Box PC’s docking connector creates medical and digital signage
The BoxPC Pro NPA-1904 is the latest product from Distec’s embedded portfolio. The embedded box PC is equipped with either one the i5-7300U or i3-7100U 7th generation Intel Core processors. The box PC has a docking connector which allows the control of external TFT displays with LVDS and backlight as well as two USB 2.0 interfaces.
The box PC is robust, offers high computing power and operates reliably, even in continuous operation, with 9.0 to 24V DC-in. It is suitable for industrial automation and industry 4.0 and can also be used in demanding environments, such as digital signage, medical technology and transportation.
It has an integrated watchdog times and a range of interfaces available. There is one DisplayPort with a resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two RS485 and two RS232 ports. Four USB 3.0 ports on the front and two USB 2.0 ports on the back are available for connecting external USB devices. Despite its slim design, the NPA-1904 has two DDR4-2133 memory sockets, each equipped with 4Gbyte. The defined operating temperature is 0 to 45 degrees C.
On request, Distec supplies the embedded Box PC with pre-installed Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2019 operating system. The OS has been specially designed for global industrial use and is equipped with special embedded features such as a write filter. To ensure cyber security, the box PC uses a TPM 2.0 chip on the hardware side for drive encryption.
Distec is a company of the Fortex Group, which operates globally and specialises in display technology and embedded computing for projects in all industries. The company, based in Germering near Munich with a plant in Hörselberg-Hainich close to Eisenach, develops, produces and markets a wide range of components, TFT displays, embedded boards, systems and services. From assemblies and kits to OEM products, the range is based on hardware and software developed by Distec in its own design centre in Germering.
Distec’s range of services includes customised developments and adaptations, product refinements – e.g. the VacuBond optical bonding – and assembly of monitor systems as well as the manufacture of finished products. A wide range of touch screens and the internal Touch Competence Centre enable individual touch solutions, including for difficult environmental conditions.