Though often called an “industrial computer,” many so-called rugged computer systems don’t actually cut it for harsh applications. There are many considerations that often get ignored but are important to critical application systems. This white paper explains what to look for in a system truly suited for harsh environments.
e-con Systems, Inc. has launched the See3CAM_11CUG, a USB 3.0, 1.3 MP UVC-compliant full-color camera for industrial control and entry-level machine vision applications. See3CAM is compliant with both Windows and Linux, and is ‘plug-and-play’ format.
Having been the innovative market leader in the embedded and industrial industry for the last 2 decades, DSL has always had a precise idea of what the industry is missing – however rarely do we get to seal 3 gaps with the same plug.
Suitable for recording and reproducing wideband and IF signals at sample rates up to 1 GSps, Pentek introduced two new Talon recording systems. Required by long flights or experiments, these recording systems are available in both rugged portable or rugged rackmount configurations.
Vecow introduces its ABP-2000 1.91 GHz Intel Quad Core Atom E3800 fanless advanced box PC series that can withstand harsh environmental conditions. Its advanced graphics capabilities also make it suitable for display and graphics-intensive Internet of Things, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), and M2M applications.
A rugged wire-to-board (WTB) connector suitable for LED lighting, industrial motor controls and drivers, smart meters, fire and security systems, building controls, sensors, switches, solenoids and battery packs is available from AVX.
DSM Computer introduced the 19″ Infinity I4 industrial computer. The 4-U height Infinity I4 is available in three different models. It features an industrial ATX motherboard with either PICMG 1.0 or PICMG 1.3. A total of seven slots are available for expansion cards: three PCI Express slots and four PCI slots. The Infinity I4 system is ideal for applications that run in harsh environments, e.g. in automation.
Lanner Electronics introduced the LEC-7950 and LEC-2280 industrial computers. The LEC-7950 includes either the 2nd Gen Intel Core i3-2310E or Celeron 847E. The LEC-2280 features a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor. The new embedded systems are compatible with Microsoft operating systems from Windows XP to Windows 7 and Linux.
HABEY USA introduced the PPC-3615 Touchscreen Panel PC. The PPC-3615 features a Habey MITX-6932 motherboard, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, 1.86GHz Intel Atom Cedarview N2800/D2550 processor, two SATAII ports, five USB 2.0 ports, six COM serial ports, two Mini PCI-E, 8-Bit GPIO, and HDMI and VGA/DVI video output for additional external displays.
NORCO announced the Automatic Fare Collection System (AFC) family. The AFC series include the AFC-6571, AFC-6572, AFC-6573, and AFC-6574 embedded systems. The industrial computers consist of a central computer, code/sorting machine, station computer, AFC field apparatus (in/out gate, bidirectional gate, ticket vendor, office ticketing machine and automatic ticket checker), tickets and communication network. They are ideal in gates or turnstiles, automatic and semi-automatic ticket vendors.