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Box PC built with multiple I/O, antenna inputs

Posted: 11 Sep 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MEN Micro? box PCs? wireless applications? mobile environments?

MEN Micro recently unveiled the BL50W maintenance free box PC for wireless applications. The compact, rugged structure of the new unit is ready for operation in a wide range of mobile environments including trains, buses, construction and agricultural machines.

Equipped with four PCI Express Mini Card slots that control up to eight SIM cards and a GPS interface, the BL50W can implement virtually any wireless function including WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE and LTE. A multitude of user-specific I/O complements the nine antenna slots available on the conduction-cooled unit to accommodate specific functionality.

The new box PC can operate as a complete content server or hot-spot server eliminating problems associated with frequent location or tariff-related provider changes. It can also be used as a diagnostic interface or for fleet management as well as to implement vehicle-to-control centre communications or for internet access in a train or airplane.

The BL50W is based on the T48N AMD Embedded G-Series APU (accelerated processing unit) with a core frequency of 1.4GHz. The unit features excellent graphics performance via two DisplayPorts with full HD resolutiona useful attribute for infotainment applications or human-machine-interfaces. If different graphics performance or power consumption is required, any Embedded G-Series APU can be selected.

In addition to two Gigabit Ethernet channels available on robust M12 connectors, the unit includes two USB 2.0 ports and five slots for serial I/O or CAN bus as well as a number of universal inputs and relay outputs. 2GB of DDR3 SDRAM, an SD card and an mSATA slot provide the necessary mass storage capacity. The BL50W is designed for fanless operation in the extended operating temperature range of -40C to 85C, complies with EN 50155 and is prepared for e1 certification.

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