Artila Electronics introduced their PAC-4000 industrial ARM9 embedded computer. The PAC-4000 features the 400MHz AT91SAM9G20 ARM Thumb Processor, two Ethernet ports, up to four RS-232 ports and two isolated RS-485 ports, two USB host ports, microSD socket, 64MB SDRAM, 128MB NAND Flash, and 2MB DATAFlash. It is pre-installed with Linux 2.6.29 OS, busybox utility collection, lighttpd web server, and various hardware device drivers. The PAC-4000 is ideal for direct digital control, building automation, energy-saving system, and remote device management.
MatrikonOPC introduced the OPC Server for IEC 61850 protocol. The MatrikonOPC Server for IEC 61850 supports all IEC 61850 compliant devices. It enables users to integrate these devices to the other automation components in the enterprise such as HMIs, Historians, and ERP. The MatrikonOPC Server for IEC 61850 is ideal for smart grid applications. The MatrikonOPC Server for IEC 61850 is priced at $1,494 (USD).
The Rabbit 6000 is an embedded wireless communications and control System on Chip (SoC) for industrial automation applications. The Rabbit 6000 combines wireless communications and an industrial control feature set on a single chip to reduce the time to market of network-enabled industrial devices. The Rabbit 6000 features 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, secure 802.11a/b/g, WPA2 support, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), Pulse Position Modulation (PPM), Quadrature decoder outputs, an on board analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, USB 2.0 full-speed host, and two on-board Flexible Interface Modules (FIMs).
DSM Computer announced the Infinity P4-A panel PC. The Infinity P4-A features an internal mini-PCI express slot, PCI slots, eight USB 2.0 (two of which on the front panel), two LAN ports, and an audio port. The system is designed for operation in the temperature range of 0° to +45° C (+50° C with fan) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. It is ideal for building automation applications, visualization tasks with POI/POS applications, machine and plant control, and logistics and transport management.
ADLINK Technology introduced the PACwiz programmable automation controller (PAC) solutions for automation applications using the IEC 61131-3 programming standard. With PACwiz, PLC users are able to easily upgrade to a PAC platform without further training as application development can be done in IEC 61131-3 languages, just as with traditional PLCs. PACwiz systems are available now starting at a single-unit list price of $999 for the PACwiz-MXC and $1149 for the PACwiz-DPAC.
American Industrial Systems (AIS) announced a line of Full IP65/NEMA 4 Rated Weatherproof LCD Computers for wet, dusty, rugged, and humid environments. The systems feature low power consumption, high reliability, long product life cycle and high performance per watt operation. Fanless system options include the Intel Atom Processor, Celeron, and AMD Geode LX-800 Processor. Other options for the weatherproof LCD computers are HMI Touchscreens Capability, Sunlight Readability capability through Transflective enhancements, LED backlit Panels, and custom I/O’s. Prices starting at $1999 MSRP.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.
Nexcom rolled out the NISE 100 fanless computer for control and automation applications. The NISE 100 weighs only 4 lbs and is housed in a tiny 7.28″(W) x 5.2″(D) x1.97″(H) aluminum chassis. The NISE 100 features the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHZ processor with 533MHz FSB, 945GSE embedded chipset, three COM ports, GbE LAN port, and one DVI-I output. The palm-sized fan-less computer offers noise-free and space-saving installation in any industrial environment.