Phoenix Contact is launching the new VL BPC 1000 industrial PC product line of embedded box PCs for especially harsh industrial environments. These devices are suited for simple control and communication tasks and for data collection in mechanical engineering, systems engineering, building automation, traffic engineering, and energy data transmission applications. The IPCs are designed to meet high temperature, vibration, shock, and EMC requirements and thus ensure maintenance-free 24/7 operation.
The compact box PC operates in a temperature range from 0degC to +50degC, with an input voltage of 24V DC (+/-20 per cent). Designed for embedded operating systems such as Windows Embedded Standard 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard 7, the box PC also utilises reliable standards that facilitate easy commissioning.
Thanks to its thermal design power (TDP) of 6.5W, the PC is especially energy efficient. Its compact 155 × 145 × 49mm design also allows it to be directly snapped onto DIN rails, thus facilitating combination with other components to create a customer-oriented system.
Phoenix Contact’s IPC operates without a fan and uses the high-performance Intel Atom N455 processor (1.6GHz) from the Intel Embedded Roadmap (Intel components with long-term availability). It also features an integrated graphics processor and a variety of interfaces, including four USB 2.0, VGA, and three COM (RS232 / 422 / 485) ports to permit a wide range of applications. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a CompactFlash slot are also available.
For further details about the VL BPC 1000 embedded box industrial PC from Phoenix Contact, please go to www.phoenixcontact.co.uk/.