Industrial Computers offer 2 PCI expansion slots.
February 4, 2009 -
Available with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz processor running at 800 MHz, ePC-Plus Series comes in 15, 17, and 19 in. versions with 2 removable hard drives and hot-swappable, removable DVD-R/W drive. I/O ports include two 10/100/1000 Ethernet, one RS-485/422/232, two RS-232, four USB 2.0, PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard, and external Video connection. Measuring less than 4.125 in. deep when panel mounted, PCs come standard with 100-240 Vac input power supplies and NEMA 4/4x/12 front panels.
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5840 Interface Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48103
Nematron Introduces the New ePC-Plus Industrial PCs
"Making a Great Series Even Better"
Ann Arbor, Michigan - January 23, 2009 - Nematron Corporation announces the launch of the new ePC-Plus Series of Industrial Computers. These new computers further enhance the ultra-thin yet powerful ePC-Series by now providing, PCI expansion (two ¾-length cards), two easily removable hard drives and a hot swappable, easily removable DVD-R/W drive. All this is accomplished in a mere 1.0" deeper unit than the successful ePC-Series. The ePC-Plus offers unparalleled value and superb quality at a competitive price while eliminating the "big, bulky, and expensive" stereotype usually associated with Industrial PCs. There are currently three sizes, 15", 17", and 19" in this series with more additions to follow. All are available with 5-wire Analog Resistive touchscreens and NEMA sealed panel mount front panels. Their compact size and thin panel mounted depth of 4.0" (101.6mm) make them ideal for installation in most industrial applications.
"We set out to provide the product features of a traditional industrial computer while providing a compact yet powerful size at a very competitive price. The new ePC-Plus computers provide the features that that many applications desire," explains Ralph Damato, VP - Product Management of Nematron. "With the ePC-Plus Series' compact design, powerful processor offerings, and extensive I/O we have accomplished our goal and are very excited about the resulting products. With 2 easily removable hard drives and a hot swappable, easily removable DVD-R/W this may be the first Industrial PC to mimic the features of a laptop while still offering serial ports and easy PCI expansion," continues Damato.
The ePC-Plus Series computers include 15" (ePC1550), XGA, 17" (ePC1750) SXGA, and a 19" (ePC1950) SXGA LCD version. All versions are standard with 100-240 VAC input power supplies, have NEMA 4/4x/12 panel mountable front panels, and are less than 4.125" deep when panel mounted. Stainless Steel front panels, Solid State non-rotating hard drives, High Reliability hard drives, and 24 Volt DC input power are available options for all three. The extensive I/O eliminates the need for several expansion slots for standard computer features while the two PCI slots provide a method for network, data acquisition, motion controller, and other industrial connections. I/O ports included on every unit include; two 10/100/1000 Ethernet, one RS-485/422/232, two RS-232, four USB 2.0, PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard, and even an external Video connection that supports dual display with extended desktop. With options up to an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz processor running at 800 MHz with 4 MB onboard CACHE the ePC-Plus Series provides enough processing power to run the most complex HMI and SCADA applications.
All sizes of the ePC-Plus Series will have UL and cUL 508, RoHS, and European CE approvals, making system integration a breeze for virtually any application. The ePC-Plus Series is worth investigating for your application, you will not be disappointed. For more information contact Nematron at email@example.com or visit them at www.nematron.com.
Nematron has produced heavy-duty, high reliability Industrial Automation Products for nearly 30 years. Nematron operates in North America from its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan and from their European office in England. Complete service and repair capabilities for current and legacy products are offered from their Ann Arbor Michigan location. For sales or technical support on any of their hardware or software products call (734) 214-2000 in North America and +44 23 9226 8080 in Europe. Additional information can be obtained by consulting www.nematron.com.