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Rugged Box Computer Provides Dual Graphics Processing
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A rugged, maintenance-free box computer uses an AMD processor to unite low power consumption with excellent graphics performance. Designed for connecting two or more displays, the BC1 from Men Micro is suitable for applications that demand consistently high-quality graphics across multiple points, as found throughout the railway, mission-critical, mobile and avionics industries. Its modular construction enables users to configure the box computer to virtually any rugged application environment.
The unit comes equipped with two DisplayPorts, each offering a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The first port can optionally be configured for a USB connection to allow for touch functionality on the display, while the second port comes standard with a USB channel, versus an auxiliary one. The DisplayPorts, as well as all I/O, from the HD audio and Gigabit Ethernet ports to the USB 2.0 and SA-Adapter slots, are accessible via the front panel.
Internal interfaces include two PCI Express Mini Card slots with two SIM card slots for functions such as WIFI, WiMAX, GPS, HSDPA, EDGE, LTE and UMTS. The first Mini Card slot can also switch between the two SIM card slots, via the necessary antenna connection on the front panel.
The new box computer comes equipped with AMD’s integrated T52R Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which integrates the Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor and a 1.5 GHz single-core x86 CPU. Six other available AMD processors enable the BC1 to be custom tailored to a user’s needs.
Relative humidity for storage and operation is 95% non-condensing. The BC1 operates in altitudes from -984 feet to +9,842 feet and withstands shock to 50 m/s2 at 30 ms as well as functioning vibration of 1 m/s2 and lifetime vibration of 7.9 m/s2, both from 5 Hz to 150 Hz. The BC1’s power supply unit operates from 9V to 36V and can safely bridge the power supply for a few milliseconds in case of a power failure. Pricing for the BC1 is $1,665. Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.