Premio Accelerates Rugged Edge Connectivity with 5G-Ready Fanless Computers

New carrier board module enables 5G wireless modems for lower latency and improved bandwidth in AI and advanced automation in edge applications  

Greater Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 15, 2021 – Premio Inc., a global leader in rugged edge and embedded computing technology, today announced support for 5G connectivity in its RCO-6000-CFL family of industrial edge computers. These ruggedized computers enrich rugged edge performance, enabling powerful computing in settings once considered too rigorous to access and process the real-time data required for industrial robotics, advanced automation, and artificial intelligence (AI). The systems capitalize on the advanced features of Intel®’s 9th generation Core™ processors, integrated high-speed NVMe storage, and the latest in enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) connectivity for emerging 5G markets in North America.

Integrated 5G support is made possible through a proprietary carrier board design, offering easy plug and play options with validated global 5G modem cards. This flexible, modular design enables a variety of expansion options ranging from additional I/O ports and now 5G connectivity. The 5G module (DTB-M2BK ) will also be available in Premio’s next generation of industrial edge computers, the RCO-6000-CML product family, launching in Q1 2022 with Intel®’s 10th generation Core™ processor support (formerly known as Comet Lake).    

Collectively, both 5G connectivity and edge computing capabilities bring enormous benefits in applications leveraging machine learning and hyper-automation, said Premio’s Director of Product Marketing, Dustin Seetoo. “Premio offers high value on this landscape, tapping into deep expertise in electrical, mechanical, and thermal engineering to deliver dedicated, high performance computing building blocks that are making a difference in new, disruptive edge markets.”

Premio’s RCO-6000-CFL industrial product series supports rich expandability to boost wireless connectivity, streamline integration, and unlock automation capabilities in harsh IoT deployments. Leading edge and legacy technologies are easily incorporated into a single intelligent, industrial computing solution. With more CPU cores, more memory cache, NVMe storage, and 5G capabilities, RCO-6000-CFL models are purpose-built for edge deployments. This industrial-grade solution maintains Premio’s proven rugged engineering through fanless design, broad voltage latitude, wide operating temperature, shock and vibration tolerance, and TPM 2.0 hardware security.

“As new IoT applications and complex machine-learning workloads benefit from 5G technology, a new era of wireless connectivity will push beyond boundaries and reach a new level of automation. Today, computing solutions for the rugged edge must ensure mission-critical reliability and deliver intelligent results with minimal latency – demonstrated by the success of our partners in robotics automation, achieving machine intelligence and real-time inference with Premio systems,” added Seetoo.

Another distinct benefit of the RCO-6000-CFL is its flexible add-in modules that provide additional ethernet I/O ports in 1GbE/PoE (RJ45 & M12), 10GbE (RJ45), USB 3.2 (10Gbps), and a 5G ready M.2 module for scalable connectivity options in IoT deployments.  By integrating Premio’s 5G module, users can toggle between dual SIM slots for multi-carrier redundancy, providing data telemetry on dedicated 5G spectrum bands. This 5G upgrade enables more comprehensive workload consolidation, responsive automation and robust machine-to-machine communication capabilities in locations too volatile for traditional hardware design. To learn more about Premio’s 5G Module features, read product brief.   


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About Premio, Inc. 

Premio is a global solutions provider specializing in computing technology from the edge to the cloud. We design and manufacture highly reliable, world-class computing solutions for enterprises with complex, highly specialized requirements for over 30 years. Our engineering specialty and agile manufacturing push the technical boundaries in Embedded IoT Computers, Rugged Edge Computers, HMI Displays, and HPC Storage Servers.

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