Ruggedized ATX PC suits harsh environments.

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Model ATXpc-1 is offered with Celeron or Intel Pentium III processor, socket-370 PICMG SBC, and externally accessible optical drive. Enclosed in machined aluminum chassis, unit features shock-mounted hard drives, shock absorbing bumpers, and dual intake cooling fans. I/O connections include: 4 USB; 1 PS/2 keyboard; 1 PS/2 mouse: 1 serial RS-232/422/485, 16C550 UARTS; 1 parallel multi-mode; and 2 firewire, IEEE-1394. Operating temperature is 0 to 50°C.



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I & E's Rugged, ATX Form Factor PC Shrinks Size & Cost of Industrial PC Systems


Sparta, NJ, October 24, 2002...Instruments and Equipment Co. (I & E), a recognized leader in hardware and components for original equipment manufacturers, point-of-sale, kiosk and information technology markets, today announced the availability of the ruggedized ATXpc-1. Providing all the power and expansion capability of a desktop, and loaded with I/O and communication ports, this new form factor ATX PC measures only 12.7" x 10.6" W x 2.95". The computer, enclosed in a machined aluminum chassis and featuring shock-mounted hard drives, shock absorbing bumpers, and dual intake cooling fans, is uniquely adept for employment in varied industries when harsh environments preclude the use of conventional laptops or notebooks.

Built to power processor and memory-intensive applications when budgets and space are restricted, I & E's ATXpc-1 is suited for a wide range of manufacturing, distribution, and medical setting. Among its most common applications are factory monitoring, automation, along with network and communications testing. Moreover, the PC may be utilized where portable servers and workstations are employed, and in field data acquisition, exploration, military base and field operations, new product demonstrations, digital signs, video and audio editing, as well as bedside patient care.

The full-featured ATXpc-l is offered with a Celeron or Intel Pentium III processor, socket-370 PICMG SBC, and is configured standard with an externally accessible slim type optical drive for CD-ROM/CD-RW or DVD/CD-RW, and floppy drive. The robust computer's I/O connections include: 4 USB; 1 PS/2 keyboard; 1 PS/2 mouse: 1 serial RS-232/422/485, 16C550 UARTS; 1 parallel multi-mode; and 2 firewire, IEEE-1394. Moreover, it is shipped with an Ethernet port for 10/100 LAN controller. RJ-45 connector; an IEEE 1394 interface; ports for audio in/out, and S-Video. LED indicators, for easy system status monitoring, are also featured. Unit's operating temperature range is 0°C to 50°C.

For a customized, comprehensive industrial computer system, the ATXpc-1 may be ordered with such peripherals as a NEMA 4/12 compliant keyboard, active matrix 15" TFT LCD flat-panel touchscreen, and sealed mouse. The unit is 100% PC compatible and therefore supports all popular business and industrial control software packages including MS-Windows 98/2000/NT/XP, Linux, etc.

Pricing for I & E's ATXpc-l ranges from $800.00 to $1,600.00. Delivery is 4 weeks ARO.

About Instruments & Equipment Company

Founded in 1977, Instruments & Equipment Company, commonly referred to as "I & E", is a premier global provider of hardware and component solutions to the industrial OEM, information technology, PC-based point-of-sale, and kiosk markets. The company's principal full lines include printer mechanisms, touchpad modules, fingerprint security products, keyboards, keypads, buzzers and transducers, image and laser scanners, and open-frame monitors and touchscreens. Their products are currently installed in over 100,000 industrial automation and instrumentation, medical, parking, transportation and logistics, retail, gaming, ticketing, hospitality, time and attendance, and auto-id systems. E & I is headquartered in Sparta, NJ.

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