Press Release


FREMONT, CALIF. June 4, 2012— American Portwell Technology, Inc. (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Portwell, Inc., a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, announces the Portwell ROBO-8111VG2AR full size PICMG 1.3 System Host Board (SHB) which provides high performance graphics and flexible PCI Express expansion, and is ideal for a wide range of applications across several fields including Factory Automation, Image Processing, Kiosk, Medical, and Military.

ROBO-8111VG2AR is based on the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors and the latest Intel® Xeon® processors manufactured on 22nm process technology with energy efficient architecture.

Portwell’s ROBO-8111VG2AR features two-channel DDR3 long DIMMs up to 16GB and ECC to support the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1275v2 and the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1225v2. The PCI Express 3.0 from the Intel® Xeon® processors provides three flexible combinations, one PCIE x16, two PCIE x8 or one PCIE x8 plus two PCIE x4 lanes for versatile applications. The Intel® Xeon® processors on LGA 1155 socket are paired with the Intel® C216 chipset.

ROBO-8111VG2AR is also offered with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family with an integrated, enhanced graphics engine which provides significant 3D performance, up to DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.1 for a broad range of embedded applications. Supporting optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor family provides higher performance and increases processing efficiency. The Intel® Core™ processors are paired with the Intel® Q77 Express chipset.

The ROBO-8111VG2AR has cross-compatibility with the Intel® 6-series chipset and the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors which helps reduce the cost and time for board level design.

The Portwell ROBO-8111VG2AR integrates dual Intel® Gigabit Ethernet LAN chips capable of supporting Intel® Active Management Technology 8.0 and also features four SATA ports which support RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 modes (two ports at 6Gb/s and two ports at 3Gb/s). ROBO-8111VG2AR with two serial ports (one RS232 and one RS232/422/485 selectable) supports legacy devices while it also provides one parallel port for traditional factory automation applications. The new feature, USB 3.0, provides upgraded bandwidth from 480Mbps to 5Gbps, greatly reducing the time for data transfer.

Having the ability to run multiple displays from one board is still popular in the market and the Intel® chipsets offer versatile display interfaces. ROBO-8111VG2AR equips several display types, such as DVI-I (DVI-D + VGA) on bracket and HDMI on board, and it can run dual integrated displays simultaneously.

Product details:

ROBO-8111VG2AR based on Intel Xeon processors manufactured on 22nm process technology:

ROBO-8111VG2AR-Q77 based on the 3rd generation Intel Core processors manufactured on 22nm process technology:

About American Portwell Technology

American Portwell Technology, Inc., is a world-leading innovator in the embedded computing market and a Premier member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance. American Portwell Technology designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of PICMG computer boards, embedded computer boards and systems, rackmount systems, and communications/network appliances for both OEMs and ODMs. American Portwell is an ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company. The company is located in Fremont, California. For more information about American Portwell’s extensive turnkey and private-label branding solutions, call 1-877-APT-8899, email or visit us at

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Jack Lam
Sr. Product Marketing Manager
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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Susan Wei
Marketing Executive
American Portwell Technology, Inc.

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