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Arbor embedded PC provides control in oil and gas industries

Steve Rogerson
June 30, 2015
 
For use in harsh environments such as those in the oil and gas industries or within a modern factory, an extended temperature range box PC has been introduced by Taiwanese firm Arbor Technology, a provider of embedded computers.
 
The Ares-5300 programmable embedded controller has a fanless, cable free, modular design and is built around the Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core SoC processor. With protection from shock and vibration and an operating temperature of -30 to +60ËšC, the computer is designed for reliable operation under all conditions.
 
DC power input is from 9 to 36V, making it immune to power fluctuations. Other features include an mSata socket, outside-accessible CFast slot for faster control data, four external USB type A connectors, one internal USB type A connector for easy connection, and two RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
 
It is said to be easy to install and maintain. The Din rail mounting kit allows 90 degree rotation, leaving all IO ports easily accessible. In addition to its fanless, cableless and modularised design, the compact PC measures 70mm in depth and uses lightweight but strong aluminium alloy construction.
 
It meets international standards such as CE, FCC class A and UL 508.
 
Arbor Technology is a supplier of industrial, embedded, mobile, medical and extended temperature computing products. The portfolio includes rugged tablet PCs, medical bedside terminals, mobile clinical assistants, fanless PCs, embedded motherboards and industrial panel PCs. It can offer a range of COTS (commercially off the shelf) products for various industrial applications.
 
With a technical and engineering background, Arbor can design, manufacture and supply totally customised, bespoke products.