Press Release Summary:
Available with Intel Atom single-, dual-, or quad-core processors, Automation PC 2100 has no fans or other rotating components for maintenance-free operation. Unit includes 2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 interface. Fieldbus connections such as POWERLINK or CAN can be individually configured, and MLC-based CFast cards with 60 GB or more are available. With graphics engine that supports Full HD and DirectX 11, PC is suited for SCADA and other HMI systems.
Original Press Release:
High Power Packed in a Compact Housing
Automation PC 2100: Controller and PC in one
The new Automation PC 2100 from B&R unites the PC world with hard real-time applications. If needed, Automation Runtime and Windows can run at the same time thanks to powerful Intel Atom multi-core pro-cessing technology, allowing the Automation PC 2100 to be used simultaneously as a high-performance industrial controller as well as a PC for things like sophisticated HMI applications. And with such compact dimensions, it takes up hardly any space in the control cabinet at all.
Despite its ultra-compact housing, the Automation PC 2100 is a full-fledged PC system that represents a milestone in the performance capabilities of embedded systems – with a price/performance ratio that can't be beat. Available with single-, dual- or quad-core processors, the computing power of the Automation PC 2100 is fully scalable. At the upper range of performance, it even exceeds the performance of many Core i-series processors.
Regardless of the variant, the absence of fans or other rotating components means that no maintenance whatsoever is required. Other standard features include two gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 interface. Fieldbus connections such as POWERLINK or CAN can be individually con-figured, and compact MLC-based CFast cards with 60 GB or more are available to meet every memory need.
Maximum graphics performance
The graphics engine used by Intel Atom processors is derived from Core i technology and provides powerful processing all the way up to Full HD. This is also the first time that support for DirectX 11 is provided in this segment, opening up even more possibilities for enhanced graphic capabilities in SCADA and other HMI systems.
The Automation PC is barely larger than your hand yet still delivers maximum performance right where it's needed.
B&R company profile
As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.
B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 25 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally. For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com