Panel PCs feature integrated display.
July 27, 2005 -
Offered with full bandwidth of processors from 400 MHz Celeron to 1.6 GHz Pentium M, fanless Panel PCs are available as touch devices with 10.4 in. VGA, 12.1 in. SVGA, or 15 in. XGA TFT display. Units range from flat devices without PCI slot to expandable devices with 2 PCI slots. Integrated Compact Flash slot can be expanded with second Compact Flash slot or hard disk, and PCs with 2 PCI slots can be optionally equipped with slide-in-drive.
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B & R Industrial Automation Corp.
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA, 30076
Panel PC - B&R's NEW Industrial PC Generation
Panel PC - PC and Display in One Housing
The Panel PC combines an industrial PC and display in one unit. This variant is the first choice where installation of a PC and display is required, but the space is limited. Mechanical robustness was given special attention during the construction of the Panel PC.
Compact and Powerful
The new B&R Panel PC product line offers the full bandwidth of processors ranging from Celeron 400 MHz to Pentium M 1.6 GHz. Based on the latest technology the new industrial PC product line offered by B&R therefore gives our customers a wide variety of options with regards to the requirements of their application.
Panel PCs are available as touch devices with 10.4" VGA, 12.1" SVGA and 15" XGA TFT display. The housing is also a defining factor: from very flat devices without PCI slots to expandable devices with two PCI slots, the Panel PC can be optimized to meet the requirements of the application. Additionally, the Panel PC has an integrated Compact Flash slot, which can be expanded with a second Compact Flash slot or a hard disk. Additionally, the Panel PC with two PCI slots can be optionally equipped with a slide-in-drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM/CD-RW, hard disk or floppy disk drive).
Fan Less Operation! The Panel PC was designed consequently for operation without a fan. All components that need to be cooled, such as processor and chipset, are arranged so that heat is dissipated on the large heat sink on the back of the device.
Windows® XP embedded/professional
Windows® XP embedded is the modular variant of Windows® XP professional. It is the preferred Panel PC operating system with low memory requirements. In combination with the extremely robust Compact Flash, Windows® XP embedded allows use of the current most powerful Microsoft Desktop operating system, even in rough environmental conditions.
In addition to the known features from Windows® XP professional, Windows® XP embedded provides a write filter for individual memory partitions, further improving the reliability of the system. The use of individual partitions allows, for example, to booth partition to be protected. The PC system starts without problems, even after a power failure.
B&R offers preinstalled Compact Flash cards to make the transition to Windows® XP embedded as easy as possible. Windows® XP professional is available in three versions, English, German and Multilanguage.