Arbor Solution is adding to its line of ARES extended-temperature box PCs with the introduction of the cableless ARES-530WT embedded controller. With a temperature range of -40 to 185 degrees F (85 degrees C), the new system is atypically rugged for its class. The modular-designed box may be mounted in a variety of ways, and is even light and compact enough to be DIN rail mountable. Power-efficiency is provided by either an Intel CeleronJ1900 2GHz or Intel Atom E3845 1.91GHz processor.
Arbor Solution will display its ARES-530WT box PC at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in booth #S-7198, September 28-30, 2015.
“Our new rugged ARES-530WT fanless embedded controller extends upper and lower temperature limits to new heights in this category,” stated Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. “It may be safely stored and used in areas reaching as high as 185 degrees, far surpassing competitors’ 158 degree limit, and as low as -40 degrees, making the Arbor Solution ARES-530WT the perfect solution for many more applications where temperature is a major concern.”
The Arbor Solution ARES-530WT embedded controller features over a dozen I/O connections. Included are: serial ports (one each DB9 male connectors for RS-232/422 and RS-422/485), USB ports (five USB2.0 and one USB3.0), LAN (two RJ-45 ports both delivering GbE), video ports (one each VGA and DVI-D connectors), expansion bus (half-size mini-card socket, and two mSATA sockets for SSD), audio (line out), and a reset button.
So many connections make the unit an ideal choice for kiosks – which rely on a large number of inputs (e.g., keypad, camera, microphone, scanners, and card readers) and outputs (e.g., displays, speakers, and indicators) – and multi-display signage applications. The system’s wide-temperature range capability and six USB connectors alone, make the ARES-530WT an exceptional choice for outdoor kiosks and for controlling systems located within harsh environments, such as on factory floors.
Adding to its versatility, the box may be mounted in a variety of ways, including attachments to DIN rails as well as inside NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) enclosures.
- Easy installation and maintenance
- Power-efficient Intel Celeron J1900 2GHz processor or Intel Atom E3845 1.91GHz processor
- Integrated Intel HD graphics
- Wide temperature range (-40 ~ 185 degrees F) allows it to be safely and confidently used and stored virtually anywhere from frigid to hot environments and anywhere in between
- Small box design allows easy replacing in the field
- Wide-range DC power input (9 ~ 36V) with 3-pin DC input terminal block
- DIN rail mounting kit includes quick release capability
- Designed to be compliant to ATEX Zone 2 directive (North American classification: ANSI/UL 12.12.01-2012 Class I Division 2 (gases))
- Vibration rating of 3G rms/5~500Hz
- Operational shock rating of 40G peak acceleration; 60G peak non-operating
- Constructed of cost-effective, lightweight aluminum alloy; total weight: 3.6 lbs.
- UL508 certified
- Support for the following operating systems: Windows Embedded 7, Windows 7 Professional, Windows Embedded Standard 8.0, Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro, and Windows 8.1 Professional. The Ares-530WT is upgradeable to Windows 10.
In addition to both indoor and outdoor kiosks and multi-display signage, the Arbor Solution ARES-530WT box PC makes an excellent solution for many applications including: data acquisition, the oil and gas industry, and virtually anywhere needing specific critical tasks, multi-core processing, and/or HD graphics.
Availability and Pricing
The Arbor Solution ARES-530WT extended temperature box PC is available from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The barebones Ares-530WT-J1900 model starts at $675.
Configuration to User Needs
For customers with unique controller requirements, Arbor Solution’s team of U.S.-based engineers can configure the ARES-530WT to meet specific needs, including operating system, hard drive and RAM memory size, and more. In addition, U.S. customers receive local application support from Arbor’s San Jose, CA location.