Industrial operations require hardware that is tougher, more powerful, and more flexible than other applications. Unfortunately, meeting those criteria can be pricey. But, that doesn’t have to be the case. When it comes to finding affordable means of running powerful computers in unforgiving environments, rugged systems are here to save the day.
The point of outdoor-rated computers is toughness. They can handle the rough and tumble environments that will be their home for years. The Axiomtek eBOX800-511-FL is a perfect example of an embedded PC that is tougher than the elements. The casing is IP67 rated. That’s the maximum rating for protection against dust, moisture, and complete submersion in water. These systems protect against massive shocks, high vibrations, and extreme temperatures. They operate in ambient air temperatures from -30° to 60°C. That’s more extreme than outdoor weather almost anywhere in the world. There’s little you could throw at a system like the eBOX800-511 that it would even notice.
It’s great to have a robust computer, but toughness can’t come at the cost of performance. These rugged PCs are designed for critical projects, and you can find one for every task. Consider the eBOX800-900-FL. Powered by Nvidia Jetson TX2, this is a rugged, efficient PC built for artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The Nvidia framework includes a Deep Learning Institute course, and it ensures that the processor has sufficient software support to explore new horizons within AI applications. With eMMC memory, Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe expansion, and wireless connectivity, it’s a computer suited for work hard, even in harsh settings.
No two jobs require the exact equipment. That’s why a precise system is invaluable for your project. The eBOX800-841-FL is an example of the power of customization. Powered by a quad-core Atom E3845, this computer offers options on connectivity, storage, and even power adaptations. You can go with HDD, SSD, or mSATA storage. You can choose from Wi-Fi, LTE, or other communication options. You can even select from AC and DC power options. With dual PCIe expansion slots, you can adapt this computer to the specific task at hand, and you can save money by ditching superfluous hardware in the process.
Rugged computers come in many shapes and sizes. The supporting hardware to help you optimize their use is even more abundant. If you want to explore your options and save time, call Westward Sales today. Our representatives understand networking and computing. They can streamline the process and get you exactly what you need in short order.