Automation

Application Stories

From idea to industrial reality

From idea to industrial reality

voxeljet uses Kontron's KISS Rackmounts for its industrial 3D printers 3D printing systems have revolutionized many industrial sectors. The automotive industry, aircraft ...

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Heidelberg Postpress relies on embedded technologies from Kontron

Heidelberg Postpress relies on embedded technologies from Kontron

Working with Kontron, Heidelberg Postpress developed a high-quality control IPC to handle and coordinate its paper folding machines. The unit is easy to operate with a touchscreen, ...

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Adding IoT to Water Works Wonders for Malaysian Rice Growers

Adding IoT to Water Works Wonders for Malaysian Rice Growers

Kontron's Industrial Computing Platform enables innovative IoT precision farming solution.  In Malaysia demand for rice puts the country's water reserves under ...

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High-speed vision systems

High-speed vision systems

A high degree of customization is required for image processing systems – both in terms of compiling the hardware and the software. This leads to large accounts and ...

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High-Performance Control for Mining Trucks

High-Performance Control for Mining Trucks

Mining trucks are huge transport vehicles used on open-cast mines all over the globe, and the T 282 C made by Liebherr is the most powerful model in the world. Highperformance ...

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Intelligent positioning systems

Intelligent positioning systems

To enable faster and more precise positioning with less wear and tear of transfer carriages in automatic warehouses, the Automotive Aftermarket Business Unit of Robert ...

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Kontron COMs help Glacier industrial computers keep their cool

Kontron COMs help Glacier industrial computers keep their cool

CHALLENGE: Glacier Computer needed a powerful and rugged small form factor embedded computing solution for its industrialbased Everest products. SOLUTION: With the Kontron ...

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Robust and long-term available Panel PC in a cost-effective housing

Robust and long-term available Panel PC in a cost-effective housing

In order to improve order picking for the large base of small warehouses and assemblies, SSI Schaefer developed an affordable Pick-by-Light (PbL) system, which helps workers ...

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Laser control in semi-custom design - TRUMPF migrates from VME to customized Computer-on-Module design

Laser control in semi-custom design - TRUMPF migrates from VME to customized Computer-on-Module design

With the migration from VMEbus to a solution with Computer-on-Modules on tailor made carrier boards, the new laser control from TRUMPF Laser GmbH & Co. KG retains not ...

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iNOEX relies on Intel Atom processor-based HMIs with the Kontron Nano Client Panel PC

iNOEX relies on Intel Atom processor-based HMIs with the Kontron Nano Client Panel PC

The Intel Atom processor-based Kontron Nano Client panel PC with stainless steel housing has been implemented as a visualization client and HMI (Human Machine Interface) ...

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Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite

Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite

For the smooth operation and economic success of biogas plants, robust and durable components with long-term availability are essential factors. Additionally, if the components ...

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Soccer player versus machine

Soccer player versus machine

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) in Dortmund, Germany has developed a robot goalkeeper with lightning fast reflexes that is a match for even ...

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Agent software from Asentics with multicore industrial servers from Kontron

Agent software from Asentics with multicore industrial servers from Kontron

The new agent-based software architecture from Asentics for industrial image processing on surface inspection applications, such as PCB inspection, takes full advantage ...

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Sophisticated Image Processing

Sophisticated Image Processing

Sophisticated image processing systems are becoming an increasingly indispensible part of quality control on automated filling and packaging lines that require zero failure ...

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Surviving in Death Valley

Surviving in Death Valley

Before a vehicle reaches the mass production stage, countless measurements need to be made to coordinate all components optimally. Mobile measuring systems specialist Suchy ...

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Production Planning and Control System in the Automotive Industry

Production Planning and Control System in the Automotive Industry

The target of this project was to create the entire system that monitors the production process on the semiautomatic production machines, records all system alarm and fault ...

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Robust Control Technology in use Underground Worldwide

Robust Control Technology in use Underground Worldwide

Eickhoff shearer loaders use modular CompactPCI hardware from Kontron and the CoDeSys Soft PLC together with Profibus and CANopen in a single-system solution. The bundle ...

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Excavator

Excavator

CompactPCI computers control automated systems in open-cast mining operations. The objective was clear: a control system on a bucket-wheel excavator for mining lignite, ...

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HMI for the Printing Industry - Printing Press

HMI for the Printing Industry - Printing Press

Replacement of PLCs and NC controls by IPC based controls A customized HMI is integrated into the operating panel of a sheet fed offset printing press, which can do double-sided ...

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Laser Control

Laser Control

The laser is a universal tool for non-contact cutting, welding, marking, drilling, punching and forming materials. It is not subject to wear and tear. A 6U CompactPCI system ...

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Avionics

Application Stories

Airborne Transceiver Server Unit (ATSU)

Airborne Transceiver Server Unit (ATSU)

The ATSU was designed to bring broadband internet connectivity to commercial aircraft. In a single conduction-cooled, 6MCU chassis, AP Avionx/AP Labs (now Kontron) was ...

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Server Management Unit (SMU) and Modem Data Unit (MDU)

Server Management Unit (SMU) and Modem Data Unit (MDU)

The Server Management Unit and Modem Data Unit are critical elements of Row 44’s satellite-based broadband system that provides in-flight Internet connectivity, entertainment, ...

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ATG Communication Unit (AACU)

ATG Communication Unit (AACU)

The AACU provides a high performance air-to-ground (ATG) communication link. The advanced solution incorporates the ATG EV-DO Rev. A radio modem, an embedded GPS receiver ...

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Enhanced Terminal Wireless LAN Unit (eTWLU)

Enhanced Terminal Wireless LAN Unit (eTWLU)

The eTWLU is a small sealed ARINC-763 compliant transceiver that supports multiple high speed wireless protocols. This multi-protocol support enables the operation of the ...

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Communications

Defense

Application Stories

Roboteam - Creating an "A-Team"

Roboteam - Creating an

Unmanned robots help military and civilian task forces to scout the terrain and eliminate hot spots.

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Technology still far ahead of reality in Germany - Mobile Computing for the Police

Technology still far ahead of reality in Germany - Mobile Computing for the Police

From a technical standpoint it’s not too much to expect: detectives in an unmarked vehicle key the license plate of the car approaching a house under surveillance ...

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Kontron and Azimuth Sharpen the Department of Defense's Stiletto Boat Drug Interdiction

Kontron and Azimuth Sharpen the Department of Defense's Stiletto Boat Drug Interdiction

Azimuth, Incorporated has a long history as a government contractor successfully implementing and integrating the company’s specialty, ruggedized systems and software ...

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Robust multi-core technology for more accurate and faster mapping of the sea floor

Robust multi-core technology for more accurate and faster mapping of the sea floor

6U CompactPCI multi-core computing technology from Kontron based on the PICMG 2.16 standard enables ATLAS Hydrographic Echosounder to generate more detailed and more accurat ...

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Single Fastjet Pilot Flies Multiple Aircraft

Single Fastjet Pilot Flies Multiple Aircraft

During March 2007 a series of QinetiQ research activities culminated with a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot successfully controlling multiple unmanned aircraft from the cockpit ...

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Turnkey Platform for Navy

Turnkey Platform for Navy

Modern vessels such as frigate embark many computers. Massively parallel computation is required to process all signals for Radar, Sonar, Optronics, Electronic warfare ...

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Unmanned Avionic Surveillance

Unmanned Avionic Surveillance

Unmanned Avionic Vehicle are more and more used in military roles not only in surveillance but also in attacks to avoid human beings in dangerous areas. The UAV are pre-programmed ...

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Mobile Radar System

Mobile Radar System

Mobile Radar Systems are crucial to the artillery radar team to quickly locate enemy long-range artillery and rocket launcher positions. The system technology features ...

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Mobile PCs

Mobile PCs

Today‘s land warrior are equipped with high-performance technology in fully-enclosed, light-weight, energy-efficient, durable mobile PCs. For several generations, ...

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Digital Signal processing of Airborne Radars

Digital Signal processing of Airborne Radars

Radars, and more sharply Signal Aperture Radars (SAR), digital processing systems needs an association of powerful processing nodes and efficient data interfaces to sustain ...

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Kontron has supported Club S.O.N.I.A (Systeme d' Operation Nautique Intelligent et Autonome) from the Ecole de technologie superieure (a Technical University) in Montreal, ...

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International Space Station

International Space Station

DECLIC is a French generic experiment facility for scientific material research under a micro-gravity environment on board the International Space Station. Experiments ...

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Unmanned Avionic Surveillance

Unmanned Avionic Surveillance

Kontron and Florida-based Imperx, a market leader in mobile imaging, have come out with a new proven platform for the imaging industries, also used in Unmanned Avionic ...

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Communication with Military Vehicles

Communication with Military Vehicles

Data and voice communications with military vehicles have very specific requirements. Besides "ordinary" functionality, the unit and all of its components which ...

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CompactPCI MilPAC for Otomelara

CompactPCI MilPAC for Otomelara

Kontron has developed together with Otomelara, one of the leading military companies and part of the Finmeccanica group, a rugged portable solution within less than 6 months. ...

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Visualization for Submarines

Visualization for Submarines

For the use in ships and submarines Kontron has developed a rugged solution that has ultra low radiation capability and is almost noiseless. The system, which is based ...

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Energy

Application Stories

Energy Efficiency is a Competitive Factor

Energy Efficiency is a Competitive Factor

Fail-safe and maintenance-free systems fully utilize the potential of energy efficient manufacturing and help to sustain long term competitive advantage.

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Maintenance-free Kontron Box PC reduces TCO of Wattics’ energy analytics system

Maintenance-free Kontron Box PC reduces TCO of Wattics’ energy analytics system

Although reducing energy use is on everyone’s agenda, organizations face diffi culties in identifying saving opportunities. Wattics Sentinel is a self-learning energy ...

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Kontron CRMS based on AMT now is working in Wind Power SCADA system

Kontron CRMS based on AMT now is working in Wind Power SCADA system

After several years explosive growth in a raw, the Chinese wind power market now steps into a stable developing phase. Kontron kept eyes in this market since 2005. With ...

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Paperback format, mobile Panel PCs with ZigBee interfaces

Paperback format, mobile Panel PCs with ZigBee interfaces

The article features the new mobile and stationary eVISIO7 panel concept for wirless data recognition, manufactured by b-plus using COM Express® mini computer-on-modules ...

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Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite

Kontron Panel PC controls biogas plants with Open Source software from Awite

For the smooth operation and economic success of biogas plants, robust and durable components with long-term availability are essential factors. Additionally, if the components ...

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Public Water Way Control

Public Water Way Control

Detzem, a small town in the middle of the wine-growing region about 25 km from Trier, is also the location of one of the four barrages on the Moselle. These systems usually ...

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Theo Hell Industrieelektrik Uses Kontron System for Monitoring and Control of Water Facilities

Theo Hell Industrieelektrik Uses Kontron System for Monitoring and Control of Water Facilities

Every second, 100,000 liters of water roars through the two 22 metric ton valves of the Eifel Rurtalsperre Schwammenauel, the second largest reservoir in Germany with a ...

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Subsea Control 3000 Meters Deep

Subsea Control 3000 Meters Deep

Crude oil is increasingly extracted from greater and greater depths under the sea. This often requires the use of innovative drilling technology. Electronic control technology, ...

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Automated Pump-and-Compressor Equipment Preventive Maintenance Control System

Automated Pump-and-Compressor Equipment Preventive Maintenance Control System

Today, intense competition amidst oil refineries and petroleum chemical plants forces plants and companies to find new ways of profit maximization and production costs ...

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Infotainment

Application Stories

Ocean-going high-end entertainment platform - Embedded Box PCs in use as a multimedia entertainment system for luxury yachts

Ocean-going high-end entertainment platform - Embedded Box PCs in use as a multimedia entertainment system for luxury yachts

ABS GmbH in Saarbrücken, Germany has developed a new IP-based multimedia entertainment system specifically for use on yachts. With the all-in-one system one can watch ...

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Pure Uninterrupted Graphics Action - Sophisticated Display Technology for Digital Pinball With CRTtoLCD

Pure Uninterrupted Graphics Action - Sophisticated Display Technology for Digital Pinball With CRTtoLCD

Kontron’s CRTtoLCD flat-panel controller provides display control in the world’s first digital pinball machine, TAB-Austria’s “Virtual Pinball.”. ...

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If it’s a POS/POI system, there should be COMs inside

If it’s a POS/POI system, there should be COMs inside

The kiosk market is one of the ultimate markets for custom solutions; there are thousands of different types available on the worldwide market, and every requirement is ...

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Infotainment with a robust IPC core - ETX turns infotainment displays into full-fledged computers

Infotainment with a robust IPC core - ETX turns infotainment displays into full-fledged computers

When it comes to perfect POS/POI infotainment, computer technology is the only platform that can combine all potential media. That is why friendlyway has equipped their ...

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Flexible terminals create a relaxed shopping experience - Kontron develops embedded solution for Colruyt Group’s POS System

Flexible terminals create a relaxed shopping experience - Kontron develops embedded solution for Colruyt Group’s POS System

The food retail market is extremely competitive and budget-minded retailers must develop effective business processes and organizational structures that allow them to maintain ...

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Digital money trays: Tipro Deutschland brings interactive applications to the cash desk

Digital money trays: Tipro Deutschland brings interactive applications to the cash desk

The article focuses on the use of COM Express® mini computer-on-modules in digital cash trays, manufactured by Tipro Germany. The RFID and NFC compatible cash trays ...

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Information Terminal

Information Terminal

Visitor information terminal Autostadt Wolfsburg. Panel PC 15" Display with Touch Movement sensor Audio Height adjustable pedestal, i.e. the viewing area automatically ...

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Production Information Terminal (FIT)

Production Information Terminal (FIT)

A specially developed terminal for the needs of rough industrial environments that permits workers to access necessary information directly at their work station. 15" ...

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Banking Terminals

Banking Terminals

Developed and produced, Kontron is now providing the 3rd generation of account statement printer. Standard PC 10.4" / 15" Display with Touch Printer with double ...

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Road Charge Terminal

Road Charge Terminal

Stationary, manual terminal for the collection of trucking tolls Integrated PC 7401 15" touch display Cashless payments module with card reader and pinpad Thermal ...

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Gaming Terminals

Gaming Terminals

Development and production of touch screen gaming terminals 15" or 19" display with ELO touchscreen technology Camera with automatic picture illumination Network ...

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Pharmacy Cash Register

Pharmacy Cash Register

The silent compact cash register for phamacies Every necessary component integrated: operating system Windows 2000 bar code scanner prescription printer receipt printer customer ...

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PHIA© StehBar (Pharmacy Terminal)

PHIA© StehBar (Pharmacy Terminal)

A free standing terminal suitable for indoor areas Integrated PC (ISDN, DSL, WLAN, etc.) Integrated DIN A4 inkjet color printer Sound system 15" TFT touch display ...

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Car Access System Credit Cash

Car Access System Credit Cash

The Credit Cash from SKIDATA™ is designed for cashless payment and, unlike Easy Cash, accepts only credit cards.

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Car Access System Easy Cash

Car Access System Easy Cash

Easy Cash from SKIDATA™ is the optimal solution for the complex challenges of mid- and large size parking areas worldwide. Functions with coins or bank notes Accepts ...

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Telephone Point

Telephone Point

Slide-in model for communications business telephone points The primary function of the telephone point is the independantly changing presentation of advertising, user ...

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Medical

Application Stories

Optimizing emergency patient care with Kontron's COM Express modules

Optimizing emergency patient care with Kontron's COM Express modules

Sudden respiratory arrest or acute respiratory distress – a patient’s life can be at stake within a matter of seconds in such critical situations. Kontron’s ...

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Mobile vision screening device using COM Express® mini COM

Mobile vision screening device using COM Express® mini COM

Vistec AG has developed Optovist, a patented mobile vision screening device for vision testing which features innovative computer technology. b-plus GmbH, a company based ...

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Imaging – Mobile Diagnostic Ultrasound

Imaging – Mobile Diagnostic Ultrasound

The arm-held diagnostic ultrasound system MyLab™One embeds an entire high performance ultrasound scanner in a 12-inch touch-screen tablet PC. The arm-held system ...

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Ophtalmology

Ophtalmology

Kontron’s products are utilized within the TECHNOLAS® Laser Suite, an innovative all laser cataract and refractive platform which combines the TECHNOLAS Femtosecond ...

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Box PC in Medical

Box PC in Medical

Six eyes see more System solution for 360° 2D barcode identification on cylindrical objects Seidenader has developed the SV360 Vision Inspection Module for the ...

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From the dentist’s chair to a multimedia cockpit

From the dentist’s chair to a multimedia cockpit

ERGOcom 4 is an innovative communication system for dental practices, delivering a variety of information to both dentists and their patients. When developing the system, ...

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Kontron provides one-stop-shop for embedded medical computing technology

Kontron provides one-stop-shop for embedded medical computing technology

Medical professionals require highly reliable computing equipment that meets strict international requirements on safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). To meet ...

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ETX® fits where others form factors do not

In 2002, the medical technology manufacturer Schiller adopted the latest proprietary 5¼ inch quasi-form factor for the launch of its CardioLaptop AT-110. The new ...

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Volume Ultrasonic

Volume Ultrasonic

Today more than 6,000 ultrasound systems with Kontron PCI-951 technology are in use, imaging more than 15 million women each year. Thousands of articles and studies attest ...

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HMI Based Control of Radiography Systems

HMI Based Control of Radiography Systems

For a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging devices Kontron provides controlling and visualization units. Thanks to this modern digital technique it’s possible to ...

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Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This system establishes a level of cardiovascular performance that gives clinicians the freedom to get diagnostic results outside of the echo lab. The heart of this medical ...

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Transportation

Application Stories

Venturo in public transportation

Venturo in public transportation

To equip approximately 2,500 buses and LRTs (Light Rail Transit vehicles) utilizing distributed heterogeneous embedded systems, the Belgian Walloon Regional Transport Company ...

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Siemens Optiguide

Siemens Optiguide

Optical guidance system steers buses as if on tracks Precise lane recognition with Kontron PC/104-Plus SBCs based on the AMD Geode™ processor With Optiguide, ...

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Automotive Electronics: Multi-functional Infotainment Platform from ICT Software Engineering

Automotive Electronics: Multi-functional Infotainment Platform from ICT Software Engineering

The article features a COM Express® mini based navigation demonstrator HMI provided by ICT Software Engineering for automotive OEMs as a reference platform for application ...

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Image processing in the fast lane: tire tread check at 120 km/h

Image processing in the fast lane: tire tread check at 120 km/h

ProContour, a company based in South Germany, has developed the H3-D, a new multi-functional image processing system which opens up completely new perspectives for road ...

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Tunnel Safety Requires Sound Performance from Rugged Computers

Tunnel Safety Requires Sound Performance from Rugged Computers

Automated video surveillance promises to increase the safety of tunnels used by road traffic and reduce tunnel operating costs at the same time. An Austrian firm named ...

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SCADA Controlled Painting Line in Automotive Industry

SCADA Controlled Painting Line in Automotive Industry

MASSIVE is a technological system for energy distributions systems, which integrates all dispatcher functions to a single monitoring environment, including a view of power ...

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In-Car PC

In-Car PC

Today, a company can’t be successful by trying to cover all bases. Successful companies are those that concentrate on their core competencies and increase the customer ...

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Embedded Computer Technology in Maritime Recording Equipment

Embedded Computer Technology in Maritime Recording Equipment

Large shipwrecks like those of the „Jan Heweliucz“ and the „Estonia“ in the mid-1990s led to the realization that flight recorders mandatory in ...

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