B&R Panel PC Boasts Latest Intel Axiom Technology
At this month's Hannover Messe, B&R introduced its new Panel PC 2100, a full-fledged PC system whose high performance is concealed in an ultra-compact housing. The innovative design of this new system takes advantage of the latest Intel® Atom technology and represents a decisive advancement in the performance of embedded systems at an optimal price/performance ratio. Available with single-, dual- or quad-core processors, the computing power of the Panel PC 2100 is fully scalable. At the high range of performance, it's even possible to exceed the performance of Core i3 chips. Regardless of the variant, no fans or other rotating components means that no maintenance is required. Other standard features include two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces as well as one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 interface. Fieldbus technology such as POWERLINK or CAN can be individually configured through the use of interface modules, and compact MLC-based CFast cards up to 60 GB and more are available to meet every memory need. The graphics engine used in Intel Atom processors is derived from Core i technology and provides powerful processing all the way up to Full HD. This is also the first time that support for DirectX 11 is provided in this segment, opening up even more possibilities for enhanced graphic capabilities in SCADA and other HMI systems.