BIOS configuration tool adds new features and support for Linux

25-08-2021 | Advantech | Design & Manufacture

Advantech has added many key features to BIOS Wizard, the rapid custom BIOS configuration tool exclusively produced for its embedded hardware platforms. Now supporting Linux and Microsoft Windows, the latest version, BIOS Wizard 2.0, offers extra features that provide users even more control over their systems' startup behaviour.

These new features incorporate the capability to configure the boot order according to particular use cases, as well as the possibility to customise the sign-on message, enabling easy identification and tracking of customised BIOS versions.

The tool has greatly improved parsing compatibility for multiple UEFI based images, supporting many extra company products, including older generations.

It is available now to expedite time to market for projects based on all of the company's hardware platforms, including COMs, SBCs, embedded PCs, and embedded motherboards. The tool offers a user-friendly tree view that allows users to view all BIOS settings at a glance, edit the default configuration, and save it to the BIOS image. There are tools to alter or set up a custom OEM-branded boot screen and assure painless BIOS modifications on its hardware.

With the updated solution, developers can remove turn-around time and engineering overheads when handling customisation requests. Users can also utilise resources, including online tutorials that demonstrate how to use the tool together with its embedded boards and systems. These are provided in various industry-standard and proprietary form factors to satisfy applications such as low-power IoT devices and gateways, industrial controls, digital signage, retail technology, edge computers, appliances, and medical equipment.

By Natasha Shek