SmartConnect Embedded Computing
SmartConnect Embedded Computing
Machine payments made simple!
e2c’s SmartConnect (SC) range of products combines e2c’s Smart Hub technology with the latest high-performance embedded ARM computing processors. Packed with the power of iSocket running natively on embedded Linux, the SmartConnect range eliminates the need for third party computing platforms, providing a fully integrated embedded computing module with extensive peripheral interfaces.
By eliminating the need for third party computing platforms, e2c’s SC series allow system designers to dramatically reduce cost and improve system reliability. From headless systems to multi-screen support, the SmartConnect ARM series is optimised for payment solutions in retail, kiosk, gaming and banking as well as other generic IoT applications.
All SmartConnect products are powered by our powerful iSocket middleware, providing both local device/peripheral management and remote management services within broader monitoring and reporting systems.
Smart Connect (SC) Product Range
iSocket middleware provides a powerful layer for device communication and management, supporting all industry standard payment peripherals. With broad OS support for Windows and Linux variants. e2c’s Payment Device Manager (PDM) is built on iSocket and is available in Pro and standard versions.
SC100 Smart Connect is a powerful embedded compute module powered by single core i.MX6 processor. Including a full embedded Linux OS, this runs iSocket middleware to provide control of the extensive IO and any connected peripheral device. Applications can run either on the SC100 or any network connected client.
SC200 combines e2c’s smart IO control technology with a powerful 32 bit dual core ARM processor (NXP i.MX6) to provide a standalone solution combining an eLinux operating system with a extensive IO and connectivity interfaces. Combining display function and the smart hub into one products provides an cost-saving, all-in-one solution for many vertical applications.
SC400 combines e2c’s smart IO control technology with a powerful 32 bit Quad core ARM processor (NXP i.MX6) to provide a standalone solution combining an eLinux operating system with a extensive IO, connectivity interfaces and dual screen display. Combining display function and the smart hub into one products provides an cost-saving, all-in-one solution for many vertical applications.
This example shows SC100 used in a payment kiosk application. The solution includes the following peripherals:
JCM UBA Bill validator using ID003 on RS2323
MEI CF7000 series coin changer using MDB
CF7000 coin changer on MDB bus
Character display RS232
Fujitsu F53 2 drawer note dispenser
DIP insert smart card reader
Keypad via GPIO (automatic scanning)
SPI interface to digital RGB strip
Chip and PIN via USB interface
Temp sensor via I2C
This example illustrates how it is possible to connect best of breed devices into a solution. With iSocket running native on the SC100, the Application can reside remotely and communicate with iSocket over LAN or WiFi using socket or web sockets API.
Other Solution components
iSocket Enterprise Server and Enterprise Cloud provide robust and secure monitoring of complex machines comprising multiple peripherals. Built from the ground up to provide an IoT solution capable of both monitoring and remotely controlled connected machines.
e2c offer a full payment solution kits, comprising CC smart hubs, embedded PC’s and a full range of payment peripherals. Kits come with full wiring kits and out-of-the-box support for bundled peripherals. Just add them in your enclosure and the kits will be fully operational.