Aaronn Electronic introduces A2I Box PC

Highly customizable box PC for projects of any size

Aaronn Electronic GmbH | 13.11.2019


Box PCs offer users a wide range of options for project-specific customizations. However, with smaller numbers of quantities, this has been time-consuming and expensive until now. Aaronn Electronic closes this gap with the compact, completely modular A2I-Box. The system integrator’s first own box PC is based on experience from numerous customer projects and offers absolute flexibility even for small quantities. It can be first seen from 26.11. to 28.11.2019 at the SPS fair in Nuremberg (Hall 8/Booth 426).

At this year’s SPS in Nuremberg, Aaronn Electronic will be presenting its first box PC developed in-house – the A2I Box PC. The system integrator from Puchheim near Munich closes a gap identified in numerous customer projects: Although there is already a wide range of different Box PCs for diverse applications, customer-specific adaptations are generally only possible for larger quantities. In addition, this requires a complex coordination process between customer, system integrator and manufacturer.

The A2I-Box-PC, on the other hand, offers a completely modular and highly flexible alternative that is oriented to the customer requirements that have been identified in practical applications. The basis is a chassis with carrier board developed by Aaronn Electronic. The Aaronn experts support the adaptation of the A2I box to the specific application from design-in to the image creation and extension with mPCIe cards.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple expansion options

The basic configuration of the A2I-Box already meets all important practical requirements. With dimensions of 142.4 x 103 x 54.5 millimetres, the fanless chassis is very compact. Nevertheless, with DisplayPort, 2 x RS/232, 2 x USB 3.0 and 2 x GbE, it offers a comprehensive range of interfaces. This can be expanded as required via mPCIe slots – for example by connecting via CAN, Profibus or RS485.

“For our A2I-Box, we have taken up the requirements that customers have repeatedly placed on us in recent years and implemented them in a standardized but completely modular product,” explains Florian Haidn, Managing Director of Aaronn Electronic. “Because it is Aaronn’s own product, everything is done in house and we are fully independent. We are therefore able to react much faster and more flexibly to inquiries. “

The actual delivery time depends on the adaptation level. However, it is considerably reduced compared to the previous procedure. Aaronn stocks the necessary components in sufficient quantities. Adjustments – even to the chassis – can be made at the company premises in Puchheim at any time.

A2I-Box as IoT Gateway for Cloud Connection

The A2I-Box is ideal for a wide range of applications, but its qualities as an IoT gateway for connection to a cloud are particularly effective. It has already been successfully tested in initial projects. The feedback was very positive. Among other things, the testers appreciate the fact that they can work with one box family for several applications within their company thanks to its modularity.

Using Intel Movidius mPCIe cards, deep learning and AI applications can also be implemented. This is also indicated by the product name: A2 stands for twice A as the first letter of Aaronn and Artificial Intelligence, the I for the wide range of applications up to AI (Artificial Intelligence).

A2I Box-PC datasheet can be found at: https://bit.ly/33X4s7Z