ICO300-83M: ATEX/C1D2 IIoT Gateway System for Hazardous Environments

News23 Jun 2021Oil and Gas
Author: James Gane
ICO300-83M: ATEX/C1D2 IIoT Gateway System for Hazardous Environments
  • ATEX/Class 1 Div 2 certified rugged fanless gateway system for use in hazardous environments
  • Supports 5G for high-speed low latency cellular connectivity in remote locations 
  • Broad industrial I/O: 6 isolated COM, 16-bit isolated digital I/O (8-in/8-out), and 3 isolated Gigabit Ethernet ports
The ICO300-83M from Axiomtek is an Intel Atom x5 powered rugged and fanless DIN-rail IIoT gateway system that has been certified for use in ATEX Zone 2 hazardous areas. With harsh environments in mind, the ICO300-83M combines diverse I/O with flexible communication options and sports many industrial features such as wide 9V to 36V DC power input and extended operating temperature of -40°C to +85°C.

Compact and robust construction for harsh & hazardous environments

The Oil and Gas industry is known to be one of the most hazardous environments our embedded computers can be integrated into. Whilst ATEX Zone 2 specifies that during normal operation there is only a chance of flammable materials being present in the atmosphere, it's not a risk that can be taken by organisations working in the Oil and Gas markets. The ICO300-83M has an IP30-rated extruded aluminium and heavy-duty steel construction that is DIN-rail mountable and compact in size, making it suitable for installation in cabinets located within zones where the risk of exposure to flammable materials is possible. Furthermore, with a wide input voltage of 9V to 36V DC and an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, the ICO300-83M is well-equipped for harsh and difficult conditions where extreme temperature changes can be experienced throughout its operation.

Rich in performance, I/O and comms

The ICO300-83M is powered by the latest low power Intel x5-E3930 processor running at 1.3GHz, offering fanless but powerful system performance. This industrial gateway device has a range of features to facilitate the interconnectivity between device-level IoT and the base system and has a wide range of I/O including six isolated RS-232/422/485 serial ports, 16-bit isolated digital I/O and two USB3.0 ports, which are all front-accessible for installation into cabinets and tight spaces. The ICO300-83M is flexible in its options for comms and is packed with connectivity to meet the demands of almost any environment. It comes with three Gigabit Ethernet ports, a full-size miniPCIe slot for LTE or Wi-Fi modules plus an M.2 3052 B-key slot for 5G cellular connectivity.

Having the capability to install high-speed 5G modules is not only important from a future-proofing perspective, but it also offers a substantial increase in speed and a huge reduction in latency as low as 1ms down from 40ms available on existing 4G technologies. This improvement means that information gathered by sensors can be transmitted and received in almost real-time allowing for decisions to be made and acted on much more quickly.

Learn more about the advantages of 5G in Industrial IoT applications here.

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Our Embedded Computing capabilities

Axiomtek has developed a robust feature-rich gateway IoT device that whilst designed for ATEX Zone 2 environments would be suitable for a wide range of applications where extreme conditions are the norm. Impulse can fully configure the EPC-C301 to your exact specifications in our UK based engineering facility with your choice of memory, storage, peripheral cards and embedded operating system.

With our embedded systems capabilities, we create reliable, repeatable, and revision-controlled systems aimed toward reducing the overall project costs and development time. With our team of in-house engineers and specialists, all with decades of experience, we can provide you with fully deployable embedded computing solutions straight out of the box.

For more details regarding our embedded systems capabilities please click here.

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