure boot, full disk encryption, secure device recovery, and over-the-air, transactional software updates through a cloud-based CI/CD (Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment) service. This lowers upgrade risks and reduces the need for on-site repair. Ubuntu Core is the smallest, safest Ubuntu on devices and the cloud.
"Bringing together the UNO platform with the power-performance of Intel’s Elkhart Lake platform with Intel Atom® x6000E processors, and the security features of Ubuntu Core, will address the demands of our enterprise IoT customers,” said Cindy Goldberg, Vice President of Silicon Alliances at Canonical. “Furthermore, by enabling this platform up-front, Advantech customers will benefit from fast time-to-market and world class, long-term support."
Building Automation successes
Used in numerous global industry applications, the UNO-2271G-V2 Edge gateway has seen particular success in the smart building space, such as in the KMC Controls IoT platform, KMC Commander. KMC Commander collects data from building systems and sends it to the cloud where it is tracked, analyzed, and able to trigger systems and devices securely, from anywhere.
In addition to Ubuntu certification, UNO-2271G-V2 includes the following features:
- Intel® Elkhart Lake Celeron® Dual core N6210 / Pentium® Quad core N6415
- 4GB/8GB DDR4 onboard memory
- Compact, robust, fan-less, and cable-free system with high stability
- Operating temperature -20 ~ 60°C / -4 ~ 140°F for deployment in industrial environments
- Modular design offers optimized basic unit with 2 x GbE, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 x HDMI 1.4
- Optional second stack for increasing functionality including PoE, COM, wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular LTE), or more than 20 additional I/O options via Advantech iDoor expansions
- Built-in TPM2.0 for hardware-based security
- Supports Windows 10, Ubuntu 20 Desktop and Server, and Ubuntu Core 20
- Certified with Azure IoT Edge and AWS IoT Greengrass for cloud-edge orchestration
Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the OS for most public cloud workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars, and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support, and services to commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company. Learn more about Canonical and Ubuntu at https://ubuntu.com/.