Q3 2013 - Advantech

eNews Letter Q3 2013
Advantech Applied Computing Technology
Communications
- RF Design
- Mobile Column
Issue: Sept. 2013
By Advantech
Applied Computing Group
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About the eNews Letter
Technology Highlight – RF Design
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Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Market and Applications
Features and Benefits
Our Offerings and Roadmap
ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
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RF Application
RF Design and Validation
RF Design Case Sharing
Truly Rugged Design
Compact Design
Industrial Grade Display Solutions
Power Management Design
Seamless Communication
Multiple Platform Provider
Contacts at Advantech ACG
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About the eNews Letter
We at Advantech Applied Computing Group (ACG, formerly AC-DMS), are glad to share with
you, our premier customers, our latest technology focus and industry highlights.
Advantech has been delivering ePlatform and eAutomation products for over 30 years. To best
serve its outsourcing customers, ACG was built to focus on customer-oriented services &
cost-effective solutions, with domain market know-how, innovative technology, and solid
expertise.
Embracing the company value “Altrusim”, ACG sees itself as a long-term partner to help our
customers achieve future prosperity. Not only do we offer collaborative design, flexible
manufacturing and global services, but we also strive to go beyond customer expectations.
The eNews is part of our commitment - Enabling customers’ success.
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Contents
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About the eNews Letter
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Technology Highlight – RF Design
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Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Market and Applications
Features and Benefits
Our Offerings & Roadmap
ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
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RF Application
RF Design and Validation
RF Design Case Sharing
Truly Rugged Design
Compact Design
Industrial Grade Display Solutions
Power Management Design
Seamless Communication
Multiple Platform Provider
Contacts at Advantech ACG
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RF Application
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Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
 Bluetooth: Class I / II + EDR
WWAN: GPRS / CDMA / WCDMA / HSDPA / 3G / LTE
 RFID/ NFC
 GPS
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Advantech In-House RF Design Flow
Kick-off
EVT
DVT
Ant. Design:
Ant. Design:
1. ME DXF
2. Ant. type/ size/
placement
3. Headroom areas
definition
4. HFSS simulation
RF/ System Design:
1. Modules/ chips
selection
2. Placement discussion
3. Circuit/Layout discussion
1. Mockup/Dummy PCB
2. Antenna design in mockup
Ant. Verification:
1. Fine Tune
2. Passive test
RF/ System Verification:
1. RF performance
(Cond. / Wireless)
2. RF / System noise debug
3. Circuit/layout revise
PVT
Ant. Test:
1. Fine Tune
2. Passive test
3. Active test
RF/ System Verification:
1. RF performance
(Cond. / Wireless)
2. RF / System noise debug
3. Circuit/layout finalized
4. Certification
(SAR/TRP/TIS/FCC/CE…)
RF Signal Analysis
Wi-Fi / GPS / WWAN Testing
Wi-Fi : signal range (outdoor / indoor testing)
GPS: CN value, cold star, tracking ,system interference
WWAN: Interference among RP .TIS & system
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Factory:
1. Antenna QC
2. RF technology
transferring: OTA test
(Tx/Rx)
Guidelines for RF Design
Compliance to
Avoidance of
Best Solution of
Coexistence
Problems
TIS & TRP
SAR & EMC
Regulations
*SAR: Specific Absorption Rate
Layout& Mechanical
Solutions
to Isolate Noise
Antenna &
Commun. Modules’
Placement in a System
Antenna Design
for Best Performance
*TIS: Total Isotropic Sensitivity
*TRP: Total Radiate Power
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RF Design
Avoidance of
Interference occurs when two antennas use the same
frequency e.g. Wi-Fi & BT both work at 2.4 GHz.
Isolation, created by distance, antenna angels, etc. is
necessary to keep RF functioning.
Coexistence
Problems
Mechanical
Solutions
to Isolate Noise
Wireless modules are easily interfered by antenna
radiation, and that decreases RF sensitivity.
Connection quality can also be affected when
resonance frequency of a module’s PCB antenna
radiation falls into the RF system’s band.
Shielding cases are useful to avoid interference.
GND VIA at PCB
edge to prevent
noise radiation and
ESD impact.
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GND traces
for sensitive
layout
Clock Trace w/ GND
Layout Solutions
Power Trace w/ GND
to Isolate Noise
Facilities for RF Verification
Spectrum (10Hz~13.6GHz)+ Near-field probe
Vector network analyzer
WWAN Base-station simulator
GPS 6 satellites simulator/ Zigbee tester
Wi-Fi VSG &. VSA/ BT non-signaling tester
Shielding box
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RF Design Case Sharing
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PWS-770
Multi-Communications: Wi-Fi/GPS/WWAN/BT
WWAN
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GPS
Wi-Fi
Test Environment Setup
Wi-Fi
GPS
RF Cable
Attenuator
IQ2010
GPS simulator
AP
LAN
ANT.
WWAN
RF Cable
Switch
USB
ANT.
192.168.11.1 *ANT.
**ANT.
192.168.11.11
DUT
DUT
Shielding Box
RF Cable
• Spectrum
• Vector
network
analyzer
• WWAN
Base-Station
simulator
192.168.11.11
DUT
Shielding Box
Full Anechoic Chamber
* Communication antenna
** Dual polarized measurement
antenna
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Test Results (Abstracted )
Wi-Fi
GPS
**Performance
Project Name
PWS-770
Main
antenna
PWS-770 Cold Start [email protected] sensitivity level (OTA)
Channel
Power
-130
(dBm)
Criteria <=45sec
Test Result
21.6
-135
-136 -137 -138 -139 -140 -141 -142 -143 -144 -145
<=100sec
37
34.8
48 45.8 64.4 94.8 105
120. 122. 146. No
2
6
8 Fix
PWS-770 TTFF Field Try testing (Good Performance)
Wi-Fi Module
Maximum
Throughput
(Mbps)
Intel N-100
50.302
Test Times
1
2
3
4
5
TTFF
40s
42s
39s
48s
50s
WWAN
AT&T OTA
Requirement
TRP / FS
Estimated
Coverage
Range
(Meters)
106.66
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TIS/FS
Commun.
System
WCDMA
II
WCDMA
V
WCDMA
II
WCDMA
V
Channel
9400
4183
9800
4408
PWS-770 (dBm)
18.8
17.03
-103.5
-99.2
AT &T Spec(dBm)
18.5
13
-100.7
-96.4
WCDMA II
WCDMA V
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EDGE 850
EDGE 1900
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GPRS 850
GPRS 1900
Cus
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q.
Debug Process
WWAN
GPS
**Make sure the necessity of the shielding case
** Find out the source of the noise
PWS-770 Touch IC
1.575GHz : -70.472dBm
12MHz
1.575GHz : -78.667dBm
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Band 850: 824MHz~894MHz
Band 900: 880MHz~960MHz
Contents
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About the eNews Letter
Technology Highlight – RF Design
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Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Market and Applications
Features and Benefits
Our Offerings and Roadmap
ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
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RF Application
RF Design and Validation
RF Design Case Sharing
Truly Rugged Design
Compact Design
Industrial Grade Display Solutions
Power Management Design
Seamless Communication
Multiple Platform Provider
Contacts at Advantech ACG
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Rugged Tablet Market Focus
Manufacturing
• Process Control
• Supervision &
management
Field Service
• Maintenance
• Measurement
• Ticketing/Parking
Transportation
• Fleet management
• Rail Shipping
• Delivery
• Airline
Utility & Energy
• Mining
• Oil
• Gas
• Telecom & Cable
operator
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Retail
• Retail shop floor
• Mobile POS
• eMenu
Military
• Air Force
• Army Marines
• Navy
• Coast Guard
Public Safety
• Law Enforcement
• Fire
• EMS
Warehouse &
Logistic
• Delivery
• Inventory
Management
• Distribution
Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Asset management
Work order management
Dispatch management
Workforce automation
Delivery route optimization
Shipping and receiving
Resource optimization
Telecommunications
Inspections
Industrial equipment maintenance
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Benefit
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Improve workforce productivity
Improve customer satisfaction
and service levels
Optimize resource utilization and
save fuel costs
Real-time access to data at the
point of service
Improve data accuracy and
eliminate duplicate work
Speed up billing cycles
Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Outdoor Environment
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MIL-STD-810G certified for vibration,
drop, shock and wide temperature
Dust and water resistance with IP
rating
Readable display for indoor
or outdoor use
Communication Necessity
GPS positioning for routing
optimization
Seamless wireless connectivity for
real-time communication
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Data Acquisition Demand
Powerful graphic and data applications
High pixel camera for image capture
Integrated barcode scanner to secure
accurate input
Optional integrated RFID reading
Where-ever
Hand strap, shoulder strap options for
easy carrying
Our Offering – MIT-M101
DURABILITY
IP65/4ft
EXTENDED TEMPERATURE
-10~50C
EXTENED BATTERY LIFE
5hrs/8hrs Operation
MULTI-COMMUNICATIONS
WLAN/BT/GPS/4G LTE
FLEXIBLE EXTENSIBILITY
Reserved for Extra Modules
Available
2014 Q1
LIGHTWEIGHT CARRY
21mm Slim & 2.5lbs Light
NEXT GENERATION OF INTEL LOW POWER SOLUTION
L ow C o s t , L ow Powe r , R i c h Fe a t u r e s
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Specs
Physical and Environmental Specifications
Dimensions
Weight
11.4” W x 7.5” H x 0.8” D (290 x 190 x 21mm)
2.5lb (1.1Kg) base configuration
Display
10.1” 1280x800 Widescreen
10-points capacitive multiple touch
Optional sunlight readable
Sealing
Drop / Shock
Operating Temp
Storage Temp
Humidity
IP65 ; MIL-STD 810G, 506.5 Procedure I
4ft drop to concrete ; MIL-STD 810G, 516.6 IV
-14 F to +122 F (-10 C to +50 C)
-22 F to +158 F (-30 C to +70 C)
5% - 95% non-condensing
Hardware Specifications
Processor
Memory
Storage
Audio
Camera
I/O Ports
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Intel® Celeron® N2910 / 1.67GHz
Intel® Atom™ E3822 / 1.46GHz
2GB DDR3L up to 8GB DDR3L
32GB SSD up to 128GB
Integrated speaker and microphone
Front : 2.0M Fixed Focus
Rear : 5.0 M Auto Focus w/LED
(1) USB 3.0/2.0 ; (1) USB 2.0 ;
(1) Headphone / Microphone combined jack ;
(1) HDMI ; (1) Expansion port 6-pin ;
(1) Docking connector 32-pin ; (1) DC-in jack
Specs
Wireless and Network Specifications
WLAN
Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Bluetooth® v4.0 (Class 2) + EDR
WWAN
Optional integrated 4G LTE mobile
Optional integrated 3G Gobi™ mobile
GPS
Optional dedicated GPS
Docking Options and Accessories
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Expansion Module
Optional MSR
Optional Card Reader
Docking Station
(2) USB 2.0 ; (1) RS232 ; (1) LAN
(1) Headphone jack ; (1) Microphone
(1) VGA ; (1) Battery Charging Bay
Vehicle Dock
(2) USB 2.0 ; (1) CANBus
(1) Car Power Input
(2) External Antenna Signal Port
Accessory
Hand Strap
Carrying Sleeve
Carrying Bag
VESA Mount Case
Accessories
Expansion Module
Shoulder Strap
Vehicle Dock
Docking Station
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VESA mount back plate with
Hand Strap
Carrying Bag
Mobile Product Roadmap
Field Service/ Utility
X10D
Available
MARS-3101
• Bay Trail/ Windows 8
nPAD
• nVidia Tegra3/ Android
• 9.7” XGA w/ PCAP Touch
• RISC platform technology
showcase
• 10.1” WXGA w PACP Touch
• flat bezel w/ rugged
design
• -10C ~ 50C/ IP65/ 4ft drop
• Generic rugged Tablet PC
for field service/ utility
MARS-3073
MARS-2070
• Bay Trail/ Windows 8
Warehousing & Retail
Developing
Mobile POS
• Cedar Trail (N2600)/
Windows 7
• 7” WSVGA w/ or w/o touch
• Hot swappable battery
• Modulized for BarCode/
RFID/ KeyPAD
• Hand strap/ Shoulder strap
for easy carrying
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• 7” WXGA w/ PCAP Touch
• flat bezel w/ rugged design
• -20C ~ 60C/ IP65/ 4ft drop
• MRM focus application
Y2013 2H
• Freescale i.MX6/ Android &
Linux
• 7” WXGA w/ PCAP touch
• Generic rugged RISC Tablet
PC for field service/ utility
Y2014 1H
Y2014 2H
Planning
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About the eNews Letter
Technology Highlight – RF Design
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Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service
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Market and Applications
Features and Benefits
Our Offerings & Roadmap
ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
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RF Application
RF Design and Validation
RF Design Case Sharing
Truly Rugged Design
Compact Design
Industrial Grade Display Solutions
Power Management Design
Seamless Communication
Multiple Platform Provider
Contacts at Advantech ACG
Advantech Confidential
Overview
Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
• Drop, Shock & Vibration
• Wild Temperature
• Water & Dust Resistance
• Smart Power
Management API
• Hot Swappable
Battery
Truly Rugged
Design
Power
Management
Design
Seamless
• In-house Antenna
Communication
Design
• RF Module Integration
(BT/Wi-Fi/3G/LTE/RFID/NFC)
Industrial Grade
Display Solution
• Sunlight Readable
• Brightness
Enhancement
Compact Design
• Integrated
Peripherals
• Thin & Lightweight
• Intel Embedded Primer Member
Multiple Platform • Microsoft Windows Embedded
Provider
Gold Partner
• RISC Solutions (TI/ Freescale/nVidia)
• Open Source (Android/ Linux)
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Truly Rugged Design
Drop, Shock & Vibration
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Drop Compliance: MIL-STD-810G, RTCA-DO-160
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Radom Vibration Compliance: IEC60068-2-64
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Bump Compliance: IEC60068-2-64
Optimize product design by simulating real usage
Random vibration test for X/Y-axis Random vibration test for Z-axis
Wide Temperature Range Operation
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Operation in high/low Temp./Thermal shock
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Operation in high humidity
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Low-temperature startup
Consider extreme environmental conditions
20℃~+60℃
Industrial grade component selection
Thermal simulation
& Air flow design
Water & Dust Resistance
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Advantech ensures products are certified
water-resistant and dust-proof. Customers’
specs of IP grade are followed .
Ample experiences in Ingress Protection(IP) design
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IP54
IP67
Compact Design
Integrated Peripherals
Fulfill
various
applications
Barcode Scanner
MSR
Finger Printer
Thin & Lightweight
Push
the limits
Light
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Thin
Industrial Grade Display Solution
Optical Bounding
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In-house supplies
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Reduce rejection rate to under 0.2%
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No shadowing effect, High transmittance > 98%
Optical Bounding Tech.
Mobile devices w/ better color saturation for outdoor app.
Brightness Enhancement
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Enhance contrast ratio and color saturation yet
with low power consumption and low temp. on
panel surface (CTF)
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Feature high uniformity (90%) up to 1,500 ~ 2,000
nits
Optical Bounding Tech.
Brightness Enhancement Tech.
LCD Module
Backlight
Sunlight Readable
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In-house supplies
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Reduce the reflection rate by 2% and improve
contrast ratio by 10%
LCD w/o Sunlight readable Tech.
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Optical Bounding
Performance
LCD Module
AR Film
Backlight
LCD w Sunlight readable Tech.
Power Management
Smart Power Management API
• iManager’s “CPU Throttling”
technology controls CPU core
frequency to manage power
efficiency
Hot Swappable Battery
• Hot-swappable battery and
mechanism enable 24/7 operation
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Seamless Communication
In-house Antenna Design
• Compact antenna design
guideline and verification flow
• Antenna engraving and
production equipments
PCB & PIFA Antennas
Antenna engraving machine
To pursue
the extreme
RF Module Integration
• Comprehensive RF module integration
(BT/Wi-Fi/3G/LTE/RFID/NFC)
• Quality and performance tuning
complied with national regulations and
carrier requirements
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Multiple Platform Provider
Intel® Embedded Alliance
Primer Member
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Early access to new platforms
Close supports and services from Intel
Open Source OS & API
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Open Source OS (Linux &
Android) on both x86 & RISC
platforms
Advantech developed SUSI for
vertical applications based on
Linux QT framework
RISC Platform
ARM processor and Cortex
technologies (Freescale/ TI/ nVidia)
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RISC design support services
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Microsoft Windows
Embedded Gold Partner
Allowed to provide Microsoft
Windows Embedded software
products alone, or together with
our embedded hardware solutions
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Contents
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About the eNews Letter
Technology Highlight – RF Design
 RF Application
 RF Design and Validation
 RF Design Case Sharing
Vertical Market Focus – Rugged Tablet in Field Service
 Market and Applications
 Features and Benefits
 Our Offerings & Roadmap
ACG Rugged Tablet Design Core Competence
 Truly Rugged Design
 Compact Design
 Industrial Grade Display Solutions
 Power Management Design
 Seamless Communication
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Multiple Platform Provider
Contacts at Advantech ACG
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Contacts at Advantech Applied Computing Group
ACG BU Head
[email protected]
Medical
Embedded System
Mobile
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
+886 2 2792 7818 ext.8008
+886 2 2792 7818 ext.1482
+886 2 2792 7818 ext.8016
Medical KA Services
Medical Tablet, Medical Portable
Medical Server Application
Ultrasound, Patient Monitor
Fitness Console
Embedded Computing
Mobile POS
Vehicle & Transportation Application
Gaming
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Portable & Tablet KAs Services
Rugged, Warehousing & Field Services
Mobile Resources Management (InVehicle)
Retail/ China
[email protected]
[email protected]
+886 2 2792 7818 ext.1430
+86 512 5777 5666 ext.7038
Gaming KA Services
Gaming Portable & Server Application
Arcade, AWP, Casino, Pachislot &
Recreation Application
China DMS KA Services
Point of Sales Solutions
Self Services Application
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