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                    Advantech Unveils a Compact and Versatile Machine Automation Solution
                                         The AMAX embedded automation modules start at $485.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 6/01/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the AMAX series embedded
automation solution for use in machine control system architectures. Continuing the advancement of the
Programmable Automaton Controller (PAC) concept, the AMAX system represents the convergence of analog,
discrete and motion control. Machine control systems generally fall into two categories – centralized and
distributed. In a centralized system, all control loops, trajectory generation, and motion control are executed on a
single, centrally located processor. The AMAX system is a distributed control system, the trajectory generation
and logic control executes in the central processor, but the motion control loops are executed in the intelligent
slave module thus, requiring less centralized processing power while reducing overall wiring cost and system
complexity.

According to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group, “Automated production machinery requires
a rigorous criterion for control functions. Thus, when the capabilities of a machine depend upon precision control
and synchronization and event handling, an embedded automation solution design can offer advantages. A PAC
embedded automation solution is capable of allowing data to be shared between domains in a much easier
manner, which makes an automation solution far easier to deploy. Through the data sharing facilities of a PAC
embedded automation solution, real time data can be used to improve the overall performance of the machinery
or simply to distribute the information to production management systems.”

The AMAX-2050KW master module is an embedded Pentium III grade platform with an onboard AMONet*
controller that can control up to 2048 I/O points or 64 axes. It offers two USB interfaces, two RS-232 and one
RS-422/485 communication ports with automatic flow control, one 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port, four
programmable diagnostic LEDs, soldered AMD Geode GX2 processor with up to 256 MB RAM, 128 KB battery
backup RAM, and supports Windows CE.Net. “AMAX-2050KW makes it easy for engineers to create and deploy
reliable and deterministic applications through one complete programmable automation controller for multiple
domain applications” says Mars Huang, Product Manager at Advantech.

The AMAX-27XX series consists of digital slave modules for AMONet that expands digital I/O capacity. With
these modules, actuators/sensors can be connected directly with minimum effort. I/O points can be accessed up
to 100 meters away using simple and low-cost wiring with network speeds capable of scanning 2048 I/O channels
in 1.04 ms.

The AMAX-2210 series are used to increase the number of axes for an AMONet distributed motion control
network. They are designed with friendly front-access all-in-one wiring solution to save space and provide easy
cabling.

The AMAX series are available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from an Advantech
authorized dealer.

* AMONet is the high-speed distributed network used to communicate among AMAX modules.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies.
Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O
Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries. With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an
extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 33 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide
customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the
eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive,
Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: www.eAutomationPro.com. Email:
info@advantech.com

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    Advantech Launches Celeron M 1GHz Universal Network Controller with PC/104 Expansion
                                The UNO-2170 is a Universal Network Controller starting at $890

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 01/25/2006) - The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the
UNO-2170. The UNO-2170 is a high-performance Celeron M grade PC-Based controller that supports
PC/104 expansion, four serial ports, two Ethernet ports, two USB ports, as well as many other interfaces.
The UNO-2170 supports Windows XP Embedded, Windows CE .NET, and Linux operating systems.

The UNO-2170 features include: a fanless Celeron M 1GHz or Celeron 600 Mhz CPU, 512 KB battery
backup SRAM, 256 MB or 512 MB DDR DRAM, LM sensor which can retrieve CPU and core temperature
for monitoring purposes, two RS-232 and two RS-232/422/485 ports with automatic flow control, two
10/100 base Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports and one type I/II PC card, PC/104 extension, optional
Windows CE .NET, or Windows XP Embedded (SP2) with enhanced write filter (EWF) protection.

The UNO-2170 starts at $890 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or
from one of Advantech’s North American distributors at www.eautomationpro.com/us.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech
Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs,
Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data
Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800
people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-
market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products
each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989). Advantech Corporation,
Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customer’s in
North America: www.eautomationpro.com/us. Email: mailto:info@advantech.com



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                                 Advantech Unveils the Next Generation of Controllers
                              The ADAM-5550KW is a Programmable Automation Controller starting at $995.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 3/08/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the ADAM-5550KW, a
Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) designed for control tasks that require the features of both PLC’s and
Industrial PC’s. The ADAM-5550KW utilizes the AMD Geode GX533 CPU along with control specific features
such as a watchdog timer, battery backup RAM, and deterministic I/O.

The ADAM-5550KW combines IEC61131-3 programming languages and Windows CE 5.0 allowing users to
develop strategies using a familiar programming language. The ADAM-5550KW has a list of useful I/O
capabilities, including a local VGA port for convenient HMI functionality, two Ethernet ports and two USB ports as
well as comprehensive software.

The ADAM-5550KW can serve multiple domains and can handle complex requirements, high speed analog
measurement, multiple programs with different cycle times, open communication functions, and enterprise-level
network integration. Furthermore, the ADAM-5550KW has been specifically designed to handle distributed
motion control functions with PLC open-complaint motion function blocks.

According to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group, “PACs address the integration issues
confronting OEMs and end users by extending the domain expertise of automation systems, resulting in increased
return on assets, reduced lifecycle costs, and a lower total cost of ownership for manufacturers. End users,
machine builders, and OEMs want fewer components in their solution and ones that contain multiple-discipline
development and functionality, including logic, motion, drives, HMI, and process control on a single platform with a
single programming and engineering tool for the complete system. PACs are designed to clearly address this
market demand.”

The ADAM-5550KW is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from an Advantech
authorized dealer.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies.
Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O
Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 33 major cities to
deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding
approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech
Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North
America: www.eAutomationPro.com. Email: info@advantech.com



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                          Advantech Launches a USB 16 Channel Digital I/O Module
                            The USB-4761 has 8 relay outputs and 8 isolated inputs starting at $275.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 06/17/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the USB-4761 with
the low cost, high speed, and ease of connection of a USB 2.0 device. The 8 output relays are form C
allowing easy configuration as NO, NC, or SPDT, with 3 A per channel capacity at 24 Vdc or 250 Vac.
Status LEDs on the face of the module indicate the state of the relay. The 8 optically isolated input
channels are protected to 2,500 Vdc. Each channel accepts an independent wet input from 10 ~ 30 Vdc,
sinking or sourcing. General ESD protection for the module is 2,000 Vdc. The USB-4761 includes screw
terminals on pluggable strip connectors for easy I/O connection. The module is powered by the USB port,
does not require an external power supply, and has an LED to indicate power is available.

The USB-4761 comes with ample free software to support the module. Windows based software includes
the configuration utility, which also allows full manual control of the module, as well as development
libraries for ActiveX controls, DLLs, and LabView. Linux drivers are also provided. The module also
supports many configurable features found in more expensive lab I/O such as interrupt support for inputs
and retentive power-up default state configuration for output channels.

The USB-4761 starts at $275 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or
from one of Advantech’s North American distributors at www.eautomationpro.com/us.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group – Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider
integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech
cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of apEacplications in
various industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied
Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech
operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market
services to our worldwide customers. US operations for the eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500,
Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: www.eautomationpro.com/us Email:
info@advantech.com



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                 Advantech Launches High Performance& Cost Effective Industrial DIN-Rail PC
                       The UNO-1019 is a high performance industrial DIN-Rail PC starting at $395.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 12/01/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the UNO-1019 RISC-grade
DIN-Rail PC with Windows CE 4.2 embedded OS, which simplifies application development.

The UNO-1019 provides versatile I/O interfaces, including; 2 Ethernet ports, 4 serial ports. 4 digital I/O and one CF
expansion slot for data buffering and storage. The UNO-1019 has an operating temperature range of 0~70°           C,
and its small size and lightweight design allows it to be installed in tight industrial environments. The UNO-1019
combines excellent features in a cost-effective compact unit, providing an ideal environment to develop
applications and convert serial device data to the Ethernet world with minimum effort.

The UNO-1019 is suitable for converting communication protocols, I/O control, and data storage. The remote
display feature allows for easy diagnostics and monitoring.

The UNO-1019 starts at $395 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation
technologies. Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs,
Distributed I/O Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With the combined talent of more than 2,700 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries
and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and
solutions, adding approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH
(800-205-7940). Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for
Advantech customers in North America: www.eAutomationPro.com/us . Email: info@advantech.com



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         Advantech Launches Intel Celeron M Touch Panel Computer with 15” XGA TFT LCD
                           The TPC-1570H with Intel Celeron M and 15” XGA TFT LCD starts at $1,950.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 08/17/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the TPC-1570H
touch panel computer designed for industrial-grade high-end applications such as automated production
lines or supervisory applications. The TPC-1570H uses low power consumption Intel Celeron M 600
MHz/1GHz processor; it’s fanless with a powerful kernel and has non-rotating media, which makes it a
durable and reliable platform. For applications where non-rotating media is not critical, internal space is
provided for a hard drive.

This TPC-1570H provides multiple standard communication ports; three serial ports, one 10/100 and one
10/100/1000 Ethernet port, dual USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 port, and one parallel port. I/O ports on the
bottom of the TPC-1570H provide ease of in panel wiring.

Other features include: operates at 0 ~ 50° C (32 ~ 122° F), compact design with rugged AI-Mg housing,
NEMA4/IP65 compliant front panel, supports Microsoft Windows XP/2000/CE.NET/XP Embedded,
automatic data flow control RS-485, and Giga Ethernet supported.

The TPC-1570H starts at $1,950 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940
or from one of Advantech’s North American distributors at www.eautomationpro.com/us.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group – Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider
integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech
cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various
industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied
Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech
operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market
services to our worldwide customers. US operations for the eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500,
Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: www.eautomationpro.com/us Email:
info@advantech.com



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         Advantech Launches AMD LX800 Touch Panel Computer with 12.1” SVGA TFT LCD.
             The TPC-1261H is an AMD LX800 Touch Panel Computer with 12:1” SVAG TFT LCD starting at $1,595.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 10/09/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the TPC-1261H, a
slim and rugged touch panel computer featuring an AMD GX3 LX800 500 MHz fanless processor and a
12.1” SVGA TFT LCD display with resistive touch. CompactFlash non-rotating storage media makes the
TPC-1261H a durable and reliable platform, with the option to add a 2.5 inch HDD for additional storage
where the environment permits.

Other features include: up to 1 GB of RAM, one 10/100 Base-T LAN port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse port,
one parallel port, four serial ports, one configurable as RS-232/422/485 with auto-flow control , one USB
V 1.1 port, wide 100° view angle, bright 340 cd/m² luminance, and supporting Microsoft Windows
XP/CE.NET/XP Embedded. The TPC-1261H is RoHS compliant and designed for a NEMA 4/IP65
environment with an AI-Mg bezel. Mounting options include desktop, swing arm, or wall mounting kits.

The TPC-1261H starts at $1,595 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-
7940.

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group – Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider
integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech
cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various
industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied
Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech
operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market
services to our worldwide customers. US operations for the eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500,
Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North America: www.eautomationpro.com/us Email:
info@advantech.com



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                               Advantech launches new 6 inch flat panel monitor

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 11/1/2005) - The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the 6 inch
FPM-3060G. The new flat panel monitor has high luminance, compact design, and can be easily
integrated with UNO-2000 and MBPC-200 fan-less embedded platform products for a physically
separated Operator Interface Terminal (OIT). These unique functions and its rugged enclosure make
FPM-3060G very suitable for the machinery control platform.

With a brightness of 400 nits, it’s 42% brighter than a laptop PC. This feature will enable the display to be
operated in an area which has a bright background. The FPM-3060G’s compact design makes it easy to
install and with a standard VGA port, a normal industrial PC integration is also possible.

A robust housing is clearly an important factor in the design of FPM-3060G. The chassis is in stainless
steel with an aluminum front bezel and an anti-reflective tempered glass. Like all FPM models, FPM-
3060G has a NEMA 4 and IP65 rating for its front panel, which makes installation in a misty or dusty
environment possible. FPM-3060G is particularly designed to be operated in harsh environments with
temperatures reaching as high as 140 degrees.

FPM-3060G can be ordered with support for RS-232, or the increasingly popular USB interface for the
touch screen. Mounting options include panel, wall, or VESA arm, which allows for a wide range of
application possibilities. FPM-3060G is already available for ordering, and with its extremely aggressive
list price starting at $650, Advantech aims to make a big impact in the OIT.

The FPM-3060G is available for purchase directly from Advantech or from one of Advantech’s North
American distributors at www.eAutomationPro.com.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech
Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs,
Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data
Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800
people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-
market services to our worldwide customers.¡@ Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products
each year.¡@ US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989).¡@¡@ Advantech
Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech
customers in North America: www.eAutomationPro.com Email: info@advantech.com



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                    Advantech Launches Three New Unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches
                             Rugged, reliable, and cost effective, the EKI-2525, 2528, and 7629C start at $95.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 6/15/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the first three members of a
new series of compact and rugged unmanaged Industrial Ethernet Switches. These switches are available in a
5-port (EKI-2525), 8-port (EKI-2528), and a 10-port (EKI-7629C) configuration with gigabit Ethernet capabilities
and modular fiber optic cable connections.

Featuring a compact and thin DIN rail mount package, these switches are ideal where panel space is limited.
They are also ruggedized for industrial applications, with dual 12 ~ 48 VDC power inputs, 4,000 VDC Ethernet ESD
protection, power line surge (EFT) protection of 3,000 VDC, and feature an operating temperature range of -10 ~
60° C to ensure system uptime. Plus, these switches are CUL (UL/CSA), CE, FCC, and RoHS/WEE certified.

With auto-MDI/MDI-X, there is no need to use crossover cables for inter-switch connections and auto-negotiation
provides optimum link configurations. Each Ethernet port is equipped with two front-facing LED indicators that
provide link status, transmission speed, activity, and collision status to aid in diagnosing cabling and attached
device issues. In the event of a problem with external power, a built-in fault relay is available to signal an external
controller or PLC.

Available in several models to meet various application requirements, the EKI-2525 is equipped with five
10/100Base-TX Ethernet ports, the EKI-2528 has eight, and the EKI-7629C has ten consisting of eight
10/100Base-TX and two 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet ports. These gigabit ports feature both copper (RJ-45)
ports and an innovative Small-Form-factor Pluggable (SFP, also known as mini-GBIC) sockets giving users the
power and flexibility to install SFP modules based on their application requirements. About the size of an “AA”
battery, SFP modules are available for single-mode and multi-mode fiber models for distances ranging from 1,800
feet (550m) to nearly 70 miles (110km).

With its dual gigabit Ethernet ports, the EKI-7629C is ideal for bandwidth critical applications and those requiring
the flexibility to accommodate long-distance and noise-immune fiber connections, while the EKI-2525 and
EKI-2528 are ideal for edge-connected devices and equipment with a stand alone Ethernet network.

The EKI-2525, 2528, and 7629C are available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from an
Advantech authorized dealer.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies.
Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O
Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 33 major cities to
deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding
approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech
Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North
America: www.eAutomationPro.com. Email: eainfo@advantech.com



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                        Advantech Launches 200 kS/s 16-bit Multi-Function USB I/O Module
                                    The USB-4716 is a multi-function USB I/O module starting at $630.

(Cincinnati, Ohio – 2/28/2007) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech introduces the USB-4716, a 200 kS/s
16-bit multi-function USB I/O module. The USB-4716 has been specifically designed for industrial environments
and includes a USB connector with screw fasteners and a DIN-rail mounting kit. It draws power directly from the
USB port and therefore does not require an external power supply. Relying on the plug-and-play features of
USB, the USB-4716 is such an easy to use data acquisition device that users need less than five minutes to setup
before acquiring data.

The USB-4716 is packed full of I/O, including 16x single-ended (8x differential), 16-bit 200 kS/s analog inputs, 2x
16-bit analog outputs, 8x digit inputs, 8x digital outputs, and 1x 32-bit event counter.

The USB-4716 comes with WaveScan, an easy to use trending and data logging software program. In addition
to WaveScan, Windows API’s, Active X controls, and LabView™ drivers are included. This allows programmers
easy interface for application development like data logging, test stand data acquisition, waveform analysis, and
mobile measurement applications. As an easy to connect USB 2.0 device, it is a perfect choice for applications
where installation flexibility and high data rates are needed.

The USB-4716 is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940.
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group –Founded in 1983, the eAutomation Group of Advantech Corporation is a pioneer in
eAutomation technology; combining connectivity, flexibility and ruggedness with today's most reliable PC-based automation technologies.
Product offerings include: Open HMI platforms, Industrial Ethernet, Automation Controllers and Software, Fanless Box PCs, Distributed I/O
Modules, Plug-in I/O and Industrial Communication for a wide array of industries.

With more than 2,700 talents, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 17 countries and 33 major cities to
deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding
approximately 30 new products each year. US operations for the eAutomation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (800-205-7940). Advantech
Corporation, eAutomation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customers in North
America: www.eAutomationPro.com. Email: info@advantech.com



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Media website for more info, datasheets, etc.: http://www.advantech-eautomation.com/media

Chuck Harrell
Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group
(513) 742-8895 x333
website: www.eautomationpro.com/us




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