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The EPC-U3233 by Advantech Gets Ubuntu Certified to Accelerate AIoT Applications


December 2021, Taipei, Taiwan - Advantech and Canonical have collaborated to help enterprises accelerate Edge AIoT Applications with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS certified on 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 5-years of maintenance updates and 5-years of extended security maintenance (ESM) to give enterprises a stable and secure IoT platform for AI application and edge computing.

Compact fanless computer for AMR/AGV applications

Advantech’s EPC-U3233 delivers a 50% increase in performance when compared to previous generation CPUs. This computer adopts the compact fanless form factor to accommodate space-conscious industrial applications. The compute power, compact design of the EPC-U3233 and Ubuntu combine to enable data-intensive computing and autonomous mobile robots (AMR), automated guided vehicle (AGV) related applications. OTA and transactional updates ensure that the Ubuntu certified EPC-U3233 maintains secure and uninterrupted operations of Edge AIoT applications in manufacturing and industrial environments. The Ubuntu certified EPC-U3233 is continuously tested in Canonical’s lab to ensure the latest security updates work well on the device.

Deployment-ready embedded PC with high compatibility and flexibility

With Ubuntu certification, Advantech and Canonical work together to provide deployment-ready IoT devices and ensure developers have the best out-of-the-box Ubuntu experience. Canonical performs tests to confirm that the Ubuntu running on the system meets industrial grade standards and that each I/O on the EPC-U3233 works properly — including 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 environment (IEC 61000-6-2, 6-4) and residential environment (IEC 61000-6-1, 6-3)d. Moreover, the EPC-U3233 benefits from Ubuntu 20.04 enhanced security and stability, including a constant security patching process and features like kernel self protection, stack-clash protection, control flow integrity, and more. Canonical also provides continuous regression testing on the certified EPC-U3233 throughout the lifecycle of the Ubuntu release and guarantees 5-years of maintenance updates and 5-years of extended security maintenance (ESM) software update support.

Key Features of EPC-U3233

  • 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

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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