【New Product Announcement】 AIM-65 Industrial Tablet with Application-Oriented Peripherals for Fleet Management and Field Service Operations
July 17, 2017 (Taipei,Taiwan) – Advantech, a leading industrial computing platform provider, is pleased to announce its award-winning AIM-65 industrial-grade tablet aimed at fleet management and field service applications. Additionally, Advantech is honored that the AIM-65 tablet has been awarded a 2017 Taiwan Excellence Award in recognition of its high innovative value.
Equipped with Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 processor for dual OS support, AIM-65’s lightweight (600g) yet rugged, fanless design ensures maximum portability and configuration flexibility for a wide range of usage scenarios. The device hardware includes front and rear cameras, 32 GB of eMMC storage, and an 8” WUXGA IPS full HD LCD display with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and multi-touch PCAP control. The touchscreen display is also directly bonded for reduced ray refraction and increased screen brightness to ensure sunlight readability for outdoor applications. Meanwhile, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G LTE, and Bluetooth 4.0 technology is provided to facilitate high-speed data transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and GPS tracking, while enabling real-time communication with back-end control systems.
With its wide operating temperature (-10 ~ 50 °C) and IP65-rated dust and water resistant design, AIM-65 has the durability to withstand operation in extreme in-vehicle/outdoor environments. The embedded hot-swappable 3.8V 18.6W battery provides up to 8 hours operation for long-duration usage, and can be recharged during transit using Advantech’s AIM-VEH7 vehicle docking station. In addition to the standard I/O, which includes 1 micro HDMI, 1 micro USB 2.0, and 1 micro SIM, AIM-65 offers 2 extension ports (via 1 AIM extension 14-pin pogo connector and 1 AIM dock 16-pin pogo connector) for integrating diverse peripheral modules, including a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, 1D/2D barcode scanner, UHF RFID reader, and RJ45+COM module, in order to provide customizable application-specific solutions for mobile field service, warehouse and logistics, and in-vehicle fleet management.
Industrial-Grade Features Provide Intelligent Support for Diverse Applications
Designed to support a wide range of intelligent mobile applications, AIM-65 is equipped with various industrial-grade features that offer substantial application value. The high-performance Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 processor supports both Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0 operating systems for flexible configuration. To support logistics and transport fleet applications, AIM-65 is embedded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE capabilities that enable high-speed data transfers and real-time communication for delivery status monitoring, GPS tracking/route optimization, and event notification/reporting. For markets such as public safety, utility, inspection, and construction, these built-in communication technologies drastically increase connectivity and enable multiple data streams, allowing management to monitor the on-site status and assign tasks remotely, while providing field staff with on-demand data access. Meanwhile, the provision of front and rear cameras (2 + 5 megapixels) and NFC and RFID technology streamlines data collection by enabling more efficient digitized inventorying and channel-specific packing operations for enhanced warehouse management applications. Additionally, the system’s rugged design, shock and vibration tolerance, and 4-ft. drop protection ensure that AIM-65 can withstand the constant vibrations of a moving forklift and large impacts resulting from rough handling.
Furthermore, Advantech has future-proofed AIM-65 with specific vehicle telematics firmware to ensure ELD readiness. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ELD mandate, by December 2017, all commercial fleet vehicles will be required to have an electronic logging device (ELD) for ensuring driver compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. Advantech’s ELD solution automatically manages HOS based on collected vehicle and driver data.
Modularized Peripherals for High Expandability and Flexible Functionality
A key advantage of AIM-65 is its high expandability for diverse applications and easy integration with existing systems. The tablet device can be equipped with a wide variety of application-oriented peripherals, such as a vehicle docking station, VESA mount dock, multi-slot charging cradle, 1D/2D barcode scanner, to extend the system functions according to specific usage requirements. For example, integrated with a 1D/2D barcode scanner, AIM-65 can be used for rapid inventory scanning and mobile asset management. For in-vehicle applications, AIM-65 can be integrated with Advantech’s AIM-VEH7 vehicle docking station, which supports a wide input power (9 ~ 32V) and features an extendable GPS antenna for enhanced connectivity. The vehicle docking station design comprises a pogo-pin connector that enables one-handed tablet docking/undocking, saving time and increasing operational efficiency. For field service operations, AIM-65 can be equipped with an RJ45+COM module for rapid connectivity via LAN, allowing users to access and output massive amounts of data in the field. Furthermore, the AIM-65 tablet can also be integrated with a VESA mount dock or fitted with a hand strap, holster, or shoulder strap for enhanced portability.
Unique Industrial Android OS and Application Framework ARGUS
To further enhance the system performance, AIM-65 is equipped with Advantech’s unique Android Remote General Utility System (ARGUS), which provides an industrial-grade Android OS and application framework to ensure stable and reliable computing. The ARGUS utility offers customers an intuitive and user-friendly tool for conducting remote control and diagnostics, enterprise management, OTA programming, and module extension operations.
With the ruggedness to withstand extreme environments and advanced industrial technology to deliver reliable performance, Advantech’s innovative AIM-65 device delivers the portability of a tablet with the durability and reliability of an industrial vehicle mounted terminal for diverse fleet management and field service operations.
- Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 quad-core processor for Windows 10 IoT and Android 6.0
- 8” WUXGA IPS full HD LCD display with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and multi-touch PCAP control
- Built-in Wi-Fi, BT, NFC, and 3G/4G LTE communication technology
- IP65 rating for protection from dust and water ingress
- Replaceable battery that supports up to 8 hours operation
- Optional extension modules and accessories, including a vehicle docking station, multi-slot charging cradle, VESA mount dock, 1D/2D barcode scanner, UHF RFID reader, RJ45+COM module, hand strap, holster, shoulder strap, and stylus
- ELD vehicle telematics firmware to ensure HOS compliance
- ARGUS industrial-grade Android OS/application framework
Advantech’s AIM-65 industrial tablet is available for order now. For more information regarding AIM-65 or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support or visit our website at www.advantech.com.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the number of potential applications and innovations made possible becomes unlimited. (Website: www.advantech.com )
About the Taiwan Excellence Award
The Taiwan Excellence Award program honors Taiwan’s most innovative and value-added products, and all products carrying the symbol have been selected based on their excellence in R&D, design, quality, marketing, and Taiwanese manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1992, the Taiwan Excellence Award is recognized in 101 countries. (Website: www.taiwanexcellence.com.tw)
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