Quiet industrial computers

Advantech offers new platforms that reduce noise and manage temperature.


Advantech, a global embedded computing provider, has released its Quiet Industrial Computer line with a full range of selections featuring acoustic and thermal optimization. The Advantech smart fan adjusts rotation speed while addressing both cooling and noise issues. Complying with the ISO 7779 standard, noise level is controlled down to as low as 35 dBA. The new family supports the latest in computing technology, Intel 2nd generation Core i7 processors and DDR3 memory modules, along with two form factors, 4U rack-mount enclosure, and compact wall-mount enclosure. 

In the past, industrial computers were placed in manufacturing sites or outdoors–environments fairly tolerant of noise. However, as industrial computer applications have become more and more diverse, these computers are also being used in indoor environments more sensitive to noise, such as in network communications, POS, medical systems, or systems that are placed in offices, including measuring instruments, flight safety consoles, etc. Accordingly, Advantech is introducing its Intelligent IPCs, Quiet Industrial Computers. ISO 7779 is the test specification Advantech is currently using, and the system idle noise level is controlled down to as low as 35 dBA.

Both form factors support Advantech industrial-grade ATX and MicroATX motherboards, the AIMB-781, AIMB-767, and AIMB-581 series.

Advantech offers new platforms that reduce noise and manage temperature.

• Quiet 4U chassis with dual SAS/SATA HDD trays
• Supports either an ATX motherboard or a PICMG backplane with up to 15 slots
• Provides Advantech low noise solution
• Supports dual SAS/SATA HDD trays for data monitoring applications
• LED indicators and alarm notification for network connection and system fault detection
• Lockable front door prevents unauthorized access

Advantech offers new platforms that reduce noise and manage temperature.

• Quiet wallmount chassis ready for ATX motherboards
• Provides Advantech low noise solution
• Shock-resistant drive bay designed to hold two 5.25” and two 3.5” disk drives
• LED indicators for fault detection and alarm notification
• Easy-to-maintain air filters


Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

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