Robust and reliable with long-term availability – these are the distinguishing characteristics provided by B&R’s new box PC, the Automation PC 910. The newest third generation Intel® Core™ i technology is at the heart of this powerful industrial PC. Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 CPUs with up to four cores combined with the brand new QM77 Express chipset provide the highest level of industrial computer performance that is currently available. As with previous Automation PC models, the user is able to mix and match CPU performance with different sized main units as needed. For example a quadcore CPU can be used in a single-slot housing or a single core Celeron can be used in a five-slot housing. This gives users the freedom they need to achieve their own ideal price advantages.
All aspects of the PC infrastructure have been streamlined for maximum computing performance and optimal data throughput. The Automation PC 910 now has a serial ATA-based CFast card to replace the previously used CompactFlash. B&R has chosen the proven approach of combining compact, CFast-based removable media with standard PC solid-state drives and hard disks in their latest industrial PC. These devices are also well-equipped when it comes to interface options: two ports for Gigabit Ethernet, one serial and one modular serial port such as RS485 or CAN together with USB 3.0 ports round off the extensive capabilities of the Automation PC 910.
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