Thin clients enable users to access virtualized applications and information from centralized servers. In modern process control, thin clients are a cornerstone of Industry 4.0 / Internet of Things (IoT) and DCS virtualization strategies. Commercial-grade thin clients do not function well in process control areas.
Pepperl+Fuchs offers industrial box thin clients that are tailored to industrial environments. They provide the latest technology inside compact, ruggedized aluminum housings that can withstand the stress of 24/7 operation in challenging ambient conditions. Engineered for extended longevity and reliability, industrial box thin clients from Pepperl+Fuchs feature fanless cooling with no moving parts and temperature ranges from -20 to +60 °C. Industrial box thin clients meet performance requirements for virtualized or web-based infrastructure and support centralized management software for thin client architectures.
Our thin clients are complemented by a range of industrial box PCs, which offer a flexible solution with outstanding cost-to-performance ratio. Equipped with 7th Generation Intel® Celeron and i5 (Kaby Lake) processors and extended RAM configurations, these box PCs are ideally suited for applications that require more computing power.
In all kind of industries, control rooms serve as central spaces to monitor and control processes and support engineers in production management. The BTC12, which is equipped with two display ports for two Ultra HD monitors, provides real time overviews of the processes at all times. With its rugged design and an extended temperature range, it can be flexibly installed in the control room—mount it on or under a desk, or even store it in a drawer. Learn more about the benefits of the BTC industrial box thin client in applications like this.
The BTC14 industrial box thin client comes in a durable, enclosed IP4x housing that can withstand the stress of challenging ambient conditions in process industries. Due to its rugged design, it offers the most installation flexibility. Designed for quad monitor installations, the BTC14 is equipped with four DisplayPort interfaces and can support up to four Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz.
The BTC12 industrial box thin client comes in a rugged, compact design. It is optimized for 24/7 operation and stands for high installation flexibility: Mount it on or under a desk, or even store it in a drawer. The BTC12 is is optimized for use with the latest screen technology: Two DisplayPort interfaces allow the use of Ultra HD monitors with 4K resolution at 60 Hz.
The Box PC 3200 series is based on the 7th Generation Intel® Celeron and i5 (Kaby Lake) embedded processor. It supports latest high-speed storage technology (M.2 NVMe 1.3) and extended RAM configurations with up to 16 GB DDR4. These industrial box PCs offer a great application flexibility and can be used as a stand-alone device, as a panel PC (when mounted on a Pepperl+Fuchs display unit) or as an HMI system (panel PC installed in a Pepperl+Fuchs enclosure).
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