Advantech Partners with Itelsys to Support Maritime Customers with New Intelligent Vessel Gateway Solution

Global intelligent systems leader Advantech will showcase a new intelligent communications gateway solution for the maritime industry at the bi-annual Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition in June.

One of the most successful gateways for this sector is a custom solution based on a ruggedised 4 LAN Fanless Box PC that works as a virtual server, capable of running proprietary software from maritime connectivity specialist Navarino

It’s been specifically designed for maritime environments, offering an affordable, robust and secure satellite communications solution for modern sea-going vessels.

Advantech’s innovative ARK-2121, ARK-2230, ARK-2250 and ARK-1124 hardware offer the compact size, low power consumption, anti-vibration and shock-proof capabilities essential for on-board use.

These Fanless Box PC models are also fully functional across a wide range of outside temperatures, meeting the needs of vessel managers whatever the weather. The ARK-2231, for example, operates at temperatures ranging from -40 to 70 °C.

The intelligent vessel gateway solution is modular in design and can be customised to suit the specific needs of vessel owners, running Windows or Linux and dual or quad core and even more powerful Intel chips.

Customers can easily manage and control settings remotely via the cloud if they wish, via a password-protected, web-based interface.

Advantech has successfully teamed up with partner Itelsys in recent years to integrate software and value-add services with its award-winning ARK hardware. The result is this powerful turnkey gateway solution.

It’s also pre-certified for use in maritime environments — all you need to do is request the certification and away you go.

“We’d encourage ship owners, managers and operators to come down to the Posidonia show in June to see this powerful communications solution in action,” says Advantech Europe Business Development Manager Jereon Baerents. “Our powerful Fanless Box PC hardware provides a highly customisable, robust and secure foundation for an intelligent gateway offering designed to meet the needs of our maritime customers.”

Advantech and Itelsys will be displaying the solution in hall 3 on stand 3.348 at Posidonia 2018, taking place 4-6 June at the Metropolitan Expo, Athens.

About Embedded-IoT Group

As a global leader of the embedded computing market, Advantech Embedded-IoT Group not only offers a wide range of embedded design-in services but also provides diverse integrated IoT solutions that assist customers with IoT adoption while minimizing uncertainty and risk. Advantech’s integrated IoT solutions include sensor nodes, gateways, Edge Intelligence Server (EIS), and the WISE-PaaS IoT software platform. 

About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing 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 help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. Advantech is a premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 350+ global member companies of the Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. (Corporate Website:

About Itelsys GMBH
Itelsys is an innovative extremely flexible system integrator specialized in the maritime and telecommunication industries providing tailored –made solutions and services, bringing measurable benefits to shipping companies around the world. With Head Quarters in Germany (Hamburg) this company counts on a Team of professionals also in Greece, in the heart of marine industry, in order to offer a qualified pre-sales and post-sales support on both HW and SW, with big care for costs and efficient operations (





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