Kontron announced the availability of its machine-to-machine (M2M) deployable system, the Kontron KM2M806XT. The ready-to-deploy hardware platform matches the requirements of M2M applications that must operate in extended temperatures and industrial environments. It comes with application-ready middleware and supports M2M digital device connectivity right out of the box. Suited for factory and smart building automation applications, it’s industrial temp rated (-40 to +85°C) and includes a cast aluminum case with thermal management capabilities needed for operation under extended temperature conditions.
The KM2M806XT is based on the Intel Atom processor architecture. The device is designed with a modular approach, which includes a carrier board, audio/video board, a Kontron COM Express mini Computer-on-Module (Kontron COMe-mTT10), an optional expansion board, and an M2M software development kit from Wind River.
The modular approach enables a simple and cost efficient tailoring to specific application needs. So even specific interface demands or processor requirements can easily be integrated, which reduces time-to-market and total cost of ownership.
An external USB port simplifies use of M2M SDKs. The built-in accelerometer, dual HDMI and HD audio support enables designers to implement both movement tracking and intensive audio/video smart services features. The platform supports 802.11 at 2.4 and 5 GHz. An integrated 802.15.4 WPAN transceiver flexibly supports a wide range of protocols and network topologies, such as 6LoPAN, Wireless HART, ZigBee, and others, using a unique 802.15.4 MAC layer interface.