Rugged computer for planes, trains, building equipment introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 22 Sept. 2013. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing h the BL50W maintenance-free box PC for wireless applications. Its compact, rugged structure is for a wide range of mobile environments including planes, trains, buses, construction, and agricultural machines.

Sep 22nd, 2013
Posted by John Keller
Posted by John Keller

BLUE BELL, Pa., 22 Sept. 2013. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing h the BL50W maintenance-free box PC for wireless applications. Its compact, rugged structure is for a wide range of mobile environments including planes, trains, buses, construction, and agricultural machines.

Equipped with four PCI Express Mini Card slots that control as many as eight SIM cards and a GPS interface, the BL50W can implement wireless functions such as WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE, and LTE. The rugged computer also offers user-specific I/O, nine antenna slots, and conduction cooling.

The box PC can operate as a content server or hot-spot server, and also can be used as a diagnostic interface or for fleet management as well as to implement vehicle-to-control center communications or for internet access in a train or airplane.

The BL50W is based on the T48N AMD Embedded G-Series accelerated processing unit (APU) with a core frequency of 1.4 GHz. The unit provides graphics via two DisplayPorts with HD resolution. If users need different graphics performance or power consumption, they can choose any Embedded G-Series APU.

In addition to two Gigabit Ethernet channels available on M12 connectors, the unit includes two USB 2.0 ports and five slots for serial I/O or CAN bus as well as universal inputs and relay outputs. 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, an SD card, and an mSATA slot provide data storage.

The design separates the CPU inside the BL50W from the interface board for adaption of the I/O according to user needs. The BL50W is designed for fanless operation in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

For more information contact MEN Micro online at www.menmicro.com.

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