OnRISC Baltos iR 5221 is a fanless industrial embedded PC in compact dimensions, designed for DIN Rail mounting. It is based on an ARM Cortex-A8 with NEON SIMD Coprocessor, up to 1GHz CPU clock speed. Low power consumption, wide temperature range -20°C to 65°C and flexible power supply (12-50V DC) make it an ideal system for industrial automation.
The embedded computer runs Linux on ARM operating system Kernel 3.18, pre-installed on the internal NAND Flash memory. Or it comes as Debian GNU/Linux, booted from an SD card in the front side slot. Another SD-card provides OpenWrt DD, including an install-option to the Flash memory. Even a Router Firmware specialized in easy-to-use VPN networking is available. For boot of customers application from NAND Flash a system configuration with buildroot is supported. With Debian's repository database it is easy to install and update the free software on the Baltos. VS provides information for configuration and sample installations of Linux for Baltos.
The system allows extension with GPS and GSM/3G/4G communication, so installation on mobile bases is possible. WLAN is available as usual, two locations for antenna sockets are provided. Models with further extended temperature range exist, allowing for remote installations.
The great variety of interfaces like LAN, CAN Bus, serial ports, USB, I²C, Digital I/O plus more options makes it easy to connect various industrial devices and field buses to the Baltos.
For Baltos there is an option to use the viaVPN system for Remote Access and Monitoring over Internet. viaVPN provides secure and strong encrypted access, without any re-configuration of firewalls. Customers firmware/application must be accessible via Ethernet or WLAN, for example via a web interface or by a Telnet/SSH connection. Then viaVPN extends the access over Internet, protected by a VPN tunnel.