2018/11/13Africa、Asia、Europe、Japan、Middle East、North America、Oceania、Latin America
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CONTEC Co., Ltd. (listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Securities Code: 6639—hereinafter "CONTEC") has developed embedded PCs standard-equipped with whitelist security countermeasure software and designed for IoT edge computing. The new IoT Edge Controller (model: CPS-BXC200) from the CONPROSYS™ brand of industrial IoT products was released for sale on November 13, 2018.
Combination with I/O Modules
This new product (model: CPS-BXC200) is a completely fanless BOX Computer equipped with an Intel Atom® E3950 (Apollo Lake) processor and features an M.2 card as its boot device. This new product (model: CPS-BXC200) can be further expanded in terms of digital I/O, etc., through connections with one of the many available I/O modules for CONPROSYS™ series configurable types and can also be installed to 35 mm DIN rails.
This product uses steady-supply parts and employs CONTEC’s custom BIOS firmware, which enables support at the BIOS level to provide users with peace of mind.
The development of programs for I/O modules locally stacked to the CPS-BXC200 is performed using the Windows API function library (API-TOOL), enabling it to maintain compatibility with CONTEC’s wide array of PCI Express, PCI, and USB bus products which use this same library. Because of this, applications developed using a desktop computer and expansion card can be directly ported to target CPS-BXC200 devices and I/O modules, enabling even more efficient development to be performed.
This product is pre-installed with a 64-bit version of Windows 10 IoT Enterprise that supports four languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) as well as with McAfee whitelist (*1) antivirus software. The CPS-BXC200 already has all the equipment required for an Internet-connected device. (CPS-BXC200-W10M01P03)
This product is equipped with three Gigabit LAN ports. This makes it the optimal device for IoT gateway applications that alternate connections between different network layers such as between field busses and controllers within a factory and higher-order information system networks.
Development performed using a Windows PC and CONTEC’s wide array of expansion card products is made even more efficient thanks to the fact that applications can be directly ported to CPS-BXC200 devices and I/O modules in the execution environment. Stacking of up to eight I/O modules is possible (total current consumption of stack type devices shall be 3.3 A or less).
This product uses the E3950 low power consumption Intel® Atom™ processor platform in order to achieve low power consumption while still providing sufficient performance.
Stable operations of this product are possible in environments with a wide range of temperatures from -20 to 60°C.
This product has no heat dissipation slit and CPU fan, uses an SSD for storage, and has a completely spindleless design. This feature prevents dust and foreign materials from entering the system and greatly reduces the maintenance and inspection burden by reducing as much as possible the use of components that deteriorate with age.
*1: In this security countermeasure, the programs and codes whose execution is permitted are registered to a list in advance. The execution of all programs and codes not registered to this list is blocked. This is effective against attacks aimed at vulnerabilities prior to the release of countermeasures and corrected programs (zero-day attacks).
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