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ATX form factor shrinks ruggedized industrial PC

Posted: 03 Dec 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:instruments and equipment? atxpc 1? atx pc? industrial pc? industrial computer?

A new-form-factor ATX PC from Instruments and Equipment Co. measures 322.58-by-269.24-by-74.93mm. The design is enclosed in a machined aluminum chassis and features shock-mounted hard drives, shock-absorbing bumpers, and dual-intake cooling fans, the computer is aimed at industries in which harsh environments preclude the use of standard laptops or notebooks.

Built to power processor- and memory-intensive applications when budgets and space are restricted, the ATXpc-1 may be utilized in field data acquisition, exploration, military base, and field operations, new-product demonstrations, digital signs, and video and audio editing as well as bedside patient care.

The ATXpc-1 is offered with a Celeron or Intel Pentium III processor and a Socket-370 PICMG single-board computer, and is configured standard with an externally accessible slim optical drive for CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW, and floppy drive.

I/O includes four USB, one PS/2 keyboard, one PS/2 mouse, one serial RS-232/ 422/485, 16C550 UART; one parallel-multimode and two Firewire IEEE-1394 connections. Also on board are an Ethernet port for a 10/100 LAN controller, RJ-45 connector, ports for audio I/O, and S-Video. Operating temperature range is 0C to 50C. Customized options are available.

Pricing ranges from $800 to $1,600. Delivery is four weeks.

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