VIA Pico-ITX in new industrial control PCs
In first industrial design win for the Pico-ITX form factor, DeLock chooses it for use in its industrial control PC.
The VIA EPIA PX10000 Pico-ITX board win for the Pico-ITX form factor , said Daniel Wu, vice president of VIA Embedded Platform Division.
“DeLock has really made the most of the small size and low power requirements of the processor platform, and has set the standard for the system design in the industrial PC sector,” said Wu. low power draw of VIA Pico-ITX with its VIA C7 processor, requiring a 15 W power supply.
Industrial PCs span functionalities and are used in applications including computerized automation, gateway solutions, remote service and monitoring, facility management, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, data management, and multimedia applications.
VIA Technologies, Inc. is a developer of embedded silicon and platform technologies. DeLock is a subsidiary of German embedded developer and distributor Tragant Handels und Beteiligungs GmbH. According to product manager Detlef Kleemann, “The tiny size of the VIA Pico-ITX board has enabled us to develop an exceptionally compact device with full PC performance, multimedia and security features. Industrial PCs need to be rugged, extremely reliable, and generate very little heat, especially in such compact settings, and the DeLock DL-18HD comfortably meets all those demands.”
— Edited Renee Robbins, senior editor
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