ICP Electronics has released a 15" LCD 10-slot industrial computer, the WS-855a. The computer is equipped with a touch pad on the front panel for ease of control in industrial applications where a mouse is not necessary.
The WS-855a is a compact computer featuring a 15" high-resolution LCD (1024 x 768) display, stainless steel chassis, a range of optional power supplies, front LCD on/off switch and an optional 10-slot backplane.
This workstation has been designed to meet the needs of harsh industrial environments.
A USB port, PS/2 connector and power switch are located on the front panel for ease of accessibility and can be locked behind a door to protect the system against unauthorised use.
In addition, the computer features a membrane keypad (including full numerical, A~Z, control keys and F1~F10 function keys), anti-vibration card clamp and an optional resistive or capacitive touch screen (via an RS232 interface).
The WS-855a supports one 5.25" CD-ROM, one 3.5" FDD and one 3.5" HDD drive bays. The unit is 8U high and rack/panel-mountable.