MEN Micro RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer

MEN Micro introduced the RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer fanless, maintenance-free box computer. The rugged RC1 is based on the Intel Atom and offers up to 1.6 GHz of processing power. The RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer complies with the EN 50155 railway standard, fulfills IP67, and has an E1 approval from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. The RC1 is available with or without a display (3.5″ 4:3 color TFT LCD touch panel with a resolution of 640×480 pixels, 262,144 colors and touch functionality). Pricing for the new RC1 computer starts at $1,413 per unit without display and at $1,839 with display. Delivery is six weeks ARO.

MEN Micro RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer

MEN Micro RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer Features

  • 3.5″ 4:3 TFT LCD touch panel
  • Rugged 220x130x86mm aluminum housing
  • Fanless and maintenance-free
  • Intel Atom 1.1 GHz or 1.6 GHz
  • Up to 1 GB RAM, up to 8 GB Flash Disk
  • 2 Fast Ethernet, 1 USB (master or client)
  • Additional I/O, e.g., CAN bus, IBIS, UARTs
  • PCI Express Mini card slot for wireless with 2 optional antenna connectors
  • 24 VDC or 48 to 110 VDC wide-range PSUs with backup (power class S2)
  • -40 to +70(+85)°C operating temperature
  • EN 50155, IP67 compliant
  • Windows XP Embedded (120-day trial version)

The RC1 MIPIOS Box Computer combines a rugged 8.66 inch x 5.12 inch x 3.39 inch (220 mm x 130 mm x 86 mm) aluminum enclosure with solid wall-mounting equipment to provide ruggedization in even the most extreme applications, from hot, dry and dusty to extremely humid or cold environments. It is ideal for mobile applications — including commercial vehicles such as agricultural or construction machines, trains, buses or cable cars, but can also be used in avionics, medical engineering and industrial automation applications.

All I/O interfaces, including two Fast Ethernet interfaces and a service interface with USB and RS232, are accessible at the front via robust 8-pin M12 connectors. Two slots are available for additional I/O options implemented using special SA-Adapter kits. The onboard FPGA enables the integration of additional interfaces such as CAN bus, RS485, IBIS or binary I/O.

A second power input makes it possible to connect a backup power source, such as a battery, to add reliability in the event of a power failure. As a power class S2 unit, the RC1 remains functional despite power interruption for up to 10 minutes.

The 512 MB RAM and 2 GB Flash memory offer sufficient space for all applications. A PCI Express Mini card and a SIM card slot can be used to add wireless functionality like Bluetooth, WLAN, WIMAX, GSM/GPRS or UMTS via two optional N-Type antenna connectors available at the front panel. The use of Intel’s Atom processor guarantees fast performance and a minimum product availability of seven years.

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