Kontron ‘s debut hardened OpenWrt stack on a new rolling stock computerKontron’s fanless EN50155-certified “SR-TRACe-G40x” railway server and router runs a hardened, new hypervisor primarily based on OpenWrt referred to as SEC-Line on a Skylake or Apollo Lake CPU and gives 2x SATA, 2x GbE, LTE, WiFi, and GNSS.

Kontron unveiled an “edge knowledge processing router/server gateway” for the rail trade primarily based on sixth Gen Core or Apollo Lake that gives “data-center grade processing and networking to rolling inventory.” The EN50155-certified multi-network SR-TRACe-G40x rail pc is promoted for its new, ultra-secure SEC-Line Open Platform hypervisor primarily based on OpenWrt Linux.

Kontron ‘s debut hardened OpenWrt stack on a new rolling stock computer
SR-TRACe-G40x
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The hardened SEC-Line hypervisor just isn’t restricted to rolling inventory functions however is at the moment being made accessible solely on Kontron railway and avionics computer systems. These embrace an earlier, Intel Atom-based, railway targeted TRACe-LP1 LoRaWAN gateway and two avionics computer systems: a Bay Path Atom primarily based ACE Flight 1600 Gateway Router (AF1600) and Xeon-D primarily based ACE Flight 4608 that we lined again in 2018.

SEC-Line helps any 64-bit, x86-compatible Linux distribution and/or full software stack because the principal OS and might safe deploy unmodified legacy functions and OSes in QEMU-based digital machines (VMs) for simultaneous operation. The software program consists of an OpCenter console that “simplifies the distant administration of enormous pc fleets from a single on-premises level of management,” says Kontron.

Kontron ‘s debut hardened OpenWrt stack on a new rolling stock computerKontron ‘s debut hardened OpenWrt stack on a new rolling stock computer
SEC-Line configuration operating on SR-TRACe-G40x (left) and OpCenter structure
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OpCenter updates the encrypted firmware operating on distant {hardware} with the most recent safety software program and supplies system stage {hardware} well being monitoring by way of a GUI. It additionally hides the complexity of low-level dealing with for wi-fi and wired networks, in addition to routing between them, says the corporate.

SEC-Line augments OpenWrt’s routing, firewall, and different networking options with extra security measures together with OSSEC intrusion detection, AppArmor, and {Hardware} Root Of Belief with TPM. The software program gives “measured” safe boot to allow OpCenter’s “distant attestation” characteristic for remotely detecting undesirable adjustments made to the software program.

The SR-TRACe-G40x provides you a selection of a dual-core Core i7-6600U or i3-6100U processors from Intel’s sixth Gen Skylake-U household or an Apollo Lake period Atom E3940. RAM ranges from 8GB to 24GB, relying on the processor.

The system supplies twin 2.5-inch SATA bays for as much as 8TB mixed storage. The default configuration is a single 32GB SLC SSD.

The SR-TRACe-G40x is provided with 2x GbE ports by way of M12 connectors plus dual-band 802.11ac with enhanced safety and a GNSS system that helps GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo. You additionally get a 4G LTE Cat 6 modem with SIM slot with an possibility so as to add a second LTE modem and SIM. Different choices embrace antennas, insulated DIO, and 2x insulated RS232/422/488 ports.

The 273 x 190 x 87mm pc gives IP50 or optionally available IP54 ingress safety and helps -40 to 55°C or optionally available 40 to 70°C operation compliant with numerous EN50155 lessons. Further EN50155 compliance is accessible for energy options, and also you get EN45545-2 compliance for fireplace safety.

Additional data

The SR-TRACe-G40x is accessible at an undisclosed value. Extra data could also be present in Kontron’s announcement and product web page.