Advantech’s iBMC Reduces System Downtime for Remote IoT Edge Management with WISE-DeviceOn
Taipei, Taiwan, May 2021 — Advantech, a leading industrial computing platform provider, is pleased to introduce its new out-of-band management solution – an intelligent board management controller known as an iBMC.
Advantech developed its iBMC to simplify the management of remote systems and edge devices. iBMCs are embedded hardware-based technology that allows administrators to conduct power management tasks (power on/off, force shutdown, and system reboot) remotely even in abnormal or out-of-range conditions, such as during a software failure or operating system (OS) crash. This is known as out-of-band power management and it provides a secondary communication channel for accessing and controlling equipment within an infrastructure network.
Remote Out-of-Band Power Access and Control
Comprehensive Device Management with WISE-DeviceOn
IoT infrastructure typically involves hundreds of devices deployed at numerous geographically dispersed sites. Advantech’s WISE-DeviceOn software platform is designed for remote management of multiple interconnected industrial IoT devices. With the integration of iBMC technology, the WISE-DeviceOn solution can serve as both an in-band and out-of-band management system that enables comprehensive access, configuration, monitoring, analysis, and control of all IoT network assets from a single centralized platform. This drastically simplifies the management of remote servers, systems, and peripherals for a wide range of industrial applications.
Compatible with a Wide Range of IPCs
To ensure ease of integration, the iBMC is compatible with many of Advantech’s IPC offerings, including the UNO-348/148 control cabinet PCs and TPC-B610 box PCs, as well as the AIMB-787 motherboard, ACP-4340 4U rackmount system (with AIMB-787), and MIC-770 V2 fanless modular IPC depending on BIOS version. Moreover, iBMC technology will be supported by many of Advantech’s soon-to-be-released IPCs featuring 10th gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7/i9, as well as Pentium®/Celeron® CPUs.
- Remote power management and control even during software or OS failures
- Out-of-band management function configurable in the BIOS
- Supports a wide range of Advantech’s entry-level and high-end IPCs
- Integrated with Advantech’s WISE-DeviceOn platform as a powerful remote device management tool