DSM Computer Launches Industrial BookSize PC Family

With compact dimensions of 300 x 219 x 90 mm, DSM Computer’s “B6″, “B2″ and “B1″ of the new BookSize PC family, suitable for use in industrial environments made a convincing debut at SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2007. The IPCs in book format are used principally in thin-client applications, e.g. in POS/POI stations (operator terminals), in data networks or as quietly-operating office servers. In contrast to desktop PCs, they offer maximum reliability and operational security coupled with guaranteed long-term availability.

DSM Computer B6 Industrial BookSize PCThe BookSize PCs based on Mini-ITX boards differ in processor power and the available interfaces. The palette ranges from the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo for high-end applications, includes the Intel(R) Pentium(R)/Celeron(R), down to the VIA-C7 processor as low-cost variant. For the connection of peripheral devices, a wide range of interfaces specific for each module is supported: USB 2.0, LAN, VGA, audio, keyboard/mouse, PS/2, and serial and parallel interfaces. Customer-specific adaptations can be realized using the two interface adapter plates located on the rear panel.

As standard, the BookSize PCs have a PCI slot. The most powerful model, the “B6″, also supports PCI Express. Depending on the mainboard, a 3.5 or 2.5 inch SATA or IDE hard disk can be installed. As an alternative, two CompactFlash memory modules can be integrated.

For the correct temperature in the computer, a regulated housing fan, and, depending on the CPU, an additional CPU fan, is provided. An integrated AC or 12 V (optional 24 V) DC power supply provides the power. If required, customer-specific adaptations can also be realized.

About the DSM Computer AG
Since its establishment in 1981, DSM Computer AG as a provider of industry PCs and slot-CPU engineering has always succeeded in responding flexibly to a constantly changing market. With both individually tailored solutions or product lines with standardized versions, DSM Computer AG offers qualitatively high-value computer technology for industrial applications, telecommunication systems, automation, and measurement engineering.