Kontron KBox C-102 Series: High Performance, Scalability, and Maintenance-Free Design

Kontron KBox C-102 Series: High Performance, Scalability, and Maintenance-Free Design

Powerful Industrial Computer Platforms based on COM Express® with 6th Generation Intel ® Core™ Processors or Intel® Xeon® CPUs

Augsburg, Germany, March 9, 2017 – Kontron, a leading global provider of Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), has introduced a new generation of its high-end industrial computer platforms for control cabinet environments – the Kontron KBox C-102 series. The systems feature high-performance 6th generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors and Intel® Xeon® E3 1500 v5 series CPUs for even more demanding performance requirements.

Developed specifically for industrial applications and tasks such as control, visualization, and inspection in the production process in particular, the new KBox C-102 series features a maintenance-free design without any fans or batteries.This ensures a significantly prolonged lifespan and high system availability. The KBox series' modular structure based on the standardized COM Express® technology results in highly scaleable systems. Automation vendors and OEM customers in machine and plant engineering further profit from efficient and extremly flexible customization options. This allows for quick customer-specific adjustments without design risks or additional development costs.

The KBox C-102 series natively supports Kontron's Security Solution APPROTECT, which is based on an integrated security chip and in tandem with a specifically developed software framework provides full IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Additionally, Kontron’s APPROTECT Licensing enables new business models such as pay per use, time based trial versions, or enable/disable features.

Initially the new KBox C-102 computer platforms will be available in three alternative design variants. The smallest version, the KBox C-102-0 offers no expansion slot, while the KBox C-102-1 and KBox C-102-2 offer one and two PCI(e) expansion slots, respectively. A fourth variant with up to four PCI(e) expansion slots, the KBox C-102-4, will complement the portfolio by mid-2017. All KBox C-102 versions come equipped with three IEEE1588 Gbit Ethernet ports; two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports each; one DisplayPort; one RS232 port; one SD card slot, two internal mSATA slots, and up to two SSD/HDD slots. Industrial I/Os, fieldbus, and/or Industrial Ethernet ports can be integrated easily via numerous PCIe or Mini-PCIe slots and in accordance with individual requirements.

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Kontron at embedded world 2017:

Kontron will present numerous innovations at embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg. The Augsburg based Embedded expert will give visitors the opportunity to experience live its broad product portfolio - including the new Kontron KBox C-102 series - at the Kontron stand in Hall 1, Booth 478. We are happy to arrange for individual meetings with Kontron experts on the current product portfolio and Embedded trends such as Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Embedded Security, and Embedded Computing in Industry 4.0 contexts. Please use kontron@vibrio.de or +49 89 32151 751 to schedule a meeting.

Kontron will host a press conference for media representatives with Kontron CEO Hannes Niederhauser in Room Lissabon (NCC Mitte, Level 1) at 5 p.m. on the first day of the event, March 14, 2017. Reserve your seat via kontron@vibrio.de or call us at +49 89 32151 751.


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About Kontron:

Kontron, a global leader in embedded computing technology and a pioneer in secure IoT platform solutions, provides a combined portfolio of hardware, middleware and services. With its leading-edge standard products and solution ready platforms, Kontron enables new technologies and applications across multiple industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, reduced total cost of ownership, product longevity and the best overall application with the highest reliability in embedded technology. Kontron is a listed company. Its shares are traded in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on other exchanges under the symbol “KBC”. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com


For further information please contact:

Alexandra Habekost
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Kontron AG
Tel: +49 (0) 821 4086 114



Kontron is a trademark or registered trademark of Kontron AG. Intel, Intel Core and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks or copyrights by their respective owners and are recognized.

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