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Canonical
on 8 September 2021

Advantech UNO-420 PoE-Powered Data Sensing Gateway Certified on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Advantech, a leading provider of intelligent IoT systems and automation technology, is pleased to announce that its UNO-420 data gateway is certified on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu Core 20. UNO-420 is a PoE-powered data sensing gateway powered by an Intel® Atom™ E3815 processor, characterized by its high compatibility with diverse data acquisition devices and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) permitting local data processing and cloud connectivity. By certifying Advantech’s UNO-420 for Ubuntu 20.04, Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, guarantees 5-years of maintenance updates and 5-years of extended security maintenance(ESM) software update support that give enterprises a stable and secure IoT platform for device management and service reliability.

Install everywhere with PoE-In design and Ubuntu Core

Designed to serve as a sensor data collector, UNO-420 is a compact data gateway that can be easily integrated with diverse equipment and machinery, even in awkward or remote locations that may be difficult to reach with a power cable. UNO-420 adopts a PoE-In design that allows the terminal to be powered via a LAN port, reducing wiring and overall maintenance costs. Ubuntu Core 20, a minimal, containerized version of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS for IoT devices and embedded systems, offers secure boot, full disk encryption, secure device recovery, and over-the-air (OTA) upgrades out of the box. Canonical ensures IoT data gateway operations remain safe and uninterrupted anywhere by providing OTA and transactional software updates.

Deployment-ready edge-to-cloud data sensing solution with high compatibility

With Ubuntu certification, Advantech and Canonical work together to provide deployment-ready IoT devices and ensure developers have the best out-of-the-box Ubuntu experiences. Canonical performs tests to confirm that the Ubuntu running on the system meets industrial grade standards and that each I/O on UNO-420 works properly. All I/O interfaces on UNO-420 are tested, including three configurable COM, two LAN (one PoE), eight programmable GPIO, one HDMI, and one USB 3. The gateway also comes equipped with Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G/LTE wireless modules to facilitate long-distance data transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and real-time communication; allowing raw data to be transmitted to the cloud for subsequent visualization and analysis. To accelerate time-to-market, Canonical also provides Smart Start — a consultant service that condenses IoT decision-making into a 2-week, fixed-cost process.

Compact data gateway with ubuntu certification to enhance security and reliability

Reliability should be a top priority for IoT devices that require remote management. Aimed at harsh industrial environments as well as in-cabinet installations with limited space, the UNO-420 terminal features a compact form factor (125 x 125 x 50 mm/4.92 x 4.92 x 1.97 in) and supports a wide operating temperature range (-20 ~ 60 °C/-4 ~ 140 °F). Furthermore, UNO-420 benefits from Ubuntu 20.04 enhanced security and stability, including constant security patching process and features like kernel self protection, stack-clash protection, control flow integrity, and more. Canonical also provides continuous regression testing on the certified UNO-420 data gateway throughout the lifecycle of the Ubuntu release to guarantee support and security updates for up to ten years with 5-year ESM.  Therefore, the certified UNO-420 will be kept up-to-date and will not suffer from backward compatibility issues caused by an update or security patch. 

Key Features of UNO-420, PoE-powered data sensing gateway:

  • Intel® Atom™ E3815 processor with 2 GB of DDR3L memory
  • Single Ethernet cable for data transmissions and power delivery
  • Configurable RS-232/422/485 and 8 programmable GPIO 
  • Supports dual wireless communication for Wi-Fi/LTE/GPS connectivity
  • Equipped with TPM 2.0 for enhanced cyber security
  • Certified on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 

For more information on Ubuntu certified hardware, check out the Ubuntu website.

UNO-420 PoE sensing data gateway is available for order now. For more information regarding UNO-420, please contact your regional Advantech sales team or visit the Advantech website.

About Canonical

Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the OS for most public cloud workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars, and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support, and services to commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leading provider of trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to provide complete solutions for a wide range of applications in diverse industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet by developing automated and embedded computing products and solutions that facilitate smarter working and living. With Advantech products, the application and innovation potential becomes unlimited. (Corporate website: www.advantech.com)

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