Advantech launches new panel PCs

Advantech’s Industrial Automation Group (IAG) has released two new panel PCs – PPC-6150/6170. These 15” and 17” TFT LCD displays come with faster processors, RAID control and multiple expansion slots for increased functionality.

Both units come with the new 35W Intel 3rd Generation Core I processor. The chip is 20 percent quicker than the previous generation and supports 3D visual computing to improve the capabilities of the panel computer for software operation and multi-tasking.

They support RAID 0 and 1 providing real time backup of critical data. In the event of voltage spikes between the PPC and industrial devices the RS-232, 422 and 485 ports are isolated against such energy surges.