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Medical Applications - Nursing Carts



Nursing carts are lightweight and durable mobile stations used in medical facilities for storing and conveying medications and emergency medical supplies, as well as for dispensing medication and assisting with nurse education. Nursing cart applications are designed to enhance patient care, decrease paper work, and ease the workload for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Medical Applications

Requirements and Solution

One of our customers based in Europe in the medical field wanted to upgrade and enhance their nursing carts’ reliability and capability for data processing and medication delivery. As the nursing carts needed to transfer critical data back to the nursing station instantly, WiFi signal strength was crucial. The customer was looking for a control board with high CPU processing and graphic performance, and multiple expansion capability for WiFi/3G modules.

To meet these requirements, Advantech’s AIMB-232 THIN Mini-ITX motherboard was used as it uses an Intel® Mobile UTL i3/i5/i7 Processor, provides three independent displays, and supports high graphic performance up to 4K at 60Hz resolution. With two Mini PCIe expansion slots onboard for WiFi/3G/LTE and storage, it’s flexible enough for additional medical compliant Advantech WiFi modules or industrial level mSATA/ SSD. AIMB-232 THIN Mini-ITX motherboard, with 40-45% height reduced low profile I/O design and medical compliant thermal solution, is ideal for portable medical applications with restricted space. Most importantly, AIMB-232 is ESD level 4 test certified with which provides the highest ESD protection to avoid power surge damage.

AIMB-232 Features

  • Latest Intel® 7th & 6th generation Core™/Celeron® ULT processors
  • THIN Mini-ITX (under 22mm height) motherboard
  • 2 x full-size Mini PCIe expansion supported
  • Triple display support: HDMI, DP, LVDS/eDP 
  • Level 4 ESD protection