AAEON’s UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit Paves the way for Streamlined Application Development

2022-06-02

With the introduction of the UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit, users can maximize the potential of applications with a powerful AI-ready system.

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(Taipei, Taiwan – June 2, 2022) – AAEON continues to innovate and improve with the introduction of their UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit, which offers customers elite, exclusive features in a plug-and-play industrial turnkey solution powered by the Intel Atom® x6425RE SoC (formerly Elkhart Lake).

An upgrade from the UP Squared 6000 Edge, the UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit provides a wealth of additional features while only outgrowing its predecessor’s form factor by 1 centimeter in height. This centimeter houses an integrated carrier board containing a HAT2-compatible 40-pin PSE header, doubling the expansion options available compared to previous iterations of the UP Board series. This is in addition to an already impressive I/O, which features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, two COM ports, three USB 3.2 ports, along with three M.2 sockets to incorporate AI, SSD, 5G, and Wi-Fi5/6 modules.

The most prominent innovation and unique benefit that the UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit’s carrier board provides to users is the Intel® Programmable Services Engine (Intel® PSE). This feature, exclusive to AAEON, gives users remote management of their application even when the system is completely powered off via Out-of-Band (OOB) Management. The Intel PSE also provides users with Network Proxy and Embedded Controller Lite functions, which grant comprehensive control over an application’s battery power management and network presence while it is in low power mode.

The UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit further offers a wealth of integrated software to facilitate seamless development in a plug-and-play kit. Its pre-installed software package includes Ubuntu desktop LTS, Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit, and Intel® Media SDK, enabling users to develop enhanced edge AI applications with in-built accelerated imagine processing, AI inferencing, and deep-learning models.

Such an array of both software and hardware expansion options make the UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit unparalleled among development kits with such a compact form factor in the current market, where features often come at the expense of size limitations. However, AAEON is determined to maintain its ethos of continuous innovation with its UP Edge Computing Kit range, also featuring the UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit, powered by the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Iris® Xe graphics, which has already shown exceptional utility for vision-based edge AI applications.

For more information on the new UP Edge Computing Kit range, visit its product page featuring both the UP Squared 6000 Edge Computing Kit and UP Xtreme i11 Edge Compute Enabling Kit, or directly to the UP Shop for ordering information.

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About AAEON

Established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of industrial IoT and AI Edge solutions. With continual innovation as a core value, AAEON provides reliable, high-quality computing platforms including industrial motherboards and systems, rugged tablets, embedded AI Edge systems, uCPE network appliances, and LoRaWAN/WWAN solutions. AAEON also provides industry-leading experience and knowledge to provide OEM/ODM services worldwide. AAEON also works closely with cities and governments to develop and deploy Smart City ecosystems, offering individual platforms and end-to-end solutions. AAEON works closely with premier chip designers to deliver stable, reliable platforms, and is recognized as an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. For an introduction to AAEON’s expansive line of products and services, visit www.aaeon.com.