Multifunction AK-Systems IP-Plug mini-server

By order of the Russian company "AK-Systems" we developed the first Russian commercial plug-computer — IP-Plug AK-Systems. It is a multifunction mini-server for solving a wide range of tasks in IP networks, functions as a computer or a server. Operates off 220V supply line, differs in low energy consumption and small sizes (related to battery charger sizes for a mobile phone).

Key characteristics of IP-Plug mini-server

  • Configuration and control of the device via web-interface
  • Built-in USB interfaces, WiFi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth are available.  The device can be used as a network gateway
  • Network protocol support is implemented:
    • DLNA — for video stream screening
    • NAT — for package routing
    • FTP and SMB — for data access arrangement
    • QoS mechanisms — for traffic quality assurance
  • IP-Plug can replace bulkier and pricier devices. The scope of the mini-server can be expanded by software adaptation. The device can be used as:
    • Hardware and software complex for measuring and monitoring through quality parameters of an IP network
    • Small server of a hardware and software complex for access isolation and information protection in Intranet/Extranet-networks at network and transport levels
    • IPTV-accelerator for continuous reproduction of streaming HD video from big media portals (NBC, Fox, YouTube, etc.) and for increase in carrying capacity of streaming video devices


Plug-computer specification

Microprocessor 1 GHz Marvell Kirkwood 88F6283,
ARM Compliant
RAM Up to 1024 МБ 16 bit DDR2@800 MHz
Up to  4 Gb NAND Flash
Ethernet 2x Gigabit Ethernet
USB 2xUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi/BT Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n + BT 2.1 EDR (optional)
Operating system Linux Debian 6.0
General characteristics
Supply input voltage: 100–240 В, 50/60 Hz;
power consumption: 15 Вт, 5В@3,0A max
Sizes 118 mm x 76 mm x 43 mm


Project results

IP-Plug plug-computer of AK-Systems has been developed ready-to-operate. Promwad experts accomplished the following tasks:

— Hardware platform development
— Software development
— Case design and construction
— Production of prototypes