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B&R Introduces Panel PC 2100

POSTED 11/17/2014

Maximum performance comes in small packages

B&R presents the Panel PC 2100 – with the latest Intel® Atom technology

The new Panel PC 2100 from B&R is a full-fledged PC system whose exceptional performance is concealed by its 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. And the price/performance ratio couldn't be more optimal.

Equipped with a PC module, which has the same dimensions as a Smart Display Link or DVI receiver, any 2nd generation Automation Panel can be turned into a full-fledged Panel PC – including completely closed panels mounted on a support arm.

Scalable and maintenance-free
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 CoreTM i3 chips. Regardless of the variant, no fans or other rotating components means that no maintenance whatsoever 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.

Optimal graphics performance
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.