Advantech’s fanless, embedded IPC, the ARK-5260, is an expandable, all-in-one computing platform for machine automation, industrial plants, and cabinet integration. It offers flexible expansion with two PCI slots and one PCIe x1 slot, rubber anti-vibration card-holder for PC expansion boards, two 2.5" SATA HDD bays to meet large storage demands, and front-side I/O interfaces for easy replacement and maintenance. It also supports wide-range 12~24V DC input and is packed into a small, rugged case.
With the addition of a motion card and a video grabber, the ARK-5260 could form the basis for a visual inspection application, and with the video capture card alone, the rugged platform design makes for an excellent industrial DVR. Four RS-232/422/485 serial ports satisfy most industrial needs for signal control. The ARK-5260 also offers plenty of I/O expansion connectors and slots for industrial automation applications.