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New Ready to Run RISC based Embedded Computer

Vision Systems released ARM 9 RISC embedded industrial computer, OnRISC Alekto.

Vision Systems GmbH - Industrial PC provider, announces the release of an upgraded ARM 9 RISC embedded industrial computer - OnRISC Alekto with internal microSD. This model is a further member of the OnRISC family. Like the initial Alekto it is based on an ARM9 RISC CPU and runs the full-featured Debian GNU/Linux operating system, now with Kernel 2.6. Alekto is suitable to cover control and networking applications for industrial control, transportation systems, environmental monitoring and small office servers.

Alekto is a fanless design, RISC-based architecture and reliably operates in an IP30 certified aluminium case from -10 to 65C. It is ideally suited for harsh environments, as typically in industrial and factory automation applications. To further enhance such usage an internal microSD reader is available as mass storage for operating system and user data.

  • Variety of interfaces
    Many interfaces, like LAN, USB, IC, serial ports RS232/422/485, digital I/O and MiniPCI-Slot, make it easy to connect various industrial devices to the OnRISC Alekto.

  • Ready to Run
    OnRISC Alekto runs full-featured Debian GNU/Linux on ARM operating system including all device drivers for peripherals.

  • Linux up to date
    Linux Kernel 2.6 boots from C/F card or the internal microSD reader.
    This Kernel has better support for USB devices, handles the Watchdog Timer of Alekto, and provides the udev file system for devices. Many other new features can be read in the public Linux documentations.

  • High Performance
    ARM9 32-bit RISC CPU (166MHz) and 64MByte SDRAM memory allow the OnRISC Alekto to provide high performance for data processing.

  • Compact Size
    OnRISC Alekto is ready to be DIN-Rail installed and feasible to fit even strong limited space environments.

  • Wireless Capability
    Equipped with one MiniPCI Slot for WLAN, Video-Capture expansion.

  • Low Power Consumption
    OnRISC Alekto has very small power consumption and needs only 6.5 watts.

  • Wide Range Temperature
    Working reliably in a wide range temperature from -10C to 65C, OnRISC Alekto can be used practically almost everywhere.


One Application field for OnRISC embedded computers is intelligent networking of the production tools, such as NC-Machines, PLC-Controllers and I/O controllers. These devices can be usually accessed only via RS232/422/485 or over Digital I/O.

OnRISC Alekto directly interfaces these devices via serial ports or Digital-I/O, at the same time via Ethernet it acts as a Gateway to higher computer instances, such as monitoring and/or control workstations. Without contact to such workstations OnRISC Alekto can supply the manufacturing devices with production data on demand, download their programs, can buffer data from/to those devices, run maintainance tests or perform data protocol conversions.
The internal SD reader as mass storage for boot can separate the operating system and application/configuration files from production data such as protocol files or NC programs on the Compact Flash card. The system is protected then against accidentally removal. Administrators are free to decide for their configuration, and use the Compact Flash slot to upload new data and configurations, where a network is not available.
Mentioned products
Alekto with internal microSD detailed Specification
Inquiry: Art No (6802).


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