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Beelink tries out a Linux-ready industrial mini-PC

Jul 3, 2018 — by Eric Brown — 1814 views

Beelink has launched a $150, Linux-compatible industrial mini-PC with extended temp support called the Beelink KT03. You get a quad-core Apollo Lake SoC, 2x mini-PCIe, 2x COM, 4x USB 3.0, 2x HDMI, and 2x GbE ports.

Beelink sells a number of consumer oriented mini-PCs with pre-loaded Windows and Android, but the Beelink KT03 is the first barebone, industrial version we’ve seen. The Linux- and Windows-compatible system has launched on Gearbest for $150 without OS or RAM. You can load up to 8GB DDR3L using the single SODIMM slot.

Beelink KT03 from both sides
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The 144 x 130 x 35mm mini-PC, which was sighted on Gearbest yesterday by Androidpctv, supports temperatures ranging from -15 to 85°C. The other sign that this is an industrial mini-PC is the inclusion of dual RS-232 ports.

The quad-core, Intel Apollo Lake generation Celeron J3455 features a 1.5GHz to 2.3GHz clock speed and Intel HD Graphics. This enables the mini-PC to support triple simultaneous displays enabled via dual HDMI 1.4 ports and an optional internal VGA interface via eDP.

Beelink KT03 detail view and block diagram
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The Beelink KT03 is equipped with dual GbE ports and offers optional WiFi or 4G via a half-size mini-PCIe slot and a SIM card slot. A second mini-PCIe slot supports optional mSATA, and there’s also an internal SATA header.

Other external ports include 4x USB 3.0 and 2x RS-232 ports. You also get audio I/O jacks and internal headers including 2x USB 2.0 and 4x GPIO. The system ships with a 12V/3A DC jack and power brick, a watchdog and hardware monitor, and an optional LED. The Gearbest page includes pinmaps for all major interfaces.

Further information

The Beelink KT03 is available for $150 at Gearbest without RAM, OS, or storage or wireless options. The Beelink KT03 may eventually show up on Beelink’s mini-PC page.

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