AAEON Announces Official Support for NVIDIA Jetpack 4.5 and Secureboot on BOXER-8200 Systems

2021-05-04

AAEON announces official support for NVIDIA JetPack 4.5 on BOXER systems featuring NVIDIA Jetson SOMs, and custom support for implementing Secureboot on new orders.

AAEON, an industry leader in embedded AI Edge systems, announces new software support for the BOXER-8200 series of embedded PCs featuring NVIDIA® Jetson™ system on modules (SOMs). AAEON has officially signed an agreement with Canonical to provide customers with pre-installed JetPack 4.5 including a sample file system derived from Ubuntu Linux, on new BOXER-8200 systems. Additionally, AAEON announces new services to provide custom Secureboot to clients in addition to other customization options.

AAEON is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive platform solutions powered by NVIDIA Jetson SOMs. To meet the needs of clients, AAEON has signed an agreement with Canonical to provide NVIDIA JetPack 4.5 on the entire range of BOXER-8200 series systems. Developers and customers who purchase new BOXER-8200 series systems can receive the system with NVIDIA JetPack preinstalled, with no need to flash the image before starting the system up for the first time. The BOXER-8200 series includes the BOXER-822x platforms with Jetson Nano, BOXER-8240AI with Jetson AGX Xavier, BOXER-825x platforms with Jetson Xavier NX, and BOXER-823x platforms (currently under development) with Jetson TX2 NX.

JetPack 4.5 provides access to the latest drivers and toolkits to fully leverage the NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem out of the box, with no additional setup needed. AAEON will continue to support clients who prefer using the ACLinux distribution with Jetpack 4.4 by providing both options as separate part numbers when ordering. This way, developers and clients can choose the Linux distribution and user interface they prefer.

AAEON also announces a service for customizing Secureboot. Recommended by NVIDIA, Secureboot helps protect clients and end users from having their data stolen or copied by ensuring that the device boots only using trusted software. Secureboot utilizes an encrypted secure key fused into the Jetson module to verify and decrypt the bootloaders and kernel during boot up. This prevents the system from running should a hacker modify OS kernels, and also prevents the OS image from being copied to and run on unauthorized hardware.

AAEON is now offering multiple NVIDIA JetPack versions and firmware level software customization services for developers and customers. Boot loader customization enables booting from storage media other than the on-board eMMC storage, such as microSD cards or SATA drives. OS customization allows clients to use their own boot screen logos, as well as customize OS functions. Additionally, AAEON offers driver porting for third-party expansion modules, giving users more flexibility to deploy expansion modules such as Wi-Fi and 4G cards.

AAEON is an NVIDIA Preferred Partner and works closely with customers and clients to develop a range of rugged AI Edge hardware solutions to power any application. To learn more about the newest software and services from AAEON, contact a representative or visit www.aaeon.com.

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