I/O Server Industrial PC
Feb 16, 2010
I/O Server Industrial PCThe I/O Server Industrial PC features an internal carrier card to interface a wide selection of related plug-in I/O modules. Designed specifically to work together, this combination of a rugged, fanless box computer and conduction-cooled I/O modules provides an integrated system for high-performance measurement and control projects. The first release in the I/O Server line, the Model IOS-7400, is equipped with an Intel Atom CPU and interface connections for peripherals and network devices. Users can insert up to four mezzanine IOS modules, in any mix, onto the slide-out carrier card to perform A/D, D/A, discrete monitoring/control, counter/timer, serial communication, and FPGA computing functions. The interface for up to 192 channels of field I/O is handled through four high-density connectors on the front panel for clean, easy cable access. Advanced thermal technology removes heat without open vents or fans for dependable operation from -30 to 75°C. Pricing for the I/O Server PC starts at $2195 while the twenty-plus IOS modules begin at $325 each. Manufacturers will find the I/O Server package well-suited to machine control and factory automation applications. Military and homeland security system developers will appreciate the unit's integrity and high performance. The compact, rugged design will work well as a mobile server and in transportation projects such as rail or trucking. Wide operating temperature capabilities also make the I/O Server a preferred solution for outdoor signage and display systems. Additionally, the flexible I/O configurations with easily interchangeable I/O modules should appeal to scientists and technicians working on continually evolving research, simulation, data acquisition, and test & measurement projects. The IOS-7400 PC unit features an embedded Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU with 1GB of DDR2 RAM that runs on Windows Embedded Standard or Linux. Standard interfaces include VGA graphics, two Ethernet ports, two serial ports, four USB ports, a CompactFlash slot, and audio input/output jacks. An internal 2.5” PATA hard disk or solid-state drive is accommodated as a user-installed option.
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