AXIOMTEK Announces PANEL1173-841 Core 2 Duo Industrial Panel PC

AXIOMTEK, a leading supplier of applied computing platforms for advanced communication, industrial and human machine interface applications, is pleased to introduce PANEL1173-841, a powerful 17″ industrial panel PC featuring excellent expansion ability with two PCI expansion slots. Powered by the Intel® Q965 Express chipset, the PANEL1173-841 supports an Intel® Core[tm] 2 Duo processor with up to 3GB of dual channel DDR2 system memory. The high performance industrial panel PC adopts a rugged industrial-grade front bezel, and is equipped with a 17″ SXGA TFT LCD with resolution up to 1280 x 1024 pixels. Its excellent ID and friendly user interface make it as a professional yet easy-to-use panel computer. Applications include factory automation, water treatment, and building automation.

AXIOMTEK PANEL1173-841 industrial panel PCThe PANEL1173-841 uses the Intel® Q965+ICH8 Express chipset and supports an Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor in the LGA775 package with a 533/667/800/1066 MHz FSB. Equipped with the dual core technology, the high performance industrial-grade panel computer enables users to simultaneously run demanding applications. The unique rugged plastic front bezel is NEMA 4 / IP65 compliant with the advantages of light weight, a high degree of hardness, good heat dissipation and anticorrosion ability to be designed to work in a wide range of heavy-duty industrial fields.

Featuring two PCI expansion slots, user can easily plug in standard half-size PCI cards for expansion and system integration, such as motion card, communication card and so on. The PANEL1173-841 also supports two SATA interfaces (2 x 3.5″ or 2 x 2.5″ HDD) for connection of mass storage devices. Moreover, the PANEL1173-841 features a built-in speaker for kiosk application to display multimedia content program, and also has an optional WLAN module and antenna for wireless connectivity.

“The PANEL1173-841 has a fashionable mechanism and industrial-grade front bezel which can avoid damage from chemical corrosion. To meet the demand of multimedia applications, the 17-inch industrial panel computer supports Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor and Windows® Vista, and is equipped with a built-in speaker, two PCI expansion slots, two IEEE1394a ports, and an optional WLAN module. This 17″ industrial panel PC is very suitable for kiosk and factory automation,” said Alex Hsueh, Product Manager of Applied Computing Platforms Business Unit.

Other I/O advantages include dual Gigabit Ethernet, three COM ports, four USB 2.0 ports, DVI-I connector, Line-out/Mic-in, two Firewire (IEEE 1394a), and two PS/2 ports. Mounting options include panel mount and rack mount. Moreover, this 17″ industrial panel PC can run the latest operating software including Windows® Vista, Windows® 2000, and Windows® XP.

This durable panel computer is RoHS Compliant and will be available in early September, 2008. For more product information and pricing, please contact our sales representative at

Main Features:

  • 17″ SXGA TFT LCD display
  • Superior Intel® Core[tm]2 Duo processor supported
  • Intel® Q965+ICH8 chipset supported
  • Supports 2 PCI expansion slots
  • Built-in speaker & optional WLAN module
  • Supports 3 COM ports, 4 USB 2.0 and 2 Gigabit LAN
  • Windows® Vista supported
  • Panel/Rack mounting ways

AXIOMTEK Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, AXIOMTEK has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions. AXIOMTEK was established since 1990. The company has 475 employees in headquarters and over 110 employees in subsidiaries including USA, China, Japan, and Europe. The company has appointed more than 60 distributor partners around the globe. AXIOMTEK offers IPC (Industrial PCs), ECP (Embedded Computing Platforms), PPC (Panel PCs), Medical Panel Computers, HMI (Human Machine Interface), DAC (Data Acquisition & Control Cards Solutions), and NA (Network Security Appliances) product lines with more than 400 items.