Advantech releases BIOS Wizard 2.0
Advantech has added several key features to the BIOS Wizard, the custom BIOS configuration tool that has been created for Advantech embedded hardware platforms.
The latest version, BIOS Wizard 2.0, now supports Linux as well as Microsoft Windows and introduces extra features that give users greater control over their systems’ startup behaviour.
These additional features include the ability to configure the boot order according to specific use cases, as well as the possibility to customise the sign-on message, allowing easy identification and tracking of customised BIOS versions.
BIOS Wizard 2.0 also greatly improves parsing compatibility for various UEFI based images, adding support for many additional Advantech products, including older generations.
BIOS Wizard 2.0 is now available and supports projects based on all Advantech hardware platforms including computer on Modules, single-board computers, embedded PCs, and embedded motherboards.
The tool provides a user-friendly tree view that lets users view all BIOS settings at a glance, edit the default configuration, and save it to the BIOS image. Tools are also available to modify or set up a custom OEM-branded boot screen and ensure simpler BIOS modifications on Advantech hardware.
By using BIOS Wizard 2.0, developers will be able to eliminate turn-around time and engineering overheads when handling customisation requests. Users can also leverage resources including online tutorials that explain how to use the tool in conjunction with Advantech’s embedded boards and systems.
These are available in various industry-standard and proprietary form factors to address applications such as low-power IoT devices and gateways, industrial controls, edge computers, digital signage, retail technology, appliances, and medical equipment.