SBS Technologies, represented by Metromatics , has introduced the ‘PC7 rugged’, an all-in-one industrial computer, housed in a compact EMI-protected metal enclosure that is dust and water resistant.
The PC7 rugged is ideal for machine control, data acquisition and processing, communication and other embedded applications used in industries that expose electronics to harsh environmental conditions.
The enclosure is designed to be dustproof and withstand water from high pressure water jets, meaning the unit can be hosed down if necessary.
The PC7 rugged has been designed for applications where integrators need IP65 and NEMA compliant equipment. Testing is underway for both certifications.
The PC7 rugged is available in extended temperature versions for operating environments from -40°C to +50°C.
OEMs can purchase the PC7 rugged in various processor and memory configurations; it features either an Intel Pentium III 700MHz or Celeron 566MHz processor and up to 256MB of SDRAM.
It comes with a fully integrated power supply as well as four serial RS232 or RS422 I/O channels and five opto-isolated I/O lines, all protected against power surges.
The PC7 rugged offers an array of peripheral interfaces, including a video interface FastEthernet and a local hard drive or Flash drive. It also feature a PCI bus, two USB ports, a CANbus and three PC/104+ expansion slots to enable custom extensions such as Interbus-S, Profibus and Device-Net peripherals.
The PC7 rugged runs on the Embedded NT, Windows 2000/NT/XP, QNX, VxWorks or Linux operating systems.