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2022.09.26
One-sided I/O Focusing for AMR Solution
Affected by the epidemic in recent years, not only the commerce and logistics industries but also more and more manufacturers have decided to introduce AGV and AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot) to improve production efficiency and reduce human resources or accidents. AMR can assist operators in picking materials and carrying out actions with laser guidance. These robots can also communicate with each other and cooperate to complete tasks. And reducing the flow of people could also save time and costs. It can even combine AMR with robotic arms and apply it to the production line by connecting WMS (Warehouse Management System) and MES (Manufacturing Execution System) in series, which can assist operators in completing material distribution to the machine. Production at the designated location. Such applications are one of most people's expectations for the future of life. From an industrial perspective, various technologies required by robots are gradually available. Still, service-oriented AMR applications are diverse, and the architecture and functions needed for each field are not the same, which hinders the overall development. SINTRONES recently launched the ABOX-5211(P) SERIES of industrial computers to quickly create a carrier-type or service-type AMR that meets market needs and implements delivery applications such as classified picking, environmental disinfection, and hazardous material removal. SINTRONES' new ABOX-5211(P) SERIES industrial computer is equipped with the 10th generation Intel Core™ i9 processor, eight GbE, and optional eight PoE (Power-over-Ethernet), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for various automated factories and mass transportation. Equipped with dual SIM card slots to support 5G and LTE communication, it can quickly achieve stable and efficient wireless network transmission. ABOX-5211 has a unique "One-sided I/O Focusing" integrated design, and all critical external device connection interfaces are designed on the same side, which makes subsequent expansion and maintenance easier. Various arrangements and technical integrations are designed to meet the needs, specially tailored for the advent of the AMR generation. Taiwan's industrial computer industry has attracted worldwide attention. Among the many vertically integrated application fields, smart transportation has always been the main application with much-anticipated profitability. SINTRONES started with the manufacture of In-Vehicle Computing systems. Since its establishment in 2009, it has accumulated more than ten years of complete R&D experience and successfully opened new ground in important markets such as Europe and the United States. Through long-term accumulated design practical experience of cooperating with end customers in Europe and the United States, we get the interaction and inspiration of countless precious customers' first-hand feedback and then continue to accept the next challenge. Continue to develop various vital products that SINTRONES' all products can use in harsh vehicle situations.
2022.05.12
Sintrones has layout of applications for electric vehicles and charging stations, pursuing explosive growth
Taiwan's industrial computer industry has attracted worldwide attention. Within numerous vertical integration applications, smart transportation has always been the main application with profitability expectations. Sintrones, a manufacturer of in-vehicle computing systems, has accumulated more than ten years of experience in complete development since its establishment in 2009. It has successfully broken new ground in important markets like Europe and the United States. Its advantages lie in mastering the capabilities of complete system design and manufacturing. After many years of cooperation with end-user customers in Europe and the United States, it has engaged in interaction and obtained inspiration from its numerous esteemed customers' first-hand product technologies and constantly challenged its design capabilities. It has continued to develop various key products that can be used in vehicles in harsh scenarios. Based on the company's revenue, the European market accounts for more than 40%, and the US market accounts for 30%. The Company has refined its capabilities in operations and profitability in major global markets. In an interview, Chairman and General Manager Mr. Kevin Hsu said that to adapt to the new era in transportation heralded in by electric vehicles (EV), there are a large number of new types of intelligent applications that continue to drive the development of in-vehicle computing technology; the traditional "On-board Unit" (OBU) has been expanded to a more diversified "Road-side Unit" (RSU) product segment, and significant new business opportunities are set to be introduced gradually over the next several years. Sintrones has been able to glimpse a future city framework built of new intelligent transportation systems, including "charging stations, smart poles, smart signage systems, and roadside intelligent video analytics," each application requiring the investment of resources to build customized corresponding special functions. A deeply considered design that incorporates wide temperature, wide voltage, and software initialization has won customers and the market praise In terms of technical advantages, to be as inclusive as possible, Sintrones has been able to take full advantage of the design range of comprehensive voltage power supplies, from 12 - 24V and to 48V—and there are even systems, such as cutting-edge rail transit systems, with unique specifications for DC 110V. Sintrones has created a complete product line to fit various industrial application standards, and it has also obtained several major quality certifications. Mr. Hsu further explained that the high-current, high-voltage design required in fan-less heat dissipation technology is quite difficult. At present, Sintrones possesses several key patents in heat dissipation design and continues to maintain its leading edge in the field. In addition, the in-vehicle computing system has a very comprehensive response plan for vehicle emergencies. In the example of a vehicle that picks up students to and from school, a backup battery will be activated immediately upon a sudden power failure after an accident. The computer system will use the 5G or 4G network to transmit a distress signal and location data simultaneously to medical units, the students' parents, and school teachers. These are all examples of Sintrones' custom-designed in-vehicle systems for specific applications. Sintrones' in-vehicle computer provides a complete solution for increasingly diverse intelligent transportation applications, including monitoring commercial driving behaviors and automatic driving assistance capabilities in vehicles such as police cars, fire engines, school buses, trains, ships, etc. It has a high degree of flexibility, supports a wide range of peripheral devices and network connections, and is adaptable to various vehicle management systems, such as those used in the user scenarios of fleet management, vehicle maintenance systems, and self-driving computers. Sintrones has specially built a variety of software initialization functions in advance to help customers quickly set up the software to complete a combination of various functions. For such efforts, the Company has won a fair share of praise from customers. This is different from other competitors who need to go through time-consuming design changes before they can gain support. For Sintrones, product timeliness and thoughtful design are the keys to achieving crucial competitive advantages.  Advanced GPU card configuration enhances the application of high-function artificial intelligence in in-vehicle systems. Since high-performance artificial intelligence applications rely on the computing power of high-end GPU cards, vehicle-mounted computers that integrate GPU computing power form the core issues of fierce competition within the industry; thanks to its flexible designs such as fan-less heat dissipation and unique wide temperature, Sintrones is currently one of the very few in the industry that can provide in-vehicle computers supporting 200W high-end GPU cards. It has successfully entered the application field of high-end self-driving vehicle systems. The test of an uncrewed self-driving bus in cooperation with a renowned French self-driving vehicle company is continuing certification for system operation. In addition, more and more public transportation requires actual measurement of fail recovery and emergency backup, and simultaneous potential business opportunities will contribute to the stable profitability of Sintrones's operations. It is also worth mentioning that INTEL, AMD, and Nvidia were the main processor designs in the past. Due to the needs of automotive systems, Sintrones's product line has increased support for NXP processors, which will further expand the future product layout. In addition, for the practical application of 4G/5G, Sintrones has achieved considerable gains due to its participation in constructing the European Expressway Electronic Toll Collection (ETC). However, due to costs and the timetable for the gradual popularization of telecom operators, the current demand for 5G applications is still slightly lower than that of 4G LTE.  Allying with AU Optronics to strengthen strategic partnership and layout future automotive systems Sintrones mainly focuses on the application field of commercial vehicles. Due to the differences in technical specifications, market size, and cost structure for the intensely competitive passenger car market, Mr. Hsu has adopted a slow and steady strategy. He has actively formed a close strategic partnership with AU Optronics. Due to the variety of intelligent functions in vehicles, interior panels have skyrocketed, such as infotainment systems, brilliant rear mirrors, bright instrument panels, heads-up displays, and many electronic control units (ECUs). This suggests that large display panel manufacturers have an increasingly dominant position. For Sintrones, there are considerable potential business opportunities, but such options require a complete layout and preparation. The two parties have cooperated to create an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) project. The parties have also launched various cooperative development projects for the Smart Cockpit system used in vehicles. For projects just on the cusp of initialization, there is the first-time promotion of charging station applications. The trend of electric cars has affected earth-shaking changes in the automotive market. The current new development is towards the role played by RSU, especially for the active improvement of safety in self-driving systems. The diversified integration of intelligent poles and intelligent traffic signs also brings new business opportunities for RSUs of in-vehicle computers. At present, applications of EV charging stations, which have increased in demand, have sprung up one after the other. For example, various integrated applications have included electronic payment, digital signage, and ATM banking systems. Since there are onboard computers behind the scenes of different guide and self-service systems (Kiosks), Sintrones and system integrators have already started developing solutions and designing integrated kits. In response to the varied business opportunities in the electric vehicle market in the next ten years, Sintrones has performed product development and preparation. Despite undergoing shortages of materials and the haze of market changes in 2021, Mr. Hsu remains optimistic about the growth potential of Sintrones in 2022. The current priority is to lock the development pace of the North American market and meet the opportunities offered by electric vehicles and charging stations in the United States. In these couple of years, Sintrones will rapidly increase its revenue share in the US market and actively prepare for the future of the automotive market.
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Who We Are?
Sintron Technology is an advanced vehicle PC and mobile computer solution provider.  
SINTRON Technology Corp, located in the heart of Silicon Valley California, is a USA based company  representing SINTRONES to provide customers with comprehensive intelligent transportation systems, integration services and customer oriented proposal-built solutions. 
SINTRONES, based in Taiwan, is a world-renowned and ISO 9001 certified company of in-vehicle computing system products. SINTRONES provides customers with high quality certified computer system products that meet international transportation standards certification, including EN50155, IRIS, E-Mark, IEC60945, IACS E10, DNV and MIL-810.


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