Advantech Introduces New Embedded Controller with Two PCI Cards On-Board

(Cincinnati, OH –January 2013) – Designed specifically for solar panel manufacturing and traffic management industries, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has released the ECU-1710A automation controller that combines an embedded computer and plug-in DAQ cards into one low profile, small footprint unit.

The fanless ECU-1710A integrates two Advantech DAQ cards (PCI-1710UL & PCI-1720U) onto the motherboard which offers 16-ch analog input, 4-ch analog output, 16-ch isolated digital input and 16-ch isolated digital output channels making the system more compact and enhancing the reliability of the system to make it especially useful in environments with limited available space.

To enable customers to develop their own applications and monitoring solutions, the ECU-1710A supports DAQNavi. DAQNavi is free software that can be downloaded from Advantech's website. It is a single integrated software package for programmers to develop their application programs and includes all utilities, driver, SDK and documents necessary for hardware configuration, testing, and programming.

To allow this exciting new device to perform complicated processes required for calculating traffic flow and the fine measurements needed for solar cell manufacturing, the ECU-1710A is powered by an Intel® Atom™ D510 dual core processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and provides the following communication interfaces: two 10/100M Ethernet, two RS-232 serial, and two USB 2.0 ports.

For more information or to purchase, please contact Advantech directly or your regional Advantech authorized distributor.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group – With the theme of Intelligent Automation, Seamless Integration, the Industrial Automation Group (IAG) of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in intelligent Automation technology. By combining connectivity, flexibility, ruggedness and being at the leading-edge of Internet of Things technology, IAG offers product offerings from Intelligent HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Wireless Communication, Automation Controllers, Automation Software, Embedded Automation Computers, Distributed I/O Modules, Wireless Sensor Network Solutions, Plug-in I/O, and Industrial Communication solutions for a wide array of industries. With more than 20 years of experience in providing a full range of products to different vertical markets, the Industrial Automation Group is proving to be a global leading Automation Product and Services provider. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 11380 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Website: Email:

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