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I am Joseph Chung, the Medical Product Manager at Advantech-US. During my presentation, I shared how healthcare systems around the globe are experiencing tremendous pressure to improve services while containing costs. There is a trend towards real-time, paperless and film-free patient monitoring, nursing care and medical records tracking. The complexity and diversity of clinical environments requires advanced yet flexible technology, the ability to quickly adapt and customize and a high level of integration and networking. There is a need for high-quality image display products for x-ray, ultrasound, surgery monitoring systems, endoscope visualization as well as a variety of medical information systems.

 

Sophisticated information technologies are required to manage patient information, diagnostics procedures, conduct research and analyze and interpret lab results. Health and medical information experts are planning the next generation of patient management and medical support systems, and they rely on advanced yet reliable technology, high-performance yet power-efficient solutions, expertise in project management and systems integration and a wide range of medically-certified products.

 

As an Intel Premier Member, Advantech has fully embraced Intel platforms from Intel® Atom™, multi-core, Pentium M, Core 2 Duo, and Quad Core to Nehalem/Tylersberg processors as a way to provide targeted extreme performances as well as energy-efficient and environmentally responsible solutions for patient monitoring, patient infotainment and ultrasound applications. We strive to offer a comprehensive product lines that are UL60601-1/EN60601-1 certified as well as ISO 13486 certified.

 

Please check out the presentation material and give me your feedback, questions or comments. I’ll be more than happy to answer or discuss your medical application requirements. Pls. feel free to contact me at Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008, Ext. 268, or email at: joseph.chung@advantech.com

I name is Joe Zhou. I am the In-Vehicle Product Manager at Advantech-US. My presentation is about how harsh conditions in In-Vehicle segment demand rugged systems. When it comes to computing equipment, the operating conditions in in-vehicle applications are quite harsh. To survive the bumps, jolts, vibration, temperature fluctuation, dust and water that continuously pelt every moving vehicle, computing systems must be rugged and built to industrial-grade specifications such as ISO 7637 and SAEJ1455 certified. They must operate in a fully sealed and fanless enclosure. And handheld systems must communicate wirelessly, run efficiently on batteries and have the ability to withstand being dropped to a hard surface.

 

Advantech understands the unique operating conditions and business needs of in-vehicle marketplace. With over 25 years of embedded and industrial systems design, they are familiar with the requirements of the harsh, rugged operating environment. As an Intel Premier Partner, Advantech is committed to offer rugged, most efficient and low power in-vehicle computing solutions.

 

Mobile computing relies on ruggedness, compact size, light weight and maximum battery life, all the while providing adequate performance. Advantech handhelds and Tablet PCs based on Intel® Atom™ processor are among the most efficient portable platforms.

 

Advantech vehicle-mounted systems provide reliable performance under adverse conditions on the road where shock, vibration and temperature extremes are the order of the day. The simplicity and small size of an Atom-based fanless design is a perfect match for in-vehicle applications.

 

Pls. check out the presentation material and let me know if you have any questions. I’ll be more than happy to discuss your in-vehicle application requirements. Please feel free to contact me at Toll Free: 1-800-866-6008, Ext. 113, or email at: joe.zhou@advantech.com

Robin R. Lowther, here, Technical Marketing Engineer in the Low-power Embedded Products Division at Intel under the Embedded and Communications Group. In case you didn’t have a chance to catch my session during Tuesday’s Intel Embedded eVent, I presented on the Intel Atom for embedded applications. I know some of you had trouble logging in to the virtual trade show, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share a recap on the blog –you can also download my full presentation at the bottom of this post. The course outlines how Intel Atom fits in different embedded usage model segments like IP media phone, medical, gaming, point-of-sales, industrial control & automation, Intel Digital Security Surveillance, IVI…just to name a few.


I’ve highlighted three Intel Atom platforms, the benefits they offer and the differences between them with the goal of helping customers decide if one of these platforms would fit their application needs. First up, is the Intel Atom processors Z5xx series with Intel System Controller Hub which provides great performance per Watt for ultra low power small form factor designs. Second, Intel offers this same silicon in a larger package and offers support for select SKUs at Industrial temperature. The third platform is the Intel Atom processor N270 with Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset which offers performance per watt for entry level designs. This platform has more I/O then the other Z5xx series platforms but has a larger foot print and uses a bit more power, still a small three chip solution at low power.


For more info on the course, take a look at the .pdf attached. I’m also available to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Ravi Sirigineedi here, Product Line Manager in the Embedded Computing Division at Intel under the Embedded and Communications Group. On Tuesday Ryan Brown and I presented a course about the Embedded Scalable and Low Power products that best address embedded customer needs. We wanted to introduce customers to the embedded market segments, sub-segments and the different usage models we observe emerging in these markets. You can download the full .pdf presentation at the bottom of this post, but we also wanted to give a high level overview here. We hope that this will help new and existing embedded customers to map themselves to one of these usage models – IO Intensive Computing, Manageability and Security Enabled Computing and Media Intensive Computing.

 

During the course we highlighted the 2009 Scalable and Low Power platforms and the benefits they offer with respect to each of the usage models – we also introduced key platform technologies such as Intel® Active Management Technology for Out of Band (OOB) management of embedded systems, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for embedded platform security and Intel® Virtualization Technology for efficient computer resource allocation. We used this background to help embedded customers map their applications to Intel’s Scalable and Low Power processor families, and for each usage we highlighted the good, better and best positioning of SKUs. If you download the presentation, you’ll see a couple of actual product selection examples: A gaming application and how it fits into the Media Intensive Computing usage and an ATM/POS/Kiosk application and how it fits into the Manageability and Security Enabled Computing usage.

 

We highly encourage you to check out the presentation and provide your feedback and ask any questions you might have on in the comments, below. We’re happy to discuss the embedded market segments sub-segments, platform applications and how your application/design fits into these applications, 2009 Scalable and Low Power platform capabilities, platform technologies supported and the positioning of the various SKUs supported on these platforms. Rest assured, we will be looking at each of your comments and responding back to them in the comment thread below. Alternatively, you can also email your comments/feedback/questions to:

slp_feedback@intel.com

Our final course of the day is a look at just what benefits Intel Atom processors have for embedded computing:

 

This course covers two Intel® Atom processor-based platforms for embedded computing -- based on either the Intel®® Atom™ processor N270.   We will discuss the differences between the two platforms, provide an overview of the power savings technologies of the Intel Atom processor, review the feature set and I/O capabilities of the chipsets, including graphics, and discuss additional supported technologies (SSD, wireless and wired Ethernet). Atom processor Z5xx series or the Intel


Presented by Robin R. Lowther, Technical Marketing Engineer, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Corporation

Robin is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Embedded and Communications Group at Intel Corporation. He received his BSEE from the ITT Technical Institute of Seattle and has been with Intel for 13 years. He's now supporting Intel® Atom products as a Technical Marketing Engineer for the LEPD Division within the ECG Embedded group.

 

This post's comments can be used as an open discussion thread for Robin's presentation.

Starting right about now is the next to last course of the day, one that is designed to help you find the Intel embedded product that best fits your needs:

 

This course will help customers identify the best Intel embedded scalable and low power products and platforms to meet their specific application requirements. It will communicate overall product line positioning showing a progression of features, platform benefits and value propositions with simple platform SKU positioning based on customer application.


Presented by Ryan Brown, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Corporation

Ryan Brown has worked for Intel since 2000. He is currently a Product Line Manager in the Embedded Computing Division, under the Embedded and Communications Group. In his current role, Ryan works with customers and to define platform line requirements for next generation Low Power products, develop launch plans and establish products into Embedded Markets. Ravi Sirigineedi has worked for Intel since 1999. He is currently a Product Line Manager in the Embedded Computing Division, under the Embedded and Communications Group. In his role Ravi manages the current generation platforms in the Scalable product line and establishes products into the Embedded Market Segments.

Ravi Sirigineedi, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Corporation
Ravi Sirigineedi has worked for Intel since 1999. He is currently a Product Line Manager in the Embedded Computing Division, under the Embedded and Communications Group. In his role Ravi manages the current generation platforms in the Scalable product line and establishes products into the Embedded Market Segments.

 

This post can be used, via the comments, to discuss the topics covered by Ryan and Ravi.

Next to take the stage in the Embedded eVent's Auditorium is a course on intelligent video. Here's the overview:

 

This course will provide a straightforward view into this fascinating software segment, including what it really is; its real-world industry applications; how it's used today for business intelligence, digital signage and building management needs; and how it works within the Intel® architecture environment. Presented by ObjectVideo®, an industry recognized leader in intelligent video, the focus of the session will be on how this technology can be most effectively deployed as a high-value ingredient within a larger video solution. Topics addressed will include importance of solution flexibility; common software and protocols for innovation plus improved video analytic performance; and the significance of platform manageability and ecosystem to the end user.


Presented by Edward Troha, Managing Director, Global Marketing, ObjectVideo, Inc.

Ed Troha is Director of Global Marketing for ObjectVideo, the global leader in the video analytics software space. His role there is twofold: While being responsible for ObjectVideo’s brand, strategic messages and market positioning, he is equally responsible for the development of comprehensive OEM and Technology Partner programs that easily enable partners to include ObjectVideo technology in a wide variety of end user environments. He is particularly focused on how intelligent video can be more effectively leveraged in the critical infrastructure, retail, transportation and banking areas. In addition to his strong creative abilities, he brings more than 20 years of direct sales and marketing experience in technology products and services.

 

Use this post as a conversation thread for discussing the session and its content.

The first post-lunch course during today's event is The value of Intel® Architecture in Digital Signage. Here's the program:

 

Digital Signage is a new and emerging embedded market segment with tremendous potential for advertisers and end customers. This presentation will provide an overview of the market opportunity, usage models and applications. The presenter will show how Embedded Intel Architecture’s scalable roadmap in combination with Intel’s ecosystem (Software vendors, board vendors, integrators, etc) can simplify the implementation of Digital Signage applications accelerating the time to market for OEMs and end users.


Presented by Jose Avalos,
Digital Signage Director, Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Corporation
Jose Avalos is the Director of Digital Signage at Intel's Embedded Computing Division (ECD). Previously, Jose was the General Manager for the Ultrawideband Networking Operation at Intel's New Business Initiatives organization. He is a 22 years veteran of the Semiconductor Industry with the last 20 years at Intel. He has held various General Management and director level positions at Intel in Marketing and Sales, Systems Engineering and Platform Engineering. He helped drive Intel’s first platforms in In-Car Computing, Ultraportable Notebooks, Analog Set-Top Boxes, Web Appliances, Digital TV and Print Imaging. Jose has a BSEE from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a MSE from Arizona State University.

 

The course takes place from 1 - 2PM Pacific in the Auditorium. You can use this post as an open thread for discussion about Jose's course and the issues discussed.

We're going to leave this as an open thread for the next session of the day. Here's an overview:

 

The embedded industry has hit an inflection point. Next generation systems need to deliver more performance, be smaller and more efficient and on top of that innovative. Multi-core processors combined with virtualization technology provide device developers with the tools to deliver this next generation of devices. Understanding and mastering these techniques will be crucial to be able to compete in the embedded marketplace. This course will provide the base for understanding multi-core benefits, the configurations that come with them as well as when to use these configurations and how to develop for them.


Presented by Mark Hermeling, Sr. Product Manager, Virtualization, Wind River

Mark is a Senior Product Manager with Wind River focusing on multicore and virtualization solutions. Prior to joining Wind River, Mark has helped development teams build embedded systems across Asia, Europe and North America in automotive, telecom, consumer electronics and defense industries.

 

With the chat functionality being...wonky...feel free to leave your comments and questions here. Mark is on-hand for your questions and feedback so use the comments to communicate with Mark. We'll update this post with anything interesting and informative.

We bring the focus back to Intel's Atom processor with the last session of the day.

 

Intel Embedded and Communications Group Technical Marketing Engineer Robin R. Lowther will cover the differences and similarities between the Z5xx and N270 series Atom processors, from feature sets to power savings and more, including a discussion of supported technologies.

 

A great way to end what's sure to be a great even on Tuesday the 12th. Make sure you're registered here and plan your virtual day accordingly.

Selecting the right products and platforms to meet your application needs can be a challenge.  Two of Intel's product line managers will help you make sense of Intel's scalable and low power embedded roadmap offerings.

This course will help customers identify the best Intel embedded scalable and low power products and platforms to meet their specific application requirements. It will communicate overall product line positioning showing a progression of features, platform benefits and value propositions with simple platform SKU positioning based on customer application.

 

Make sure to attend this session to see how Intel's platform offerings can help you design to your application needs including overall product line positioning and a good, better, best analysis.

The next course during May 12th's Embedded eVent is being presented by ObjectVideo's Managing Director, Global Marketing Edward Troha.

 

This session will provide a straightforward view into this fascinating software segment, including what it really is; its real-world industry applications; how it's used today for business intelligence, digital signage and building management needs; and how it works within the Intel® architecture environment. Presented by ObjectVideo®, an industry recognized leader in intelligent video, the focus of the session will be on how this technology can be most effectively deployed as a high-value ingredient within a larger video solution.

 

With video becoming more and more pervasive, whether it's online or out of home, it's important to know what's hype and what's real and Troah will lay out exactly what value it has.

Our next preview covers a course on one of the most exciting new embedded market segments.  Come and find out how Intel architecture and the Intel Embedded and Communication Alliance can help your business be a part of this market opportunity.

 

Digital Signage is a new and emerging embedded market segment with tremendous potential for advertisers and end customers. This presentation will provide an overview of the market opportunity, usage models and applications. The presenter will show how Embedded Intel Architecture’s scalable roadmap in combination with Intel’s ecosystem (Software vendors, board vendors, integrators, etc) can simplify the implementation of Digital Signage applications accelerating the time to market for OEMs and end users.

 

Register for the Embedded eVent today and make sure you are up to date on this timely and emerging application.

Here's a preview of the second informational course of the day. This is scheduled to run right after the first keynote, so make sure you're all there.

 

Intel's Embedded and Communications Group Product Line Manager Bhupesh Agrawal wants you to get the most of the new Xeon 5500 processor and will give attendees an overview of how to do just that. Topics covered in his course will include Platform Overview, Usage Examples and micro architecture technical highlights.

 

Considering how buzzed about the Xeon 5500 has been both prior to and after its launch, this is a must-attend session for anyone looking to fully leverage its advantages.

 

The Virtual Trade Show has something for everyone. You can register for the day right here.

Our first course of the day next Tuesday will be with Advantach at 8AM Pacific and we're here to give you a quick look at what to expect:

 

By using Intel Atom and Xeon 5500 series chips, Advatech has powered innovations in the design of products and services of all types. This presentation by Advantach's Telecom Sector Marketing Director Paul Stevens will show how his company achieves those innovations using Intel technology and focus on enabling digital healthcare, advancing in-vehicle infrastructure and powering communications network packet processing. 

 

Sounds like a great start to the day, no? Hope to see you all there. You can register for the Embedded eVent here.

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