The Complete Fleet Management Solution for Edge Devices

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K-PORT is the complete fleet management solution for edge devices that has been specially developed to make management easy and simplify the rollout of container applications. This complete hardware and software solution lays the foundation for the development of your custom IoT solutions to automate tasks such as securely carrying out fleet updates at operating system and application level with just a few clicks, monitoring devices in the field and establishing fast remote support to minimize downtimes. This allows you to manage thousands of device connections end-to-end, globally and at a glance.

K-PORT — Your benefits

  • Complete solution consisting of software and hardware: matched compatibility speeds up integration into your IoT solution at low costs
  • Reduced complexity: efficiently manage and update your edge devices with just a few clicks to minimize manual inputs
  • Increased productivity of development teams: the focus is on application development because the necessary infrastructure is already provided
  • Remoting as a service: instantly connecting to devices at network level significantly speeds up the support process
  • Flexible and scalable solution that grows with your fleet: device fleets of any size and variance can be managed worldwide and easily scaled down to machine level

Proven added value for stakeholders of device and component manufacturers

IT managers
  • Minimize complexity for IT teams and free up IT resources
  • 24/7 overview of globally distributed device fleet
  • Securely encrypt applications end-to-end
  • Continuous deployment during operation
Chief Digital Officer and R&D Officer
  • Monetize software licenses and custom applications
  • Increase machine turnover through digital service
  • Stay competitive due to accelerated time-to-market
Service and Support
  • Reduce costs of hardware, installation and maintenance
  • Minimize travel expenses
  • Save time due to direct and effective troubleshooting
  • Immediate depth of support down to device level 
  • Act proactively and with foresight

Application scenarios with K-PORT

  • K-PORT makes it much easier to manage, monitor and operate your fleet of devices.

  • Container-based applications can be updated without manual effort using configurable image templates in K-PORT. Test and roll out update scenarios on edge devices distributed worldwide.

  • For service cases, use K-PORT to remotely access your machines quickly and efficiently. Set up a temporary VPN connection at control level to significantly increase your support depth.

  • Secure your x86 and Advanced RISC Machines (ARM) against critical vulnerabilities with a Yocto Linux-based operating system. Two redundant operating system partitions provide the highest availability and a secure management interface for updates and deployment.


Device management
  • Monitor condition of IoT devices
  • Manage all machines in a cloud-based environment for edge devices worldwide
  • Easy onboarding processes for IoT devices 
Secure operating system
  • KontronOS for x86 and ARM systems based on Yocto Linux
  • Two redundant operating system partitions ensure 100% uptime
  • Secure management interface for updates and deployment
  • Can be updated at short notice in the event of critical weaknesses
Container management
  • Docker container admin
  • Deploy docker containers to device fleets in the field
  • Encapsulate customer applications (images) in containers
  • Central management of desktop and remote access such as RDP & SSH access
  • Set up secure remote connections
VPN service
  • Activate and deactivate temporary direct access to the machine and device network
  • Establish a direct tunneling connection between networks
  • Manage, monitoring, and log VPN connections
  • Several experts can access the same one device/system in parallel

A core component of the K-PORT fleet management solution is the hardened Yocto-Linux®-based KontronOS operating system, which comes pre-installed for enhanced security and optimal operation of Docker containers in embedded and networked x86 or Arm®-based devices.

  • Protection against compromise, external access and uncontrolled updates
  • Intuitive network configuration interface
  • Redundancy through dual partitions
  • Integrated firewall for network zone definition
  • Physical security layer for device and user credentials
  • Integrated BIOS-level security mechanism via TPM 2.0 on x86 and via HAB for Arm®
  • GPIO support for digital signal usage
  • Continuous CVE/CWE scanning of software components

Standard IoT stack

IoT Gateway “Premium” - Kontron KBox A-250IoT Gateway “Compact” - Kontron AL i.MX8M Mini


  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Recommended for high-performance and industrial IoT solutions for edge analytics, data collection and remote monitoring
  • WIFI/ LTE support


  • Recommended for automation and IoT solutions in limited space thanks to compact and robust format
  • Numerous interfaces
  • High modularity

Technical data

  • Mounting DIN rail / wall mount / desktop
  • Material Aluminum housing
  • Dimensions 150 x 58 x 100 mm
  • Weight approx. 1.0 kg
  • Protection class IP20
  • Power supply 24 VDC (+/- 20%)
  • Operating temperature 0°C to + 45°C
  • Relative humidity 93% @40°C, non-condensing

Technical data

  • Mounting DIN rail
  • Material Alumiunium housing
  • Dimensions 111 x 25 x 76 mm
  • Weight approx < 1.0 kg
  • Protection class IP 20
  • Power supply 24 VDC (+/- 20%)
  • Operating temperature 0°C to + 55°C
  • Relative humidity


  • CPU Intel x5-E3940 Quad Core (4x 1.6 Ghz; 9,5 W)
  • RAM 4GB
  • Network / interfaces
    1x GbE ETH, 1 Fast ETH, WOL support
    2x USB 3.0
    1x Serial (COM1, RS232)
    9-pin GPIO Connector
    1x DisplayPort V1.2 
  • Cooling fanless
  • Security TPM V2.0 

  • Certification CE, FCC, CB Schema, UL61010-1, UL61010-2-201


  • CPU NXP i.MX8M Mini 4x ARM® Cortex®-A53@1.6GHz
  • RAM 4GB
  • HDD 32GB eMMC
  • Network / interfaces
    1x GbE ETH, 1x 10/100 Mb
    2x USB 2.0 (Host), 1x USB 2.0 (OTG)
    1x RS232, 1x RS485
    1x CAN 2.
    4x DIO
    1x HDMI, 1x LVDS, up to 1920 x 1080 @60fps"
  • Cooling fanless
  • Security HAB Secure Boot, Trust Zone, True RNG, RSA bis 4096, AES-128/192/256, 3DES, ARC4, MD-5, SHA up to 256, ECC, Secure JTAG
  •  Certification CE


  • Operating system: KontronOS (Yocto Linux®) hardened, pre-installed
  • K-PORT connection: Agent (Javaskript) pre-installed
  • Maschine connection: via Node-RED in Docker (optional)                                                                     


  • Operating system: KontronOS (Yocto Linux®) hardened, pre-installed
  • K-PORT connection: Agent (Javaskript) pre-installed
  • Maschine connection: via Node-RED in Docker (optional)



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