VIA Enables Support for Alibaba Cloud IoT Open Edge Computing Platform Link Edge in VIA ARTiGO A820 Enterprise IoT Gateway

August 8, 2018 VIA Technologies, Inc.

Taipei, Taiwan, August 8, 2018 – VIA Technologies, Inc., today announced that it has upgraded the VIA ARTiGO A820 enterprise IoT gateway to ensure compatibility with the Alibaba Cloud IoT open edge computing platform Link Edge.

The VIA ARTiGO A820 is an ultra-slim fanless system with robust networking features including dual Ethernet ports and optional high-speed Wi-Fi and 3G wireless modules. By integrating support for the Link Edge platform, the system provides enterprise, industrial, and transportation customers with safe and seamless connections to the rich cloud computing, big data, AI, cloud integration, and security services delivered by Alibaba Cloud IoT.

“We are committed to accelerating the development of robust and scalable Edge AI solutions for the Alibaba Cloud IoT ecosystem,” commented Richard Brown, Vice-President of International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With its support for Link Edge, the VIA ARTiGO A820 is ideal for smart manufacturing, smart building management, smart logistics, and host of other IoT applications.”

VIA was recognized as a Best Alibaba Cloud IoT Intelligent Manufacturing Partner at the ICA (IoT Connectivity Alliance) Ecosystem Partner Summit held in Zhuhai, China, on 29 June 2018. The company plans to expand its range of Link Edge system solutions for enterprise customers in China and other key global markets.


Powered by a 1.0GHz NXP i.MX 6DualLite ARM Cortex-A9 SoC, the VIA ARTiGO A820 is optimized for demanding IoT deployments with its durable energy-efficient design, advanced performance, and a wide array of I/O and display expansion options, including one HDMI port, one RS-232/485 COM port, one DIO port, three USB 2.0 ports, and one miniPCIe slot. High-speed network connectivity is enabled by two Ethernet ports and optional high-speed Wi-Fi and 3G wireless modules.

Link Edge is an open source project. To view the portion contributed by VIA for the VIA ARTiGO A820 please click the following link:[...]

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About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is a global leader in the development of highly-integrated embedded platform and system solutions for AI, IoT, computer vision, autonomous vehicle, healthcare, and smart city applications. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high-tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the many world’s leading hi-tech, telecommunications, consumer electronics industry brand names.

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