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Industrial Box Thin Clients

Complete Thin Client Solution from the Control Room Down to Hazardous Areas

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Rugged Design

Pepperl+Fuchs’ industrial box thin clients (BTCs) come in a durable, enclosed IP4x housing. The compact, ruggedized aluminum housing can withstand challenging ambient conditions in process industries. With an optional temperature range of -20 °C to +60 °C and a fanless design, the BTCs can be flexibly installed in extreme temperatures and stowed in cabinets, drawers, or containers.
Long-Term Availability

Long-Term Availability

Users of the industrial box thin clients will benefit from long-term availability of both hardware and software. Pepperl+Fuchs’ thin clients are based on industrial components that are available for a long period of time and ensure high reliability. The preinstalled VisuNet RM Shell firmware is based on Windows® 10 Enterprise LTSC, which includes long-term support by Microsoft.
Ultra HD optimized

Ultra HD

Pepperl+Fuchs has optimized the industrial box thin clients for use with the latest screen technology. The compact BTC12 is equipped with two DisplayPort™ interfaces, while the BTC14 comes with four DisplayPort interfaces that support up to four Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz. This ensures an optimal overview of your processes.
Monitoring with RM Shell 5

RM Shell

Pre-installed VisuNet RM Shell firmware simplifies configuration and setup of box thin clients—the BTC12 and BTC14 can be set up within minutes. Combined with the additional VisuNet Control Center software, users can efficiently and conveniently configure and manage all VisuNet thin clients.

BTC14—Made for Quad Monitor Installations

BTC12—Ideal for Dual Monitor Installations

Engineered for Reliability

Explosive atmospheres, harsh conditions, extreme temperatures—process industries pose unique challenges to people and technology. Pepperl+Fuchs’ industrial box thin clients are designed to deliver a reliable and rugged virtualization solution for the harsh conditions in industrial environments.

Engineered to withstand continuous exposure to high temperatures, shock, and vibration, the BTC14 and the well-known BTC12 can handle the most demanding process applications. The rugged BTC14 and BTC12 offer users the most installation flexibility.

Control Room with BTC

Rugged Design

No Overheating
Even in extreme temperatures, the industrial box thin clients are reliable. They feature passive cooling and multiple cooling fins prevent them from overheating.
In Freezing Cold
The rugged box thin clients even withstand freezing environments. They can operate in temperatures ranging from -20 °C to +60 °C.
Enclosed Housing
Due to their enclosed IP4x housings, the BTCs can withstand the challenging conditions in industrial control room environments, like those found in paper mills.
Secured Interfaces
All connectors can be mechanically secured so the box thin clients can withstand vibration.

Installation Flexibility

Control Room
DIN Rail Mounting
VESA Mounting
Wall Mounting
BTC Desk Mounting
Both the BTC12 (dual monitor installations) and BTC14 (quad monitor installations) provide users with a range of installation possibilities and a variety of mounting options. With their rugged design and extended temperature range, they can be installed in control rooms with challenging conditions. Mount them on top of a desk, under a desk, or store them in a drawer.

In addition to mounting the BTCs right at your desk, there are several other options.

Future-Proof Technology

The compact BTC12 comes with two DisplayPort™ interfaces that support Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz. With four DisplayPort interfaces, the latest BTC14 is designed for use in quad monitor installations. This gives you an optimal overview of your processes. An additional DP++ option allows users to connect HDMI monitors with a passive DisplayPort adapter. 

Moreover, the industrial box thin clients are equipped with modern interface technology:

  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet for network redundancy
  • Serial interface port to support legacy peripherals
  • 4 x USB ports for modern peripherals
  • Wide range 16 ... 28 V DC power input for office and industrial applications

Back of BTC12 and BTC14

Comparison of BTC14 and BTC12

Click on the appropriate BTC version to see its features.

  • BTC14 BTC14
  • BTC12 BTC12
Interfaces 4x DisplayPort; up to 4x 4K
Processor AMD Ryzen Embedded V1202B
RAM 4 GB DDR4 (Standard)
8 GB DDR4 (optional)
Housing Aluminum Chassis
IP Rating IP4x
Operating Temperature Industrial temperature grade: 0 ... 55 °C
(32 ... 131 °F)
Wide temperature grade: -20 ... 60 °C
(-4 ... 140 °F)
Mounting Option Desktop-, Wall-, Din-Rail-, VESA-Mounting
Mechanical Security All ports strain relieved and “lockable”
Cooling Method Passive cooling, heat dissipating housing
Certifications CE and FCC for Europe and US market access
Firmware RM Shell

Easy Configuration with RM Shell

To simplify configuration and setup of box thin clients, VisuNet RM Shell firmware is pre-installed and pre-configured for various control systems. This way, it is quick and easy to get BTCs up and running. The latest generation of RM Shell is based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise LTSC, which includes long-term security updates by Microsoft. In addition, RM Shell comes with integrated security mechanisms that give the system reliable protection from malware and viruses.

Complete Thin Client Solution

RM Shell firmware is available for every VisuNet device from Pepperl+Fuchs. It enables a complete thin client solution for process industries—from BTCs in the control room down to remote monitors in Zone 1/21. And with VisuNet Control Center software, plant operators can configure, monitor, and efficiently manage all devices from one central point.

Highlights of VisuNet RM Shell

Configuration and setup within minutes
Based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 Enterprise LTSC
Built-in security mechanisms for risk reduction
VisuNet Control Center software for efficient, centralized management
Available for every VisuNet device from Pepperl+Fuchs

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