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Advantech Launches USM-260 Series of Industrial-Grade Box PCs for Edge Computing


Taipei, Taiwan, October 2019 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial computing platforms, is pleased to announce its USM-260 series of high-performance box PCs. Designed for a wide range of semi-industrial and commercial applications, including edge computing, machine vision, AI, self-service, high-traffic POS, and digital signage, the USM-260 series are intelligent multi-functional box PCs equipped with a 7/6th gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® desktop processor. The system’s compact design and provision of multiple I/O, including 8 x USB, 2 x LAN, and 4 x COM, support the integration of diverse peripherals to expand the system functionalities or satisfy specific application requirements. Designed for long-duration 24/7 operation, USM-260 provides a highly reliable and stable device that can be easily expanded for industrial automation and process control management operations.

Industrial-Grade Design with Advanced Thermal Solution

In addition to its compact form factor, the USM-260’s industrial-grade design supports a wide operating temperature range (0 ~ 40 °C for HDD and 0 ~ 50 °C for SSD) to ensure reliable and stable operation both indoor and outdoor[PW1] . USM-260 is also equipped with an advanced thermal solution that improves heat dissipation to protect the processor from extreme temperatures and eliminate potential bending during PCB assembly.  [PW1]What other features does it have to support outdoor use? IP rating? Solid enclosure to protect against water and dust?     

Easy Expansion with Diverse I/O

Featuring USB, COM, HDMI, DP, LAN, and mSATA I/O interfaces, the USM-260 series is built for easy expansion. For applications that necessitate the connection of multiple peripheral devices, some of which may still use serial data interfaces, the USM-260 provides various I/O connectors with excellent data handling and networking capabilities to support the integration of a wide range of peripherals according to specific usage requirements.

Front-Facing HDD/SSD Tray for Convenient Maintenance

USM-260 is designed for easy maintenance with the inclusion of a front-facing dual 2.5” HDD/SSD tray that can be easily accessed for data backups, as well as four front-facing USB 2.0 ports that support BIOS, firmware, and middleware upgrades. Furthermore, located under the I/O cover at the rear of the device are one full-size and one half-size mini PCIe expansion slots for installing various Wi-Fi or mSATA storage modules. The accessibility of these interfaces enables rapid diagnosis and maintenance for reduced system downtime and total cost of ownership.

Integrated WISE-PaaS Software for Business Intelligence

USM-260 supports video AI functions including people counting, heatmap analysis and interactive signage and is also equipped with Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/DeviceOn remote management platform that provides real-time device control, machine status monitoring, and data visualization functions for industrial IoT applications. The platform provides a library of API functions and supports over-the-air configuration and software updates, which allows a large number of devices to be rapidly onboarded, conveniently managed, and easily maintained

Key Features

  • 7/6th gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® 35W desktop processor
  • Compact design saves installation space
  • Front-facing easy-access dual 2.5” HDD/SSD tray
  • Supports dual display (DP+HDMI, DP+VGA, or HDMI+VGA)
  • 8 x USB, 2 x LAN, and 4 x COM for integrating peripherals
  • Mini PCIe for easy RAM and mSATA installation
  • Supports VESA, wall, and desktop mounting

Advantech’s USM-260 industrial-grade box PC is available for order now. To obtain more information regarding this or other Advantech products and services, contact your local sales support team or visit the USM-260 product page on the Advantech website at

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