Advantech is widely known for its industrial solutions, such as thin clients, automation devices, industrial computers and servers for video surveillance systems or medical organizations. In general, everything that today is considered to be peripheral or boundary areas of use is produced by Advantech. Among the company’s products there are also server-type motherboards, which are also designed mainly for highly specialized areas of use, when products from other manufacturers do not pass the parameters. In this article, we will use the example of several Advantech models to explain how they differ from other manufacturers ’ models.
1) Product lifecycle-7 years
If you put in any project the ability to scale with a constant range of equipment, then you have to keep the warehouse under the customer’s sample. For example, you have a machining machine that has a control PC with a specific configuration listed in the documentation. If your customer decides to purchase 100 more of these machines in 6 years, you will either have to alter the documentation for the new equipment, or search the market for the configuration of the specified server, because the change of components may not be allowed by the contract. Someone keeps the spare parts in stock, but Advantech guarantees that from the moment of launch in the series to the moment of withdrawal of the product from production, it will take 7 years. During this time, you can order the same motherboard, and in general, meet the demand of your customer.
I hasten to note that today the exposure time of server components rarely exceeds 3 years: the equipment is too quickly outdated, and a long life - this is a rarity, which is appreciated, for example, by various departments and the military.