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Industrial Box Thin Client BTC12

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

Rugged Design

Pepperl+Fuchs’ BTC12 industrial box thin client comes in a robust, enclosed IP4x housing. The compact, ruggedized aluminum housing can withstand the stress of challenging ambient conditions in process industries.
temperature range

Extended Temperature Range

With an extended temperature range of -20 to +60 °C and a fanless design, the BTC12 box thin client can be flexibly installed in extreme temperatures and stowed in cabinets, drawers, or containers.
Ultra HD optimized

Ultra HD

Pepperl+Fuchs has optimized the BTC12 for use with the latest screen technology. The new version comes with two DisplayPort interfaces that allow the use of Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz.
Monitoring with RM Shell 5

RM Shell 5

Pre-installed VisuNet RM Shell 5 firmware makes configuration and setup of box thin clients simple—the BTC12 can be up and running within a few minutes. RM Shell 5 is based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB.

Industrial Box Thin Clients for 24/7 Operation

Future-Proof Technology

The BTC12 comes with two DisplayPort interfaces that allow use of Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz. This ensures an optimal overview of your processes. A DP++ option allows users to connect HDMI monitors with a passive DisplayPort adapter. The well-known BTC01 even supports quad monitor installations and can display information on four Full HD screens.

Moreover, the BTC12 is 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

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 new BTC12 and the well-known BTC01 can handle the most demanding process applications. Due to its rugged design, the BTC12 offers users maximum installation flexibility.

Control Room with BTC

Installation Flexibility

Control Room
DIN Rail Mounting
VESA Mounting
Wall Mounting
BTC Desk Mounting



The BTC12 provides users with maximum installation flexibility and a variety of mounting options. With its rugged design and extended temperature range, it can be flexibly installed in the control room. Mount it on top of a desk, under a desk, or even store it in a drawer.

In addition to mounting the BTC12 right at your desk, there are several other options:

DIN Rail Mounting

You only need the BTC12 DIN rail kit, a screwdriver, four anchors, and four screws to mount the compact BTC12 on a standard DIN rail. The BTC12 can be easily mounted in an automation cabinet using the preinstalled drilling holes, threads, and pull-push system of the DIN mount rail adapter. 

VESA Mounting

Using a BTC12 VESA mount kit, you can install the box thin client to a monitor’s backplate. Simply use screws to mount the VESA bracket to the monitor. Drilling holes and threads are already installed for simple attachment of the VESA bracket. Mount the box thin client to the VESA bracket using the screws provided by Pepperl+Fuchs.

Wall Mounting

The compact BTC12 can be also mounted to a wall. Use the appropriate mounting screws to secure the box thin client's attached bracket. Make sure the wall can carry the load. 

Easy Configuration with RM Shell 5

To simplify configuration and setup of box thin clients, VisuNet RM Shell 5 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 IoT Enterprise LTSB, which includes long-term security updates by Microsoft. In addition, RM Shell 5 comes with integrated security mechanisms that give the system reliable protection from malware and viruses.

Complete Thin Client Solution

RM Shell 5 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 5

Configuration and setup within minutes
Based on Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB
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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