What is IoT?
The Internet of Things, or “IoT” for short,refers to the billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, is a interaction between the physical and digital worlds using sensors and actuators.The purpose of the IoT is to make all objects have the computer intelligence , connecting smart objects with the network，all collecting and sharing data.
The development trend of IoT in the world
Roberto Barriga, professor of the Global MBA in Digital Business and specialist in Industrial Digital Transformation, describes the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the driving forces of Industry 4.0.
According to statista data, by the end of 2020, the number of global IoT devices will exceed 30.73 billion units ,which means we will enter the next decade, accompanied by a new ecosystem driven by numbers.
Industry 4.0 /IA Digitalization
2.Edging Connection / Computing
3.Platform and Value drive
IoT Ecosystem-——4 Layer Architecture：
In the IoT ecosystem, JHC’s IoT box computer play a important role for IoT solutions, especially at data control ,data management and edge computing layer. We also called them “IoT computer”collectively.(Hereafter referred to as“IoT computer”)
Under the wide background of economy globalization, IoT technology has spread to all walks of life in the information age. From the perspective of data analysis and real-time sensing needs, IoT is already being deployed extensively and actively, in various domains, such as follows:
JHCTECH has been settling down to IoT for many years, and covers various application filed. ETC of expressway is one of our typical solutions.
JHC’s IoT computer for ETC
Some time ago, Intel and JHCTECH jointly create ETC solutions based on Intel® Architecture. In the ETC system, JHC‘s IoT PC plays a vital role.Recommended models: KMDA-3610, KMDA-3920,KMDA-3921.
They have the advantages of strong processing power, low power consumption, scalable performance, ultra high security and reliability, remote management and so on.
The various models, application scenarios and technical parameters of the above ETC IPC products are shown in Table 1.
Type of ETC station/Lane
ETC Lane(Non-Gantry Station)
ETC/MTC Mixed Lane(Non-Gantry Station)
Intel®Core I3/I5/I7 CPU(Standard Edition)
1*PClex16, 1*PClex1，2*PCl,Mini PCIe
1*Intel I211AT,1*Intel I219LM,2*RJ45
JHCTECH® Remote Management View Software based on Intel® iVpro Technologu
Two project cases
National Expressway G65 (Baomao Expressway):
This expressway crosses the mountainous areas in Hunan Province, with frequent climate change, large elevation rise and fall, and harsh environment. Various models of JHCTECH® ETC IPCs, which are based on Intel® Architecture, have been widely deployed in the Province-Border Gantry Stations, Non-Border Gantry Stations and Non-Gantry Stations at various entrances and exits (Figure 2), fully satisfying the requirements of ETC users.
National Expressway G93 (Chengdu-Chongqing Ring Expressway):
The traffic flow of some sections of this expressway reaches about 30,000 vehicles per day2 during holidays, which poses a great challenge to the ETC system. After using JHCTECH® ETC IPCs based on Intel® Architecture, the traffic management authorities can process the ETC billing data at very high speed, and meet the requirements of both stability and reliability, relieve the bottleneck effect caused by the MTC or province-border physical toll stations, and further improve the traffic efficiency of the expressway.
Principle of application
They are designed for industrial control. In the intelligent transportation system (ITS for short), JHC’s IoT computer connects to external data collection devices through wired or wireless communication to obtain data sources, monitor and control vehicle and road conditions, performs data integration, data pre-processing, device management, and edge analysis on the edge, filters useful data, and aggregates these data to upload to implement predictive analysis, providing reliable real-time information for decision-making, so that intelligent transportation systems can respond quickly to events.
1、Multiple wireless and wired communications
Support 4G/Wifi/BT wireless communication, all are equipped with COM (RS-232/422/485) interface,VGA/HDMI/DP 3 independent display interface、 USB3.0 and MiniPCIe extension port，Gigabit LAN, support Common Industrial Protocol.Can well meet various network requirements.
2、Reliability and security
Rugged fanless design
Wide temperature: -20°C~65°C
Wide range power input: DC 12~24V
Have the extreme reliability of dust-proof, corrosion-resistant,
anti-shock and anti-electromagnetic-interference, and can operate stably under the harsh environmental conditions;
TPM2.0 secure encrypted transmission.
Online mornitor and control in time ,and quickly respond to changes in operating conditions, self-reset in distress, to ensure the normal operation of the system.
With strong input and output functions( rich I/O interfaces), it can be connected to various peripherals, channel controllers, video monitoring systems, vehicle testers and etc to complete various tasks. And support individual customization to meet diverse elastic needs.
Support various operating systems, multi-language assembly, multi-task operating system.