Schneider Electric's Magelis Smart+ iPC is the first industrial PC with Microsoft Windows XP Pro
that does not require maintenance or contain any rotating parts (no hard disk
or fan). It also offers all of the openness associated with Windows XPPro.
The Type 4X (IP65) touch screen shares the same 15 inch dimensions as the rest
of the Magelis range. With its Intel Celeron M 1 GHz processor, 1 Gbyte of RAM,
and two Ethernet ports, Magelis Smart+ iPC offers great performance and
features a solid state drive (SSD) with Windows XP Pro.
The industrially rugged Magelis Smart+ iPC has been certified to demanding
standards (UL 508 for industrial control equipment, UL and ATEX for hazardous
locations, marine). It supports Vijeo Designer HMI applications (demonstration
version can be expanded to unlimited version), as well as Vijeo Citect SCADA
With a sealed touch screen, keyboard and
pointer options, compact dimensions and choice of dc or ac power supply, users
are able to easily integrate the product into a wide variety of control systems.
Schneider Electric has created the open design that utilizes the Windows
operating system for software applications support, and dual Ethernet ports,
including high-speed ports for exceptional connectivity.
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