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Advantech Launches AIM-55 Medical-Grade Tablet for Mobile Computing in Healthcare

Date: 4/20/2018 10:21:16 AM

Taipei, Taiwan, Jan 16, 2017 – Advantech, a leading industrial computing platform provider, is pleased to announce its AIM-55 medical-grade tablet aimed at diverse medical/healthcare applications. Powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 processor that supports both Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0 operating systems, and equipped with front and rear cameras, 32 GB to 64 GB of eMMC storage, and an 8” WUXGA IPS full HD LCD display with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and multi-touch PCAP control, AIM-55 offers healthcare providers a reliable, flexible, and ergonomic tablet that can streamline workflows and improve hospital management.

Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, 3G/4G LTE, and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies facilitate high-speed data transmissions, over-the-air (OTA) updates, and GPS asset tracking, and enable real-time communication with back-end control systems. The inclusion of an embedded 3.8V 18.6W battery that supports up to 8 hours operation (the approximate duration of a full work shift) and can be recharged using a multi-bay charging cradle combined with the tablet’s lightweight (590 g), fanless design ensures portability and durability for reliable mobile computing. Moreover, in addition to the standard I/O, which includes 1 DC jack, 2 USB 3.0, 1 COM, and 1 LAN, AIM-55 offers 2 extension ports (via 1 AIM extension 14-pin pogo connector and 1 AIM dock 16-pin pogo connector) for expanding the system functionalities with diverse peripheral modules, including a VESA station, VESA mount dock, 1D/2D 20°/70° barcode scanner, magnetic stripe reader, smart card reader, and LAN+COM module. Compliant with the IEC 60601-1 Ed. 3.1 standard for medical devices and IP65-rated for dust and water resistance, Advantech’s AIM-55 tablet is designed to be highly customizable in order to provide application-specific solutions that can be integrated with existing systems to optimize internal and external healthcare environments.

Medical-Grade Features Provide Intelligent Support for Diverse Applications

Designed to support a wide range of healthcare applications, AIM-55 is equipped with medical-grade features that offer substantial application value. The high-performance Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 is compatible with both Windows 10 IoT Enterprise and Android 6.0.1 operating systems for flexible configuration. To support medical applications, AIM-55 is embedded with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and LTE technologies that enable high-speed data transfers, GPS asset tracking, and real-time communication for reliable mobile computing. For daily operations such as employee shift sign in, medical inventory management, medical consultation, patient identity verification and medicine administration, and discharge and payment, the built-in communication technologies drastically increase connectivity and enable multiple data streams. Meanwhile, the provision of front and rear cameras (2 + 5 + 13 megapixels), touch and stylus input support, and NFC and RFID technology streamlines data collection by enabling more efficient digitized patient identification checks for enhanced management applications. Additionally, with IEC 60601-1 Ed. 3.1 certification, AIM-55 satisfies medical standards for safe operation, and the IP65-rated enclosure tolerates repeated sanitization to ensure superior infection control.

Modularized Peripherals for High Expandability and Flexible Functionality

A key advantage of AIM-55 is its high expandability for diverse applications and easy integration with existing systems. The tablet device can be equipped with a wide variety of application-oriented peripherals, such as multi-slot charging cradle, 1D/2D 20&70 degree barcode scanner, to extend the system functions according to specific usage requirements. For example, when integrated with a 1D/2D 20°/70° barcode scanner, AIM-55 can be used for rapid inventory scanning, medicine administration management, and patient identity verification. When integrated with a magnetic stripe reader or smart card reader, AIM-55 can be used for credit card payments and accessing patient medical records.

With the ruggedness to withstand extreme environments and advanced technology to deliver reliable performance, Advantech’s innovative AIM-55 device delivers the portability of a tablet with the durability and reliability of a medical-grade computing device for diverse medical/healthcare applications.

Key Features

  • Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 quad-core processor for Windows 10 IoT Android 6.0
  • 8” WUXGA IPS full HD LCD display with scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and multi-touch P-CAP control
  • Built-in Wi-Fi, BT, NFC, and 3G/4G LTE communication technology
  • IP65 rating for protection from dust and water ingress
  • Replaceable battery that supports up to 8 hours operation
  • Optional extension modules and accessories, including a VESA docking station, multi-bay charging cradle, VESA mount dock, 1D/2D 20°/70° barcode scanner, LAN+COM module, hand strap, holster, shoulder strap, and EETI stylus.

Advantech’s AIM-55 is available for order now. For more information regarding AIM-55 or other Advantech products and services, please contact your local sales support or visit our website at

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