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Advantech EPC-U3233 with Ubuntu Certification Accelerates AIoT Applications


January 2022, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech and Canonical, in an effort to accelerate AIoT applications, have collaborated on providing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS certification for the EPC-U3233. Powered by an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i series processor, this compact fanless embedded PC facilitates data-intensive computing in IoT edge applications. By certifying the Advantech’s EPC-U3233 for Ubuntu 20.04, Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, guarantees both 5-years of maintenance updates and extended security maintenance (ESM). This delivers a stable and secure IoT platform for AI applications and edge computing to enterprises.

Compact fanless computer for AMR/AGV applications

Advantech’s EPC-U3233 delivers a 50% increase in performance when compared to previous generation CPUs. Likewise, it adopts a compact fanless form factor that accommodates space-conscious industrial applications. This advanced computing power and compact design are excellent for applications in data-intensive computing, autonomous mobile robots (AMR), and automated guided vehicles (AGV). In addition, the Ubuntu certified EPC-U3233 ensures OTA and transactional updates and maintains secure and uninterrupted Edge AIoT application operation in manufacturing and industrial environments. The Ubuntu certified EPC-U3233 is tested continuously in Canonical’s lab to ensure that the latest security updates function smoothly.

Deployment-ready embedded PC with high compatibility and flexibility

Advantech and Canonical work together to provide deployment-ready IoT devices that deliver the best out-of-the-box Ubuntu experiences. Indeed, Canonical performs tests to confirm that the Ubuntu running on the system meets industrial standards and that each I/O on the EPC-U3233 works properly. In terms of I/O, this system includes 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 x 1 (10Gbps), 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x COM, 2 x HDMI, 2 x LAN, and 2 x GPIO ports. Furthermore, Advantech’s EPC-U3233 features 3 x M.2 expansion slots that enable AI at the edge, support diverse wireless connectivity for data transmission, and accommodate high data rates in demanding data-intensive applications.

Industrial-grade protection and Ubuntu 20.04 ensure reliable operation

Designed for use in sensitive industrial environments and ideal for factory automation, Advantech’s EPC-U3233 supports 12 ~ 24 VDC power input and guarantees resistance against electrostatic shock. EPC-U3233 is EMC certified for industrial and residential environments (IEC 61000-6-2, 6-4 & IEC 61000-6-1, 6-3). Likewise, EPC-U3233 benefits from Ubuntu 20.04 enhanced security and stability, including a constant security patching process and kernel self-protection, stack-clash protection, and control flow integrity features. Canonical also provides continuous regression testing for EPC-U3233 throughout the lifecycle of the Ubuntu release and guarantees both 5-years of maintenance updates and extended security maintenance (ESM) software update support.

Key Features 

  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i processor with fanless design
  • Palm-sized, mechanical chassis design (180 x 116 x 66 mm/7.28 x 4.72 x 2.55 in) for rapid system integration
  • Diverse system I/O: 4 x COM, 4 x USB, 2 x HDMI, 2 x GbE LAN, and 2 x 16-bit GPIO
  • Up to 3 x M.2 slots: 1 x 2230 E-key, 1 x 2242/3042 B-Key, and 1 x 2280 M-key l   Hardware-based data protection with TPM and RAID
  • CE (RED) Wi-Fi and B/T certified
  • EMC industrial environment (IEC 61000-6-2, 6-4), and residential environment (IEC 61000-6-1, 6-3) certified
  • Win 10 IoT, and Linux Ubuntu OS compatible
Benefits with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS certification
  • 1 day hardware and OS validation procedure
  • Pre-installed services can save 30 minutes per device on IT on-site deployment
  • Security and updates backed by both Canonical and Advantech
  • 10-year, long-term support

Advantech’s EPC-U3233 compact fanless computer is available for order now. For more information on Ubuntu certified hardware, check out the Ubuntu website.

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