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IoT server is loaded with Linux “Candi”

Aug 24, 2015 — by Eric Brown — 1,204 views

Logic Supply’s Atom N2800 based “CC150” industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

The CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server is designed for “managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with Internet of Things devices,” says Logic Supply. The hardware vendor teamed up with Candi, whose Linux-based IoT gateway software of the same name stands for Cloud-Assisted Network Device Integration. The preconfigured server enables connections to hundreds of IoT devices,” says Logic Supply

CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server
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The Candi IoT Server appears to be the same as a product listed as the Open IoT Server on the Candi website. The server offers an “open translation layer at the edge of the network,” using a service bus architecture and a streamlined,” homegrown Internet of Things Protocol (IOTP) API. The Candi IoT Server interacts with a Candi Network Operations Cloud service.

The Candi platform abstracts and simplifies protocol translation between devices, as well as in machine-to-cloud communications,” says Candi. The architecture “makes any networked device easily addressable on its own terms, with proper permissions, from anywhere in the world,” says the company.

Front panel (left) showing USB ports on the left and cut-outs for the optional serial ports on right, and a close-up of the rear panel (right)
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The fanless 8.1 x 7.2 x 1.3-inch CC150 is built on a Thin Mini-ITX board equipped with a dual-core, 1.86GHz Intel Atom N2800 processor from the Cedarview generation that preceded Bay Trail. You can load up to 4GB of RAM onto the device, which is further equipped with a 2.5-inch SATA drive, as well as an mSATA link. A 32GB SSD available with the standard $424 configuration appears to be an mSATA drive.

The CC150 is further equipped with GbE, HDMI, and VGA ports, as well as six USB 2.0 ports, two of them front-facing along with an optional pair of serial ports. Audio jacks are available along with two mini-PCIe slots and a pair of antenna holes for any wireless gear you might want to add. The gateway has a wide-range 8 to 19V power supply, as well as multiple mounting options.

Specifications listed for the CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N2800 (2x “Cedarview” cores @ 1.86GHz); NM10 chipset; Intel GMA 3650 graphics
  • Memory — 2GB RAM (1066MHz), expandable up to 4GB via 2x SODIMMs
  • Storage — 2.5-inch SATA 3Gbps slot; mSATA slot shared with mini-PCIe) with optional 32GB SSD
  • Networking — gigabit Ethernet port (Intel 82579L)
  • Other I/O:
    • HDMI port
    • VGA port
    • 6x USB 2.0 ports (including 2x “high current” ports for fast charging of peripherals)
    • 2x audio jacks (Realtek ALC888S)
    • 2x optional RS-232 ports
  • Expansion — Full- and half-height mini-PCIe slots (half-height shared with mSATA)
  • Other features — 2x antenna holes; DIN, VESA, wall, and rubber desktop mounts
  • Power — 8 to 19 VDC
  • Operating temperature — 0 to 40°C
  • Dimensions — 205 x 185.14 x 32mm (8.1 x 7.2 x 1.3 in.)
  • Operating system — Linux via pre-installed Candi Controls IoT Platform

“We searched for a gateway partner with a track record of product availability, expertise, and customer service to supply enterprise customers with industrial PCs,” stated Candi CEO Steve Raschke. “Logic Supply was the nimble, highly capable, and quality-focused company Candi needed to support the requirements of our customers who deploy and resell IoT Services.”

Further information

The CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server is available now for $424 with 2GB RAM, a 32GB SSD, and the two optional COM ports. More information may be found at the CC150 product page.

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