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Bishop ALF ARK-3000X

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X M2M Router / Server

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X

Contributing to “Can do” M2M solutions
Bishop ALF ARK-3000X functions as a server and a router for M2M devices enabling it to participate and serve a multitude of M2M applications.

Smart Agriculture

Automation with thermal and motion sensors

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X enables automated management of crops by enabling thermal and humidity censors to be linked with sprinklers and air conditioning. This allows the linked air conditioning and sprinklers to maintain optimal environment for crops as well as relieving extra labor costs involved in tending. Adding linked motion sensors allow early detection of trespassers or animals that eat crops and will contribute to security and reduction of crop loss from these causes.

Smart Building

Detects and reports emergencies, without time loss.

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X can connect with security cameras and elevator systems allowing for automated monitoring of infrastructure. Emergency situations detected by connected sensors enables instantaneous warning of them so necessary measures can be dispatched in an instant. Real time gauging of power usage for effective power consumption management and verification of electronic IDs for security are also viable with M2M networks using Bishop ALF ARK-3000X.

Retail M2M

Prompt data transmission paired with high mobility

Checking inventory on the spot becomes a norm when handheld terminals are used in tandem with Bishop ALF ARK-3000X. Gathering and analyzing collected data from handheld terminals in an instant is made easy. This eliminates possible hours spent on data collection opening up time for management to conduct business strategies such consumer habit analysis. With just a power source Bishop ALF ARK-3000X is able to deliver its ability to connect devices with its wireless interface available, relieves wiring costs and any necessary procedures involved in setting up a network. Setting up shop at expos and temporary locations can now be more convenient with Bishop ALF-3000X.

Smart Grid

Connectivity for smart power generation

Power conditioners on solar or wind generators can be connected with Bishop ALF ARK-3000X for an automated observation and management of power. Power generation can be optimized by M2M monitoring which allows real time data transmission of power generation conditions that implement remote control and diagnosing of power generators without sending personnel for the ordeal. M2M instantly detects and alerts of failures in generators which contribute in maintaining reliability of power generation.


GPS coordination for safety and assurance

With Bishop ALF ARK-3000X installed on vehicles, the exact location of vehicles can be monitored real time. Applications such as preparation for devanning can be made at an ideal time based on information from GPS. Efficient reservation and directions can be made to taxi drivers based on their exact location just through a monitor. Uniform control is made a reality with this M2M device.

Connecting M2M with Bishop ALF ARK-3000X

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X promises innovating M2M solutions for your benefit. Explore and imagine the possibilities offered through M2M.


Linux OS

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X is a M2M router / server incorporating Linux OS, allowing it to be programed to fit desired applications. Along with its Linux OS, Bishop ALF ARK-3000X has 4 GB of flash memory and a 1 Ghz CPU giving it sufficient processing power to tackle the multitude of application it can be used for.

3G Feature

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X is able to utilize local 3G network (NTTDocomo) for fast and wide coverage in connection. Bishop ALF ARK-3000X are fitted with 3G antennas and have 3.5m antennas as attachable options are available allowing Bishop ALF ARK-3000X to have a stable connectivity in locations where transmissions are hard to reach. It is also compatible with MVNO service providers and various commercial payment plans are available for high capacity transmission at reasonable prices.

GPS Feature

The 3G models feature a GPS function by attaching its optional GPS antenna enabling it to track and relay location.

Broad Operating Environment

3G models operates at -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F) and at 20% to 80% humidity, making it reliable for use in demanding environments.

Multiple Connection Interfaces

Bishop ALF ARK-3000X maximizes its capability to connect with various M2M devices with available interfaces such as analogue modem, USB, LAN, serial RS-232C, serial RS-485, wireless LAN, Bluetooth®, and 3G. Choose form offered models to match connection method with M2M devices.

Easy Setup

Includes a web server that enables setting up to be done from a computer browser by connecting Bishop ALF ARK-3000X using wireless LAN.

Cloud service

Cloud service is available for data reception, program distribution, and master distribution.


Bishop ALF ARK-3000X includes VoIP software that can be used as a method of communication.


FunctionModel AModel BModel CModel DModel E
Model numberALFARK-3000X-AALFARK-3000X-BALFARK-3000X-CALFARK-3000X-DALFARK-3000X-E
CPUARM Cortex A8™ core 1GHz
OSLinux 2.6.35
MemoryROMFlash memory 4GB
InterfaceSIM3G SIM Slot-3G SIM Slot
USBDual Dock Type A USB2.0 Hi-speed
RS-232CD-SUB 15pin
GPS *1Assist type GPS-Assist type GPS
Analogue model-Full duplex transmission / AT command standard-
Wireless LANStandard-IEE802.11b/g/n-IEEE802.11b/g/n
Transmit distance-30m (outdoors) *2-30m (outdoors) *2
Security method-WPA2-PSK (AES)-WPA2-PSK (AES)
Transmit distance-Class2 (10m) *2-Class2 (10m) *2
Dip switch1: analogue modem switch / 2: format IP address / 3: transmission strength display / 4: application control
LEDPWRPower status
WiFi/GPIOApplication controlWireless LAN power statusApplication controlWireless LAN power status
BT/GPIOApplication controlBluetooth power statusApplication controlBluetooth power status
Link3G connectivity condition / 3G signal strength condition *3application control3G connectivity condition / 3G signal strength condition *3
DATAApplication control
FUNCApplication control
PowerInput methodDC Adaptor (JEITA RC-5320A Type4) or D-SUB
Input voltage9 to 24V
Power usage (12V) *42.0 to 3.8W2.2 to 5.4W1.8 to 3.2W2.0 to 4.8W2.2 to 5.4W
EnvironmentOperatingTemperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F) *5Temperature: 0 to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)Temperature: -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F) *5
Relative humidity: 20 to 85%Relative humidity: 20 to 80%Relative humidity: 20 to 85%
StorageTemperature: -35°C to 85°C (-31°F to 185°F)Temperature: -20 to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)Temperature: -35°C to 85°C (-31°F to 185°F)
Relative humidity: 20 to 95%Relative humidity: 30 to 90%Relative humidity: 20 to 95%
CertificationTELEC/VCCI Class A
Physical Dimensions123mm L x 123mm W x 33mm H (Excluding protrusions)
(4.8 in. L x 4.8 in. W x 1.3 in. H)
OptionalAC AdaptorInput100-240V AC 50/60Hz Output DC12V/2A
Exterior 3G AntennaSMA Cable length 3.5m-SMA Cable length 3.5m
Exterior GPS AntennaSMA Cable length 3.5m-SMA Cable length 3.5m
Correspondence tableModel AModel BModel CModel DModel E
Connection method3GModem3G
Wireless LAN--
*1 Optional external antenna is required to use the GPS feature.
*2 Connectivity may vary depending on surrounding obstacles and EM environment.
*3 3G connectivity is shown when dip switch 3 is OFF. When dip switch 3 is ON, it displays 3G Signal strength.
*4 The amount of usage during the activation of OS. Usage amount will vary depending on running program.
*5 The operational environment using the AC Adaptor is -10 to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)