Kari Grosser

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Intelligent Gateway Controller for Emergency Solutions in Transportation

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 21, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Project Introduction

There are two differing views about passenger safety at stations which have dictated station design for the last 150 years or more. For most of the world, it has been assumed that passengers (and other members of the public) will take care of their own safety when walking on or near a railway.

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers, Remote I/O

Smart IoT Technology for Flood and Water Level Monitoring

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 19, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Flooding and excessive rainfall can wreak havoc with indispensable assets and infrastructure. Water treatment plants, for example, are typically near a body of water, and thousands are located on flood plains. By tracking data like rainfall, ground saturation, and upstream water levels, industries and utilities can get early warnings about flooding and take action to protect their customers and equipment.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Simultaneous Connection and Powering for IP Surveillance Cameras

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 11, 2017 11:25:00 AM

The Challenge

When a successful European toy manufacturer outgrew its facilities, it built a brand new campus that included the office, manufacturing and warehouse space. Since copper Ethernet cable has a range limitation of about 100 meters, multi-mode fiber was used to network the three new buildings. Multi-mode fiber provided the necessary range, immunity to Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), speeds of up to 40 GB/s and high security. As the facility received daily visits from toy sales representatives and other outsiders, security was an important consideration.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 16: Industrial PCs vs. Commercial PCs

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 8, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Join Chuck this week as he chats with Marlea Handler, Product Sales Manager, about the difference between Industrial PCs and Commercial PCs.

 

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Topics: Embedded Automation Computers

Advantech Expands its Industrial Managed Switch Offerings

Posted by Kari Grosser on Sep 6, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group has expanded its industrial managed switch product offering with the introduction of the EKI-9600 series. The EKI-9600 series are L3 managed Gigabit switches that support static routing and network address translation (NAT) features, enabling an easier and faster setup for network backbones at a lowest cost.

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Topics: Industrial Communication

Advantech Launches Dual-port EtherCAT Motion Control PCI Master Card

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 31, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of the PCI-1203 high-end, 32 axis EtherCAT motion and I/O master card.

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Topics: Data Acquisition, Data Acquisition & Communication

Chatting with Chuck - Episode 15: Solar PV Market

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 21, 2017 10:45:00 AM

This week's episode of Chatting with Chuck is all about the solar pv market. Join Chuck and Gary Frederich, Advantech Western Region Sales Manager, as they dive into the current state of the solar pv market, solar monitoring projects and more!

 

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Automated Optical Inspection - An Example of the PCB Solder Detection Solution

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 17, 2017 11:10:00 AM

Introduction

Printed circuit boards (PCB) must be laden with more components than ever before, making automatic optical inspection technology even more important. From 2-D to 3-D inspection, the present technology is able to effectively detect the mounting of components and their soldering quality and position. In order to enhance detection efficiency, this case uses Advantech's motion control technology - SoftMotion works with other brand image acquisition cards and inspection software to accomplish the goal of high-speed solder inspection.

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Topics: Industrial Computer Chassis

Advantech Launches New Compact IPCs

Posted by Kari Grosser on Aug 16, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Responding to request for compact IPCs with failure prediction and quick maintenance, Advantech's IIoT Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of rackmount IPCs featuring short-depth, self-diagnosis, remote manageability and modularized design.

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Topics: Industrial Computer Chassis

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