Kontron Debuts Panel-PC V Panel Express with Scaleable Multicore

Kontron introduced its new Panel-PC – Kontron V Panel Express equipped with Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo T2500 technology on a COM Express compliant, scaleable ETXexpress(R) Computer-On-Modules (COMs).

The brand new Kontron V Panel Express with embedded multi-core processor technology is ideal for running real time control, visualization (human machine interface) and other tasks – such as security protocols and firewalls for tele-services – simultaneously, whereas previously these applications had to be run on two or more dedicated systems. The Kontron V Panel Express is a tremendous cost-saver: OEMs now need only one IPC for multiple functions, each running on a separate core. Besides these brand new possibilities the Kontron V Panel Express is ideally suited for conventional high-end rugged computing applications such as industrial imaging including high-speed data transcoding and processing.

The innovative cooling concept allows for passive and fanless cooling at maximum processor performance. The display size is scalable from 12- to 17-inch.The front bezel is available in stainless steel and can be customized for an OEM specific look & feel.

The Kontron V Panel Express is a 100 percent industrial-grade HMI with a maximum RAM of 2 GBytes, and can be equipped with two CF Cards and up to two SATA hard drives. With a variety of interface options, such as two serial ports, five USB ports (1 x front and 4 x rear), 1x DVI-I, as well as two LAN 10/100/1000 Base-TX, the Kontron V Panel Express easily adapts to customer specific requirements. Two free PCI slots are available for expansion. Integrated watchdog and power management functions complete the package. The Kontron V Panel Express supports Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, as well as Linux and Embedded Linux.

The Kontron V Panel Express series are COM-based systems, compact, high performance human-machine interfaces for tough industrial demands. Optimal shock, vibration and temperature resistance, as well as resistance against environments with increased electromagnetic interference are standard. In addition, Kontron guarantees long-term availability of this in every part function approved system over the next five years, with all components in their original and functional identity and assembly.

Kontron will be present on the following trade shows:
embeddedworld 2007, Nuremberg, February 13th – 15th

About Kontron
A global leader in embedded computer technology and mobile rugged solutions, Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators, and application providers in the: automation, test and measurement, communications, medical, gaming and entertainment, military, aerospace, transportation, and energy markets. The company helps its customers considerably reduce their time-to-market and gain a competitive advantage with products including: high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single board computers, human-machine interfaces, and mobile rugged computers. Kontron employs more than 2,300 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol “KBC”. Kontron is a Premier member in the Intel(R) Communications Alliance which means earliest access to leading-edge Intel technologies and privileged engineering support.

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