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Ibase’s Taiwan Excellence Award winners include two new railway computers

Oct 24, 2018 — by Eric Brown 262 views

Ibase announced that its new Atom E3845 based “MPT-3000RP” — a EN50155-TX certified, IP67-protected railway PC — won a Taiwan Excellence Award along with a “DRD-037PC” railway signage PC and two recent Ibase embedded systems.

Ibase has won four 2019 Taiwan Excellence Awards, including one for a new MPT-3000RP railway computer, which is pictured at top and detailed farther below. The other winners include a yet to be announced, dual-screen DRD-037PC transportation computer and two systems that have recently been profiled on LinuxGizmos: the MAI602-M4D80 motion control computer and SI-324 signage player:

  • DRD-037PC — This ultra-wide, 21:6 ratio dual-screen transportation PC has yet to receive a spec list, but there’s a landing page linked to above. It likely runs on an Intel CPU and may well support Linux as well as Windows. The IP65 protected system meets EN50155 rolling stock equipment and EN45545-2 fire protection standards for railway applications. It features a screen on both sides to enables applications such as information and entertainment displays for railway platforms or for internally or externally mounted railway car displays. Features include an M.2 connector, multiple GbE ports, and “a wide viewing angle, high brightness and high resolution display,” says Ibase.



  • MAI602-M4D80 — This rugged, Linux-supported motion control computer is designed for factory production applications, including machine vision systems. The system runs on Intel 6th or 7th Gen Core processors and integrates a PCIe card with 4-axis motion control and a camera. You also get 80-channel DIO and mini-PCIe expansion.

    MAI602-M4D80 (left) and SI-324
    (click images to enlarge)

  • SI-324 — This Ubuntu-ready signage PC runs on an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC backed up by up to 32GB DDR4. The SI-324 provides four HDMI 2.0 ports for up to four simultaneous [email protected] displays or dual [email protected] displays. Other features include 2x GbE, 2x USB 3.0, mini-PC and M.2 expansion, and remote EDID management.


Like the DRD-037PC, the MPT-3000RP is an EN50155 and EN45545 compliant transportation computer optimized for railway applications. However, instead of acting as a signage player, this is a more general-purpose computer designed to control a variety of onboard systems.

Protected from water and other ingress per IP67, the 270 x 210 x 63mm MPT-3000RP is equipped with a quad-core Intel Atom E3845 clocked at 1.91GHz. No OS support was listed.

MPT-3000RP front and side views
(click images to enlarge)

You can load up to 4GB DDR3L-1333 via dual slots, and store data with a CFast slot and a 2.5-inch SATA bay. In addition, one of the three M.2 sockets is designed for 2280-form factor SATA cards.

A second M.2 is designed for wireless 3042 cards, and a third M.2 slot is for a variety of 2230 cards (USB 2.0/PCIe). You also get half- and full-size mini-PCIe slots with USB 2.0 and USB 2.0/PCIe support, respectively. Dual SIM card slots and 4x antenna connectors are also available.

All the external interfaces use rugged M12 connectors. You get 2x GbE, 2x USB 2.0, and 3x serial ports, as well as single VGA, CAN, and wide-range voltage GPIO ports. There’s also an M12 connector for the “DC 9V~36V / 72V / 110V” input. Or as the announcement says, the system provides “interchangeable modular power supplies supporting a variety of inputs” and “full vehicle battery power control.”

The MPT-3000RP OS is wall-mountable and supports -40 to 70°C operation with an SSD. It also offers EN61373 compliant shock and vibration resistance. Other certifications include EN50153:2014, EN50121-3-2:2015, CE class A, and FCC class A.

Further information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the MPT-3000RP. More information may be found on Ibase’s MPT-3000RP product page (PDF).


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