Mini-PCs offers more versions with 4G LTE and CAN bus support
Interfaces introduced to 40 system configurations by ICOP Technology include 4G LTE, CAN bus support, CF card slots and a classic printer interface. Another change to the EBox Box-PC series of mini-PCs is the introduction of higher performance DM&P Vortex86DX3 processors in addition to Vortex86DX2.
The compact systems measure 115 x 115 x 35mm. Interface and processor options extended the number of models available to 256. According to the company, these industrial-grade Mini-PCs can be used by OEMs and system integrators off-the-shelf, although customer-specific variants can be assembled.
The LTE interface means the systems now offer all the options for IoT connection and remote management functions. Target applications are where IoT connected control computers and IoT gateways based on x86 technology are required. These can be infotainment and digital signage as well as HMI in airplane and vehicle cockpits or in GUIs for professional fitness devices or pick and place displays in logistics environments. In retail, they can be used in card readers, cash systems or self-service terminals. They can also be used for home automation, access control systems, industrial control and medical applications.
The range of interfaces, including legacy I/Os, for example LPT or serial RS-232, RS-485 configurations, makes the systems suitable for connecting existing equipment to new IoT applications.
The fanless EBox-333x/ 336x Box-PC series can be obtained with the low power Vortex86DX2, 933MHz SoC or the more powerful Vortex86DX3 SoC processor, operating at 1.0GHz. All variants support one or 2Gbyte DDR2 or DDR3 RAM as well as PXE diskless boot. Standard interface options and one or two LAN ports are included, along with three USB, optional WiFi dongle support, SATA, SD and SDHC support. The cross bar switch of the Vortex86DX2 offers additional options including OEM motion control implementations.
The series is compatible with the desktop series of Microsoft Windows and Linux, and supports the Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact 7 series.
All variants are available now.