Atom(TM)-Powered Touch Panel PC offers total IP66 protection.

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Based on 45 nm Intel® Atom(TM) Z5xx processor and Intel System Controller Hub US15W, fanless and stand-alone Nano Client can serve as swivel arm-mounted or free-standing HMI as well as OEM shop floor terminal in harsh environments. It delivers performance up to 1.6 GHz and features up to 1,024 MB soldered RAM for support of Web-based visualization. Available with 10.4 or 15.0 in. TFT touch screen, HMI measures 2½ in. deep and offers multiple communication/connectivity options.

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Kontron Nano Client: Intel® Atom(TM) Processor Based Stand-Alone Touch Panel PC with All-Round IP66 Protection

Cost optimized HMI or shop floor client for harsh environments

Eching/Nuremberg, Germany, March 03, 2009 - At the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 12 / Booth 404), Kontron will unveil its new Nano Client family of cost optimized and all-round IP66 protected fanless stand-alone Touch Panel PCs based on the Intel® Atom(TM) processor for use as swivel arm mounted or free-standing HMIs (Human Machine Interface) or OEM shop floor terminals in harsh environments.

Based on the energy-saving embedded 45nm Intel® Atom(TM) Z5xx processor and Intel® System Controller Hub US15W, the first fanless Kontron Nano Client implements a simplified cooling concept for a cost optimized design in a fully sealed stainless steel housing with convenient VESA mounting. Plant operators can quickly and easily mount the slimline (only 63 mm or 2 ½ inches deep) and free-standing Kontron Nano Clients with either 10.4 inch or 15.0 inch TFT touch screen wherever they need them, even in the harshest environments where there is exposure to spray and aggressive air-borne particles.

The Kontron Nano Client is ideal for a wide range of rugged applications, for example as swivel arm mounted HMIs for CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines and industrial scales or as thin client terminals for OEM applications such as order processing and quality control, warehouse and storage and point-of-sale. OEMs in the food and beverage industry will also benefit from the fully-sealed, hygienic design of the Kontron Nano Client that enables easy cleaning with pressure washers.

Despite low energy requirements, the Kontron Nano Client offers impressive performance up to 1.6 GHz and up to 1024 MB of soldered RAM, which enables them to run sophisticated web-based visualization for improved operational safety and enhanced overall usability. The Kontron Nano Client offers all communication capabilities required for HMI or shop floor applications with 1 x Gigabit Ethernet, 1 x USB 2.0, an optional CAN bus interface and RS232 port. An optional SD-card or Compact Flash for data storage complete the rugged system design that has no rotating parts for excellent vibration and shock resistance. A 24 volt DC power supply rounds off the industrial grade feature set.

The new Kontron Nano Client family will be available in March. Certifications for NA will be finalized in Q2 with product availability for NA in Q3 2009. The Kontron Nano Clients support Windows, Windows XP Embedded and Embedded Linux as standard, along with numerous protocols, including http, XML and Remote Desktop Protocol.

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About Kontron

Kontron designs and manufactures embedded and communications standards-based, rugged COTS and custom solutions for OEMs, systems integrators, and application providers in a variety of markets. Kontron engineering and manufacturing facilities, located throughout Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific, work together with streamlined global sales and support services to help customers reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage. Kontron's diverse product portfolio includes: boards & mezzanines, Computer-on-Modules, HMIs & displays, systems & platforms, and rugged & custom capabilities. Kontron is a Premier member of the Intel® Embedded and Communications Alliance and has been a VDC Platinum Vendor for Embedded Computer Boards 5 years running. Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

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