The AFOLUX Gen III PanelPC family announced by The BVM Group has been designed to bring high-end computing capability and speed to compact, IP65 sealed rugged units, which can be embedded in other equipment to provide an advanced HMI.
First of these to be released is the AFL3-W07A-BT, which features a 7 inch HD 1024 x 600 projective capacitance screen supporting multi-touch functionality and offering landscape and portrait screen modes. A very slim 2mm front bezel gives maximum screen visibility; the overall size of the stylish unit is 190 x 127 x 39mm. Based on the dual core Intel Celeron N2807 2.16 GHz processor with up to 4GB of RAM, its low power consumption ensures fanless operation without any danger of overheating, even during extended use. Windows 7 Embedded and Windows 8 OS are supported. Typical applications include factory interface, home automation controller, digital signage and stock control and picking in warehouses.
HD graphics in provided by the latest 7th Generation Intel GPU with burst technology, which supports all major 3D graphics formats and offers video encode/decode hardware acceleration for H.264, MPEG2, MVC, VC-1, VMV9 and VP8 formats. HD audio is provided by the Realtec ALC892 Codec that simultaneously supports 7.1 channel sound playback plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming). 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN and two Gigabit Ethernet ports come as standard; two USB3.0 and RS-232 ports are provided. Mass storage is through an internal mSATA slot. Power requirement is 9 – 30 VDC and the unit can be wall, panel, stand or VESA mounted.