EC: Stealth Ultra Compact Industrial PC
Hardware - industrial PCs: Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer), Stealth Ultra Compact Industrial PC. A small form factor PC featuring big processing power to run industrial, embedded and control applications. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) Honorable Mention.
The new Stealth ultra small form factor PC offers tremendous processing power in a tiny package that measures only 4.0-in. x 6.1-in. x 1.45-in. (102 mm x 155 mm x 37 mm) or about the size of a paperback novel.
Housed in a rugged aluminum enclosure the LPC-100 features a multitude of I/O connectivity built directly into its impressively small design such as; Gigabit LAN, 3-USB, 2-Serial, 1-DVI-I Video, Audio In/Out and 2-PS/2 ports. The LPC-100 supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and has a built-in 2.5 mobile hard drive with up to 500GB's of storage space for archived data.
Stealth's LittlePC products serve a demanding market where powerful solutions are being deployed in space-challenged applications around the world. Idea for Process and Discrete Control, Industrial Automation, Embedded Control, Thin-Clients, Human/Machine Interface applications.
Technological Advancement: Small form factor design allows for easy deployment into applications where previous computers would not fit. Powerful modern processors that can run complicated software applications such as HMI, Process and Embedded Control.
Market Impact: Easy deployment direct to machines, control panels, operator stations etc without the added expense of extra cabinets, enclosures and long cable runs.
Service to the Industry: A non-proprietary hardware solution that is compatible with today's hardware/software applications. Reduces cost of ownership and provides a great ROI.
Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer)
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