The Jetson-powered AI system has eight PoE ports






Aaeon’s “Boxer-8254AI” Edge AI system combines a Jetson Xavier NX with 8x GbE with PoE/PSE, 2x GbE, 4x USB, HDMI 2.0, CAN, COM, DIO, SATA, mini-PCIe and M.2 E -key .

Aaeon has unveiled one of its fanless Boxer computers powered by a Jetson Xavier NX module and featuring 8 Power-over-Ethernet GbE ports for powering cameras and other devices, as well as 2 standard GbE ports. The 210 x 164.2 x 75mm Boxer-8254AI is larger than most Boxer systems, such as the Xavier NX powered Boxer-8253AI, which has 2 PoE ports and a standard GbE port, and the old Boxer-8251AI, which has a single GbE port.



Boxer-8254AI
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The Boxer-8254AI features a hexa-core Xavier NX with 8GB LPDDR4 and 16GB eMMC running the usual Ubuntu stack with the Nvidia JetPack 4.5 (and above) SDK for AI development. The system adds a microSD slot and a 2.5-inch SATA bay, and mSATA is available on the full-size mini-PCIe slot along with PCIe and USB. There is also a SIM card socket, 4 SMA antenna mounts and an M.2 dongle slot for WiFi/BT.



Detailed views of the Boxer-8254AI
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The 8 802.11af compliant PoE PSE (power source equipment) ports support a combined 120W output. Other ports include 2x GbE, USB 3.2 Gen2, 3x USB 2.0, Micro-USB port for operating system flashing and HDMI 2.0.

There are DB9 ports for RS-232/485 with COM switch, CANbus 2.0A and 6-channel DIO. Additional headers are provided for RS232 and USB 2.0.

The Boxer-8254AI is powered via a 24V terminal block with optional adapter and offers an LED plus power switch and recovery and reset buttons. The 2.5kg wall mount system has an operating range of -15 to 60°C with an airflow of 0.5m/s, per IEC60068-2, plus vibration 3, 5 Grms and a peak impact resistance of 50 G.

More information

No pricing or availability information was provided for the “preliminary” Boxer-8254AI. More information can be found on Aaeon product sheet.



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Steven L. Nielsen