The popularity of fanlesss embedded systems appears to be growing with Taiwanese outfit Axiomtek releasing a new low-power hardened system.
The rBOX204 comes programmed to run AXView monitoring software for both indoor and outdoor industrial environments but ships with some fairly natty technology which we expect to start powering other sorts of systems.
Firstly it has a wide-temperature operation, a super compact form-factor and can be expanded.
It supports four Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports, which can power IEEE802.3af compliant powered devices (PD) and transmit data simultaneously, saving wiring costs and suitable for outdoor applications such as IP video surveillance, APs, industrial controls, and intercoms.
There are multiple built-in serial ports, high-speed LANs and USB 2.0 ports and SNMP V1/V2c support for secured network management.
The SoC comes pre-installed with Linux, Windows CE 6.0 or Windows XP Embedded, the rBOX204 provides programmers with a friendly environment for developing application software at a lower cost. To fit various application requirements, the rBOX204 can be Din-rail mounted.