EPIC KBS7 – The 4-inch compact powerhouse that ensures consistently low production costs

Vivien Wang 2017-06-01

A high-performing Machine Vision design with enhanced I/Os Expandability and a wide voltage solution

(Taipei, Taiwan) AAEON, a major developer of Industry 4.0 computing solutions, launches the EPIC-KBS7, a versatile and easily customized product that offers interchangeable CPU and I/Os, which effectively lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 20% in system assembly. The EPIC-KBS7 provides interchangeable CPUs and a highly dynamic design, allowing the customer to easily tailor and customize according to their needs.

Fitting everything onto a nifty 4 inch board, the EPIC-KBS7 uses a highly dynamic and durable system assembly model to achieve I/O flexibility beyond typical industrial requirements. Designed to shorten lead-time and decrease prototyping manufacturing time costs, the EPIC-KBS7 is a small but powerful form factor in a compact and highly efficient design that will meet the demands of the ever-changing landscape in smart industrial management and automation.

Connectivity includes 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports and 2 Giga LAN Ports, along with VGA, HDMI, LVDS, SATA and COM support. The pin compatible socket type Kabylake design enables a wide choice of interchangeable CPUs to select from, fulfilling and surpassing customer needs. Additionally, the EPIC-KBS7 supports a wide voltage power input ranging from 9-24V as well as an operational temperature range of 0-60°C, making it the ideal choice for industrial factory environments. Turnaround time is effectively decreased as the only time required for board design is i/o board manufacturing, therefore enabling quick customization.

"The EPIC-KBS7 is geared toward the machine vision niche of industrial automation. Its uses can be applied to surveillance systems, data collection and assimilation, and cyber control systems, and this comprehensive pack all comes together in a mere 4 inch board, which will really decrease manufacturing costs and accelerate the time it takes for designs to launch," said Alicia Wang, Product Manager of AAEON's Embedded Computing Division (ECD).

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