Kontron KBox B-Series For Logistics

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Automation and digitalisation create decisive competitive advantages in the highly competitive wholesale and warehouse logistics sectors. Suitable hardware is essential for realising innovative ideas and applications. With the KBox B-201-CFL and KBox B-202-CFL models, Aaronn Electronic GmbH offers two powerful and robust embedded box PCs from its manufacturing partner Kontron. Eighth and ninth generation Intel Core processors and up to 32 GB of RAM provide the necessary performance that, for example, autonomous small vehicles in the warehouse need to process the numerous sensor data in real time. Direct connection to warehouse management software via Wi-Fi is also no problem.

With the latest Intel processors up to the ninth generation Core i7, the models in Kontron’s KBox B series are also ideally suited for demanding applications in the logistics sector. Developers also benefit from the long-term availability. This means they can work with the identical hardware platform for at least five years – and even longer with services from system integrator Aaronn Electronic.

“Our KBox B-201-CFL can be deployed in a large warehouse, for example, to give employees equipped with tablets direct access to several storage systems connected to the Embedded Box PC,” reports Siegfried Zidek, Product Manager at Kontron. The computers are also already being used successfully to control autonomous small vehicles (AGV – Automated Guided Vehicle), which increasingly feature in warehouse logistics. With the CPU support (i7-8700 or higher), generous memory, support for Wi-Fi and CAN as well as support for Auto PowerON, they are ideally equipped for these applications.

Despite the powerful CPUS with up to 65 watts, the KBox B-series is also able to cope with the continuous load and sometimes extreme temperatures that are common in logistics. Thanks to an ingenious fan concept, the high performance is available without interruption even when used 24/7 at high temperatures (up to 45°C). The fan is effectively protected from contamination by an easily removable grille and an additional filter mat. Only two screws need to be loosened for cleaning. As a result, unlike fanless systems, no more compromises are required in terms of performance.

As a long-standing system integrator for Kontron, Aaronn Electronic not only offers standard models, but can also fulfil highly individual requirements with a barebone concept based on the modular principle. These can be clarified in close cooperation with the software developers, even for small quantities, and the box PCs can be configured and customised accordingly. 

Kontron KBox B-series – First choice for demanding IoT applications

The Kontron Embedded Box PCs of the KBox B-series offer high processor performance in a compact format. The KBox B-201-CFL and KBox B-202-CFL are based on mini-ITX motherboards and accommodate 8th or 9th generation Intel Core processors. Thanks to the modular principle, Aaronn Electronic, as a long-standing Kontron partner, can tailor them precisely to customer requirements where demanding software requires high computing power and the total cost of ownership (TCO) plays an important role.

With up to 32GB DDR4L memory, both variants can be customised for even the most demanding applications in the field of video and image analysis. One 2.5-inch and M.2 SSD each in the B-201-CFL model and up to four SSD drives with RAID function (B-202-CFL) provide sufficient space for the operating system, applications and data. The Embedded Box PCs are EN55032 Class B certified and are therefore suitable for use in residential and commercial areas as well as for harsh environments thanks to an innovative fan concept with easily removable and washable metal grille. Both versions are designed for an operating temperature between 0 and +45 °C. The compact (190 x 60 x 190 mm) KBox B-201-CFL can be positioned almost anywhere with a VESA mount and mounting brackets for horizontal and vertical operation. The KBox B-201-CFL (90 x 120 x 190 mm) can be expanded particularly flexibly via two PCIe x8 cards or one PCIe x16 card.

Your direct contact person for Kontron KBox B-Series

Christian Squarra
Key Account Manager
Tel.: +49 89-894577-15