With its rich 3D graphics and HD video performance, flexible I/O connectivity options, and advanced software development tools, the VIA ARTiGO A900 provides all the key components for building Android-based interactive kiosks, home automation devices, signage, and other HMI solutions in a single compact and durable system.
Peripheral devices such as sensors, cameras, ticket printers, and barcode and fingerprint scanners can be easily integrated through the system’s Serial, Digital I/O, or USB 2.0 ports, to expand the overall functionality of the installation.
The VIA ARTiGO A900 takes the headache out of creating innovative embedded Android solutions for a wide variety of fast-emerging IoT and M2M scenarios that require advanced multimedia performance and versatile connectivity options.By providing a fully-integrated system that can be easily customized to meet the exact requirements of the target application, it not only significantly reduces development costs but also speeds up time to market.
Networking and Connectivity
This system is based on the VAB-1000 board. Front panel I/O includes three USB 2.0 ports and line-in/out audio jacks. Rear panel I/O includes a mini-HDMI-out, one Digital I/O port supporting 4-bit GPIO, one COM port supporting RS232/485, one Gigabit Ethernet port, one Micro SD card slot, one Mini USB 2.0 port, and one 12V DC-in jack.
The onboard mSATA and Mini-PCIe slots provide versatile system expansion options, including the integration of optional high-speed wireless networking capabilities through a choice of 802.11b/g/n and 3.75G HSP/UMTS mini-PCIe mobile broadband modules. Wake On LAN (WOL) support is also included, making the system an ideal solution for creating remotely-managed IoT devices for almost any environment.
The available board support pack features Android 4.3 as well as the VIA Smart ETK comprising a number of APIs, including Watchdog Timer (WDT) for safeguarding against system crashes, GPIO access, COM port access, RTC for auto-power on, and a sample app. A full set of software customization services that speed up time to market and minimize development costs is also available.
If you already have an ARTiGO A900, you can download the relevant software from its product page.
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