Adlink Technology, vendor of cloud-based services, gateways and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), announced Tuesday that the company will showcase its latest IoT platforms, including a near real-time machine-to-machine (M2M) automation solution featuring robotic arms and a vending machine at IoT World 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
The M2M automation solution features the MXE-202i intelligent gateway, based on Intel® IoT Gateway Technology, and Vortex Data Distribution Services (DDS). Motion tracking triggers a motion sensor connected to the MXE-202i, which ingests the data that is then distributed to the robotic devices via Vortex DDS in order to activate the arms.
The MXE-200i Series provides a robust embedded system supporting wide application development and easy service deployment in industrial automation, while the Vortex data sharing platform enables easy distribution of data between devices and from device to cloud.
The Adlink vending machine features a Mini-ITX compute board and remote management enabled by the Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) Cloud solution. Adlink’s vending employs software, hardware and end-user applications that work together in real-time to unlock previously inaccessible data, creating smart, interactive points-of-sale.
The addition of cloud-based remote management tools enable vending systems to be managed more effectively by signaling maintenance or restocking requirements and adding the ability to more closely track incoming revenue.
Last month, Adlink Technology unveiled its thin mini-ITX embedded board AmITX-BW-I for flexible embedded application development. The AmITX-BW-I offers enhanced display features with Intel Gen 8 LP high-definition graphics in a low profile and scalable design.
With low-latency, high-resolution video imaging, the AmITX-BW-I features the Intel Atom x5-E8000 processor and is designed for graphics-intense applications such as infotainment, medical imaging, and industrial automation. Intel Gen 8 LP HD Graphics supports three independent 4K displays and provides full hardware acceleration for encoding/decoding of HEVC H.265, H.264/263, SVC, AVS, VP8/9, and MPEG4. Video and 3D rendering is enhanced by DirectX 11.1, OpenGL 4.2, ES 3.0, and OpenCL 1.2.