CompuLab introduces a Range of Fanless-PC Solutions for Networking and Industrial Applications
Press release date: September 23, 2013
Yokneam, Israel — CompuLab is announcing new products - fit-Multi family of rich-I/O fanless PCs, fit-PC3i fanless PC and fit-Headless plug for headless PC setups.
fit-Multi is a range of unique off-the-shelf industrial computers with unprecedented combination of specialized I/O, outdoor-ready miniature fanless design and high-performance PC functionality. First fit-Multi products include fit-MultiLAN with up to 6 GbE ports, fit-MultiSer with 7 RS232 ports and 2 CANBus ports and fit-MultiPCIe with 4 miniPCIe sockets. Built upon CompuLab’s fit-PC, Intense PC and uSVR platforms, fit-Multi is available in a wide range of footprints, performance levels and price points.
fit-PC3i is a new version of CompuLab’s popular fit-PC3 designed for signage, surveillance, and telecommunication applications.
fit-Headless is an HDMI plug that emulates a connected display, thus simplifies remote desktop access regardless of GPU, operating-system and display-driver.
About fit-Multi solutions
fit-Multi is a range of off-the-shelf fanless-PCs with specialized I/O. fit-Multi solutions are implemented using CompuLab FACE Modules integrated seamlessly into fit-PC3, Intense PC and uSVR platforms resulting in a cost-effective and extremely scalable range of solutions.
“Industrial applications often require specialized I/O that is not found on a standard PC” said Irad Stavi, Chief Product Officer at CompuLab. “For lack of suitable off-the-shelf solution, some system architects take the risk of a custom design which incurs NRE, may hurt time-to-market and provides no upgrade path. In low-volume projects that cannot justify a custom design the compromise is between solution quality and unit cost. fit-Multi is an off-the-shelf specialized I/O solution which is cost effective, scalable and having minimal footprint”.
- fit-MultiLAN incorporates up to 6 Gbit Ethernet ports. Each Gbit Ethernet port is on a dedicated PCI express lane making the fit-MultiLAN family a unique high-performance router or an advanced platform for networking services and network security applications.
- fit-MultiSer features up to 7 RS232 ports and 2 CAN bus ports. fit-MultiSer is a dependable platform for control, instrumentation, data acquisition and in-vehicle applications.
- fit-MultiPCIe provides 4 mini PCI Express sockets. fit-MultiPCIe is ideal where diverse data-communication devices are required within a single ruggedized chassis.
- fit-MultiUSB3 brings out 4 USB3 ports and 4 USB2 ports and has 2 mSATA sockets. fit-MultiUSB3 is ideal as a miniature ruggedized hub for multiple high-speed devices.
fit-Multi solutions support Linux and Windows on CompuLab’s platforms based on Intel and AMD CPUs. They are available as a ready to use PC or as an SBC for embedded applications. CompuLab is developing additional industry-specific solutions based on FACE Modules and also allows customers and third parties to design their own custom FACE Module solutions.
fit-Multi products are available now starting from $449.
FACE Module technology
CompuLab fit-PC3, Intense PC and uSVR product lines bring unprecedented modularity to the miniature fanless-PC segment by accommodating Function and Connectivity Extension Module (FACE Module). FACE Module is an add-on card that fits seamlessly into the computer and appear as an integral system element. The FACE Module system interface consists of multiple high-speed busses including 4 PCIe lanes, 4 USB ports, 2 SATA ports GPIOs and serial interfaces.
“FACE Module extension was defined for ease of integration.” said Dimitry Katkov, CompuLab VP of R&D “It consists of only a single PCB and a sheet-metal panel that fits seamlessly in the casing. The PCB is simple to design and manufacture. CompuLab provides detailed documentation and complete FACE Module reference designs. A custom FACE Module makes economic sense even in projects of under 100 units”.
FACE Modules are interoperable between CompuLab’s low-cost fit-PC3, high-performance Intense PC and CompuLab uSVR allowing one-time design to scale through a wide range of price/performance points.
fit-PC3i fanless PC
fit-PC3i is a new version of CompuLab’s popular fit-PC3, designed to address specific industrial applications in the signage, surveillance, and telecommunication segments. New features in fit-PC3i include:
- Dual Gbit Ethernet for routing and other networking applications
- Dual HDMI for signage applications requiring symmetric dual display
- CEC for display control in signage applications
- On-board Micro-SIM socket for mobile telecommunication enabling connectivity in the absence of LAN and WLAN infrastructure
- Integrated fit-Headless display emulator for headless remote access.
fit-PC3i LP: AMD G-T40E (64 bit dual core 1 GHz w/ Radeon 6250)
fit-PC3i Pro: AMD G-T56N (64 bit dual core 1.65 GHz w/ Radeon 6320)
RAM: Up to 16 GB DDR3
Storage: Internal 2.5” HDD/SSD + mSATA
Display: Dual head HDMI 1.4a up to 1920 x 1200 w/ CEC support and integrated display emulator for headless operation
Audio: S/PDIF 7.1 input/output + stereo line-out / MIC in
LAN: 2x Gbit Ethernet
Mobile: On-board Micro-SIM socket
WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n up to 150 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.0, dual antenna (available in some models)
USB: 4x USB2
Expansion: Full-size miniPCIe with mSATA and SIM interfaces + half-size miniPCIe + FACE Module interface
Enclosure: Passively cooled die-cast aluminum
fit-PC3i LP: 16cm x 16cm x 2.5cm
fit-PC3i Pro: 16cm x 19cm x 3.7cm
fit-PC3i LP: 7W – 15W
fit-PC3i Pro: 9W – 24W
fit-PC3i will be available in Q4 2013 starting from $275.
fit-Headless HDMI plug simplifies remote desktop for headless PC
Operating a headless PC requires remote desktop access, but in many cases compositing the desktop in high resolution is possible only when the computer detects a connected display. fit-Headless is a miniature HDMI plug that emulates a high-definition display connected to the PC. The headless PC identifies fit-Headless as a connected display and enables the GPU thus allowing remote desktop compositing at high resolution. fit-Headless works with any HDMI capable PC on any operating system and requires no software installation nor configuration. fit-Headless does not require external power.
“Many users are frustrated with the challenge of getting remote desktop working on a headless PC. Frustration caused by the obscurity of display drivers, operating systems and remote-access applications.” said Mr. Stavi. “CompuLab developed fit-Headless after realizing there is no universal software solution that guarantees remote desktop access at high resolution for headless PCs. fit-Headless is a cost-effective hardware solution that always works.”
fit-Headless is available now for $15.
CompuLab is a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computing products since 1992 with product lines ranging from computer-on-modules to ready-to-use miniature computers. CompuLab’s fit-PC line of miniature, fanless PCs - introduced in 2007 – positioned CompuLab as an industry leader in the field of miniature, fanless industrial PCs.
CompuLab headquarters are located in Yokneam, Israel with offices in St. Petersburg, FL.
For additional info visit www.fit-pc.com/fit-multi