Press Release Summary:
Available in 4 screen sizes from 7-15 in., Micro Client IIA Panel PCs can serve as universal HMI for various visualization tasks. IP65-protected units feature resistive touch screen and support thin client concepts from RDP for Microsoft Windows-based servers to Linux-based open platforms with browser based Java clients. Fanless PCs offer 2 x 10/1000 Ethernet, 2 external USB 2.0 ports, and 1 x RS232 with optional RS422/RS485 and CAN bus interface.
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Kontron Micro Client IIA: The Intel® Atom(TM) Processor Based Panel PC Series
RSSFanless thin client Panel PC with four screen sizes from 7 to 15 inches
Eching/Nuremburg, Germany, November 24, 2009 - The completely fanless Kontron Micro Client II Panel PCs are now available with a 1.6 GHz Intel® Atom(TM) N270 processor in four screen sizes from 7 to 15 inches. They can serve as a universal HMI (Human Machine Interface) for various visualization tasks.
The IP65-protected Kontron Micro Client IIA Panel PCs with resistive touch screen are designed for the control and monitoring of equipment, machinery, and plants. They support all current thin client concepts from RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) for Microsoft Windows-based servers to Linux based open platforms with browser based Java clients. Operators benefit from such open concepts through the open and runtime license-free access to both centralized and decentralized (web) server applications. Kontron's latest panel PCs can also be used for several visualization tasks without requiring any application-specific software to be installed on the client. The Kontron Micro Clients IIA feature not only SATA and CompactFlash boot functionality, but can also be remotely booted via Ethernet. This facilitates the administration of the complete solution, since only the software on the respective industrial server, e.g., the Kontron KISS server, must be administered.
The Kontron Micro Client IIA Panel PCs also offer a comprehensive interface selection: 2 x 10/1000 Ethernet, 2 external USB 2.0 ports (plus additional USB port on the front for screen sizes from 10.4" to 15.0"), 1 x RS232 with optional RS422/RS485 and CAN bus interface, as well as additional field bus interfaces as an option. They also feature sophisticated embedded graphics for intuitive GUIs, as well as touch-beep for multimedia-oriented operating and monitoring applications including acoustic feedback. The fanless design enables silent operation, reduced maintenance costs, and lower total-cost-of-ownership due to the impressive MTBF of over 40,000 hours.
For versatile use, the front panel can be omitted, enabling the Kontron Micro Client IIA to be integrated into all custom specific housings including vandal-protected systems for public use. In this case, the OEM needs to integrate the optional touch screen functionality. With bolt or clip panel mount plus the optional VESA mount, the new Kontron Micro Clients IIA HMIs are easy to install. And thanks to their minimal installation depth (max. 50 mm for 15") placement is easy, even for existing applications. Shock and vibration resistance, thermal stability, and compliance with the strictest EMC standards are standard features of the Kontron Micro Clients IIA, as is long term availability of at least 5 years.
The CE-certified Kontron Micro Client IIA family is now available in EMEA and will be available in America and APAC in late Q1 2010. It supports for Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and Embedded Linux.
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