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Rugged box PC for mobile applications

21 March 2018 Computer/Embedded Technology

MEN's latest box PC, the BL51E, is equipped by default with an Intel Atom E3950 processor running at 1,6 GHz, and offers performance scalability through a variety of other dual-/quad-core processors from the Intel Atom E3900 series. With 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM memory, a backward-accessible SD card and a SATA HDD/SSD shuttle, as well as integrated eMMC memory, the computer has the necessary storage capacity for applications such as entertainment servers or video surveillance systems.

The BL51E is typically used in the transportation sector, such as on trains, buses or commercial vehicles, and can be used to provide wireless on-board functions like an Internet connection for passengers, or to localise the vehicle’s position. A variety of I/O functions and options smoothly connect the machine to the Internet of Things, with four PCI Express minicard slots, two micro SIM slots and dual SIM support provided. This provides maximum flexibility for implementing mobile service standards with up to 4G LTE or WLAN. There is also a GNSS interface for GPS or GLONASS.

Two Display Port interfaces with a maximum resolution of 4K, four Gigabit Ethernet ports (two of them with Power over Ethernet support), two USB 2.0 ports, a serial I/O port and a CAN bus interface complete the I/O functions. The complete system is designed for fanless operation in a temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. Thanks to the integrated 30 W/24 V d.c. wide-range power supply unit, the box PC complies with railway standard EN 50155 and with ISO 7637-2.



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