Application-ready platform in a fanless aluminum case for rugged designs
Eching, Germany, November 17, 2011 – Kontron today announced the new Kontron embedded Box-PC MICROSPACE® MPC-pONE, an application-ready platform for cost-sensitive applications that demand a robust design and unmatched availability. The extremely compact, fanless Box-PC is based on the long-life Intel® Atom™ Z5xx processors and the Intel® USW15W Controller Hub. With the completely sealed aluminum housing, operation can be carried out maintenance-free for more than 11 years in 24/7 operation (MTBF > 100,000 hours). The Kontron embedded Box-PC MICROSPACE® MPC-pONE delivers many advantages to OEMs who require an application-ready solution for limited spaces, low power and overall cost effectiveness.
The fanless Kontron embedded Box-PC MICROSPACE® MPC-pONE is scalable from the Intel® Atom™ Z510 processor with 1.1 GHz up to the Z530 with 1.6 GHz and provides up to 2 GByte system memory. It comes in a small footprint of only 122 mm x 99 mm which is smaller than a CD cover and can be deployed in a range of space constrained applications. The optional mounting kit enables top-hat rail mounting. Even with its low profile construction height of only 53 mm, it offers all the standard PC interfaces: Video signals with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080 are transmitted via the integrated DVI connector. For data transfer, a Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) is available. External peripherals can be connected via the two USB 2.0 ports on the front and at the back. A TPM takes care of data security. The robust fanless aluminum housing also has enough space to integrate an optional 500 GB 2.5" hard disk or 40 GB SSD for maintenance-free designs. Alternatively, the system can be booted via the integrated MicroSD slot, so system designs without moving parts can be created that are shock- and vibration-proof.
Another advantage for OEMs is that the new Box-PC is available as an off-the-shelf application-ready platform and can be ordered as a pre-configured platform including OS licenses and with customer-specific designs modifications. This results in an optimized supply chain and saves valuable resources. Possible application scenarios are in industrial automation, or as a kiosk or POS/POI system and in customer or information terminals. The Kontron embedded Box-PC MICROSPACE® MPC-pONE is available now.
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