Industrial PC with integrated I/O from Acromag
Acromag introduces the I/O Server Industrial PC featuring an internal carrier card to interface with related plug-in I/O modules. Designed specifically to work together, the rugged, fanless box computer and more than 20 conduction-cooled I/O modules provide an integrated system for high-performance measurement and control projects.
Acromag introduces the I/O Server Industrial PC featuring an internal carrier card to interface with related plug-in I/O modules. Designed specifically to work together, the rugged, fanless box computer and more than 20 conduction-cooled I/O modules provide an integrated system for high-performance measurement and control projects. The first release in the I/O Server line, the Model IOS-7400, has 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 easy cable access. Advanced thermal technology removes heat without open vents or fans for operation from -30 °C to 75 °C. Units are resistant to shock (5g) and vibration (50g). The PC unit 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-in. PATA hard disk or solid-state drive is accommodated as a user-installed option. Pricing for the I/O Server PC starts at $2,195. IOS modules begin at $325 each.
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