The Road to embedded world ’23: Taichung City, Taiwan, Forenex Technology

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 07, 2023


Forenex Technology will be attending embedded world 2023 highlighting its industrial automation and digital signage solutions.

Main Products Highlighted at Hall 3 Booth 240:

  • Industrial All-In-One Panel PC/ Monitor
  • Full IP66/ IP69K Stainless Panel PC/ Monitor
  • Open Frame Panel PC/ Monitor
  • Digital Signage Panel PC/ Media Player
  • Intel SBC
  • AD Board

Forenex Industrial Automation:

In step with the growing global demand for smart factory automation and the upcoming trend for machine to machine communication systems and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), FORENEX offers a variety of solutions ideal for automating and monitoring industrial processes in a wide range of environments.

From RISC-based board to system level products, FORENEX provides a complete turnkey solution including embedded system, IoT gateway computer, touch panel PC and HMI for your Industry 4.0, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and smart factory applications.

Industrial Panel PC Solutions

The production processes in harsh indoor/outdoor industrial environments (such as Solar Energy or Wind Energy…etc.), FORENEX has offerings to meet requirements from machine operation, data processing to monitoring and motion control tasks.

These include:

  • various ARM-based stainless steel
  • Fan-Less all-in-one
  • HMI or heavy-duty industrial panel PCs sizing from 4” to 21.5” or above
  • may include projected capacitive
  • resistive or IR touch screen operation options

IoT Gateway Solutions

  • The FORENEX Freescale i.MX6 and RK3399 Series intelligent IoT gateway computer system designed for industrial control and factory automation applications. The applications includes an IoT gateway collect data from machines or securely transfer data to clouds for enhancing the workflow in various industrial environments.
  • Industrial HMI Solutions
  • FORENEX offers HMI turnkey solutions for IIoT applications. With excellent hardware durability, superior platform performance and user-friendly software user interface, these industrial HMI solutions are widely used in industrial controls and factory automation applications. FORENEX provides flexible software support any IO Ports and customized- API to customers for a faster Time to Market.



1.0GHz NXP i.MX6 Quad/ Dual/ Dual Lite Cortex-A9 SoC


2GB DDR3-1066 SDRAM onboard (Optional 4GB)


8GB of eMMC memory (Optional 16GB)


Android 6.0, Linux 4.1.15, Yocto Project2.0 with QT 5.4 (Weston Wayland UI)


HDMI 1.4 port


1 x RJ45-10/100/1000 Mbps

USB Port

1 x mini USB 2.0 (OTG) Type B &3 x USB 2.0 Type A

COM Port

1 x COM1 (supports 5-wire TX/RX/RTS/CTS) RS232/RS485/RS422


1 x D-SUB 9 Connector with CAN BUS


1 x Power LED & WIFI LED (if Wi-Fi has installed)


1 x DIO Port support 8 GPIOS

SD Slot

1 x Micro SD/SDHC card slot

Power Jack

1 x Power Jack DC+12V


Supports PoE (Optional), Power Device(PD): follows IEEE 802.3af (12.5W) (option)


Wi-Fi module (option)


Audio Combo Header, (Mic_in,Line_out)

Operating Temperature

Commercial version: 0℃ to 60℃, Industrial version :-20℃ to 60℃

Operating Humidity

10% to 90% (non-condensing)

Cooling System

Fanless design

Dimension ( L x W x H)

143mm x 74mm x 60mm (w/o antenna)

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Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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