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Rugged Embedded Controller Pushes Maximum Temperature Limit

Sept. 28, 2015
The Arbor Solution ARES-530WT embedded controller features over a dozen I/O connections, making the unit a good choice for kiosks.
Arbor Solution is adding to its line of ARES extended-temperature box PCs with the introduction of the cableless ARES-530WT embedded controller. With a temperature range of -40 to 185°F (85°C), the new system is atypically rugged for its class. The modular-designed box may be mounted in a variety of ways, and is even light and compact enough to be DIN rail-mountable. Power-efficiency is provided by either an Intel Celeron J1900 2GHz or Intel  Atom  E3845 1.91GHz processor.

The new controller will be on display at the Arbor Solution booth (#S-7198) this week at Pack Expo.

The Arbor Solution ARES-530WT embedded controller features over a dozen I/O connections. Included are: serial ports (one each DB9 male connectors for RS-232/422 and RS-422/485), USB ports (five USB2.0 and one USB3.0), LAN (two RJ-45 ports both delivering GbE), video ports (one each VGA and DVI-D connectors), expansion bus (half-size mini-card socket, and two mSATA sockets for SSD), audio (line out), and a reset button.

The many connections make the unit a good choice for kiosks—which rely on a large number of inputs (e.g., keypad, camera, microphone, scanners, and card readers) and outputs (e.g., displays, speakers, and indicators)—and multi-display signage applications. The system’s wide-temperature range capability and six USB connectors alone, make the ARES-530WT an exceptional choice for outdoor kiosks and for controlling systems located within harsh environments, such as on factory floors.

Adding to its versatility, the box may be mounted in a variety of ways, including attachments to DIN rails as well as inside NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) enclosures.

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