The Nano Clients, from Kontron, are touch panel PCs that feature stainless steel housing and all around protection in IP66. The Kontron Nano family can be used as stand-alone Touch Panel PCs, swivel arm mounted, free-standing HMIs (Human Machine Interface), or OEM shop floor terminals in harsh environments. The Kontron Nano Client is based on the energy-saving embedded 45nm Intel Atom Z5xx processor and Intel System Controller Hub US15W. The Kontron Nano Client family will be available in March. Certifications for NA will be finalized in Q2 with product availability for NA in Q3 2009. The Kontron Nano Clients support Windows CE.net, Windows XP Embedded, Embedded Linux, http, XML, and Remote Desktop Protocol.
The Kontron Nano Client is ideal for a wide range of rugged applications, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, industrial scales, thin client terminals, order processing and quality control, warehouse and storage, and point-of-sale. OEMs in the food and beverage industry will also benefit from the fully-sealed, hygienic design of the Kontron Nano Client that enables easy cleaning with pressure washers.
The Kontron Nano Client features 1.6 GHz performance and up to 1024 MB of soldered RAM, which enables them to run sophisticated web-based visualization for improved operational safety and enhanced overall usability. The Kontron Nano Client offers all communication capabilities required for HMI or shop floor applications with 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x USB 2.0, an optional CAN bus interface, and RS232 port. An optional SD-card or Compact Flash for data storage complete the rugged system design that has no rotating parts for excellent vibration and shock resistance. A 24 volt DC power supply rounds off the industrial grade feature set.
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