My husband RAD and I were thrilled to be invited to Advantech’s AASECO (Advantech Automation Sales Eco Partnership) conference in Taipei, Taiwan this past October. Although I have done quite a bit of traveling, this was my first trip to Asia. I was a little nervous, particularly about the lengthy distance that we had to travel, but after 24 hours of flying, we survived!
So why did we decide it would be worthwhile to travel halfway around the globe? Well, the experience, of course, but more importantly because we value our relationship with Advantech. L-Tron and Advantech began partnering over 20 years ago to offer the highest quality, highest performance computing platforms to integrate with our client’s requirements. Advantech invited a select group of their channel partners to attend their AASECO conference and we were honored to be part of that group.
If you’re unfamiliar with Advantech, here is a list of the company’s specialties, provided by Advantech Industrial Automation Group President, Ming-Chin Wu.
- Industrial Automation – With the theme of Intelligent Automation, Seamless Integration; the Industrial Automation Group (IAG) is a pioneer in intelligent automation technology. By combining connectivity, flexibility, ruggedness and leading-edge “Internet of Things” technology, IAG offers product offerings for intelligent HMI platforms, the industrial Ethernet, wireless communications, automation controllers, automation software, embedded automation computers, distributed I/O modules, wireless sensor network solutions, motion I/O and plug-in I/O modules for a wide array of industries.
- Networks & Communications DMS – Advantech’s integrated DMS “StarFleet” Model provides OEMs and premier key accounts with customer-focused Design and Manufacturing Services (DMS), winning together through worldwide partnership and collaboration. DMS provides hardware and software integrated solutions. For the telecom and networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical hardware to the leading equipment manufacturers. Advantech’s standard and customized products are embedded in OEM equipment that the world’s communications infrastructure depends upon. Through Advantech’s premier DMS, our customers get reliable, open-standard solutions from the leading innovator in network platform development and manufacturing – plus dedicated resources and support to back them up.
- Applied Computing DMS – Under Design & Manufacturing Services (DMS), our applied computing professionals develop vertically-driven, application-specific platforms and service-ready solutions for use in many sectors: gaming computing, eHealthcare computing, portable computing, and embedded systems. We specialize in designing and manufacturing the widest range of high quality and high performance industrial grade hardware and dedicated software tailored to the exact needs of each industry field. With a dedicated research & development team, a full range of customization capabilities, and a global sales/service organization, the Advantech DMS applied computing team has what it takes to fulfill customers’ time-to-market requirements.
- Embedded Core Computing – Provides a full range of embedded boards, systems, peripheral modules and innovative embedded software services with leading technologies to customers. With a range of specialist design-in services backed by our internal and global resources, Advantech is committed to working closely with embedded customers to ensure design success by helping them discover new business opportunities through advanced embedded technologies and services that empower smart applications for an intelligent planet.
- Service Automation – Develops vertically-driven, application-specific platforms and service ready solutions for use in many sectors: industrial portable computing; digital logistics & fleet management; digital healthcare & medical computing; smart room & scenario control for home and office; and digital signage & self-service computing for retail, hospitality, enterprise, education, and public spaces. Enjoy the convenience, safety, and efficiency that smart applications deliver, and experience the best in interactive and innovative technologies and services.
- Embedded Systems & Intelligent Platforms – With innovative technologies from cloud computing (industrial server, video server), edge computing (fanless, slim & portable devices), to high performance embedded systems (blade computing, network processor platforms, DSP processing), Advantech transforms embedded systems into intelligent systems with smart, secure, energy-saving features, built with Industrial Cloud Services and professional System Design-To-Order Services (System DTOS). Designed to target vertical markets in transportation, industry (machine automation, equipment/machine building), digital signage, and video applications (video infrastructure and video surveillance).
Now that you’re familiar with Advantech, be sure to check back for my next two blogs. I will share more about my trip to wonderful Taiwan!