This fanless board uses an ultra-low-power onboard Intel Celeron processor at 650 MHz. It uses up to 348 mb of SDRAM, optional rear I/O support, battery backup RAM, and two onboard CompactFlash sockets. It also comes with a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, watchdog timer, a DVI-I interface, a PCI-to-PCI bridge drivers up to seven masters, battery-backup 512k RAM, two RS-232/422/485 ports, timer IRQ, and a 2.5-inch hard drive tray. It supports AC-97 audio, line-in, line-out and MCI-in. Prices start at $1,450. Advantech Corp. Industrial Automation Grouphttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-609
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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