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Cover Story as a unified set of APIs like watchdog timer, monitoring, and smart battery. iManager 2.0 offers a multi-control interface for easy integration with all kinds of peripherals; we also have Standard I2C, SMBus and multi GPIO. ■ Enhanced

All these features can easily be configured and integrated through the iManager 2.0 software API suite. Advantech acquired years of experience in the field and has done all the hard work for our embedded partners. iManager 2.0 not only provides the underlying drivers required but also a rich set of user-friendly, intelligent and integrated interfaces, which speeds development, enhances security and offers add-on value for Advantech platforms.

Advantages iManager 2.0 technologies will add value more to devices and improve competition in the market. Some of the many benefits, advantages and features of this embedded controller are: ■ Simplified

Integration Unique embedded functions are built into iManager 2.0 such

Reliability and Smart Energy Management Advanced watchdog, smart fan, hardware monitoring, and CPU throttling provide intelligent system protection and power saving advantages. iManager lowers TCO over ordinary platforms and improves energy management by becoming smarter and more powerful. With the Deep Sleep feature, you can drastically reduce stand-by power consumption. By pressing and holding the power button for 4 seconds, iManager will cut off whole power supply to all devices and I/O, and only retain power for the iManager controller.

■ Secure

the System iManager provides an encryption space for data storage such as secure keys for HDD locking, user ID and password, and security ID to protect your application.

■ Easy

System Upgrades iManager provides uniform and OS independent interface for cross hardware platforms and different embedded OS, and offers easy upgrades to other COM modules or different OS. iManager 2.0 follows the standard PICMG COM.0 R2.0 EAPI spec. If your application was designed with this standard, you can easily migrate your applications, just change the library to Advantech iManager 2.0 library, no need to recode your binary and modify the structure.

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