High performance industrial PC with 13 slot backplane

10 June 2008

Eurotech Ltd’s new APCx-4 rackmount 4U 19” industrial PC provides advanced Intel processing power coupled to a 12 slot PICMG 1.3 expansion backplane.

With a heavy duty 1.2mm mild steel chassis, extensive configuration flexibility and legacy I/O support, the APCx-4 is ideal for a wide range of telecoms, industrial and transportation applications.

The APCx-4 accommodates a mix of PCI and PCI-Express x16 and PCI-Express x1 boards, allowing easy expansion or upgrade of existing control systems. Core 2 Duo, Pentium 4 and Celeron processors are all supported, with DDR2 667MHz memory up to 4GB can be installed. The APCx-4 can run Windows Vista, Windows XP Pro and Windows 2003. Performance can be enhanced further by the use of special 64-bit edition of Vista or Windows XP Pro coupled with the flagship Core 2 Duo processor. Linux Fedora Core 7 is also supported.

Large capacity highly reliable data storage can be set up using an optional internal SATA RAID chassis, while less demanding applications can be fulfilled with a SATA drive to 750GB capacity. The internal processor board’s integrated Intel Q965 embedded Graphics Media Adapter 3000 is a fourth generation Intel graphics controller supporting DirectX 9.0, Shader model 2.0 and 256MB of video memory. An analogue VGA output with up to QXGA resolution is provided. An optional high performance PCI Express x16 graphics board is available for high-end intensive graphics applications. A 460W ATX AC power supply is standard, with a dual redundant AC configuration option. Mobile and remote installations are catered for with 24VDC and 48VDC power supply options.

The APCx-4 chassis provides two USB 2.0 ports on its front panel and audio connectors, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two further USB 2.0 ports at the rear. Internal USB, serial and LPT I/O are available for breaking out as required. The APCx-4 is CE, FCC and RoHS compliant. It is part of Eurotech Ltd’s industrial PC family comprising 4U systems and 1U systems for compact, powerful processing solutions.

Eurotech design and manufacture a range of innovative Embedded Single Board computers, Application Ready Platforms and Configurable Systems for customers who operate within the Transportation, Communications, Defence, Security, and Industrial engineering industries.

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