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Advantech Targets Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) Systems

Date: 3/5/2014 12:00:00 AM
May xxth, 2013, Taipei –Advantech (2395.TW), a global embedded computing leader providing embedded platform solutions across multiple vertical markets, is pleased to announce a series of ITA industrial PCs specifically targeted toward automatic ticketing and fare collection systems. These rugged computers provide users with intelligent, high-performance operating platforms that can control automatic gate machines, ticket vendors, and booking office machines, all applications with high demands for accuracy, dependability, and durability.
 
ITA-1710 and ITA-1910 are fanless, compact-size industrial PCs that Advantech recommends specifically for service as AFC controllers, or in automated ticketing systems. Featuring an Intel® Atom™ D525 dual core processor, and a plentiful array of I/O ports, these compact systems are built to handle the demands of 24/7 public service.
 

High I/O

Though compact in size, this series supports rich I/O ports, satisfying the need to link with all kinds of external sensors, controllers, and displays. ITA-1710 supports 10 COM ports and 6 USBs, while ITA-1910 supports 16 COM ports and 8 USBs.  These systems accommodate card readers, proximity sensors, ticket printers, gate controllers, assorted switches, and information displays with connectors to spare.
 

Built Tough

ITA-1710 andITA-1910 feature fully sealed and fanless chassis design, with all high heat chips in direct contact with the extruded aluminum heat sink; ambient temperatures can be from -25° to 60° C, so though the people may suffer, intemperate temperatures pose no problem for the equipment. It is also built to endure vibration. DDR3 Memory is soldered in place on-board, for durable mountings that resist oxidation and vibration. The modularized I/O design minimizes internal cabling, which increases vibration resistance, and with it, reliability.
 

Robust Power

These systems are not picky eaters; they operate on DC input ranging anywhere from 9 to 36 Volts, making them compatible with most all DC adapters. They also support NVRAM, which retains data even in the event of sudden power failures. This can be a definite plus when it comes to fare collection.
 

Easy Maintenance

Tool-free, easy-connect CF/SATA DOM modules provide for convenient software and data updates. With all I/O ports on one side, these systems are optimized for easy access, easy assembly and easy maintenance, just the kind of cooperative characters required by demanding AFC systems.

Ideally Suited

The ITA-1710 and ITA-1910 are perfect for any type if automatic ticketing or fare collection system, whether it be in transportation, entertainment, athletics, or cultural venues. With long product life designed in from the beginning, these systems are built to work and keep on working.
 

Slim Version

Rounding out the series is the latest edition, ITA-1610. With only half size of ITA-1910, It’s perfect for tight-space applications with reduced I/O requirements, such as Passenger Information Systems.
 
The ITA-1610/1710/1910 series supports Windows XP Embedded and Linux, and comes with a strong suite of remote management utilities, Advantech SUSIAccess.
 
 

ITA-1610/1710/1910 Benefits:

  •      Ample I/O ports
  •      Built tough for reliable, long term service
  •      Modest power requirements
  •      Easy to get along with, easy to maintain
 
Models ITA-1610, ITA-1710, and ITA-1910 are all available now. Contact Advantech now to find out how this series of industrial PCs can work in your ticketing or fare collection system.