DSM Computer Unveils PicoBox Fanless Control Computer

With its small dimensions of only 180 x 180 x 55 mm, the PicoBox presented by DSM Computer for the first time at SPS/IPC/DRIVES in Hall 7, Booth 580, is the perfect fanless control computer for POS/POI and digital signature applications. The PicoBox augments DSM’s embedded systems product line with the high-performance NanoServers® and the scalable BookSize PCs for ultra-compact applications.

The PicoBox is currently available in two variants. The first variant is the PicoBox C2 (96M1611L) model based on the low-power Intel® Atom[tm] N270 processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz. The integrated Intel® 82945GSE chipset with the Southbridge ICH7M also operates very energy-efficiently. Together they consume only approximately 4.5 W. Despite the small power consumption, the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 VGA allows the PicoBox C2 to provide good graphic performance. A DVI output is provided as graphical interface.

DSM Computer PicoBox Fanless Control Computer for POS/POI and digital signatureThe second variant is PicoBox C1 (96M1610L) based on the AMD® Geode[tm] LX800 processor with 500 MHz and the AMD® CS5536 chip set with internal AMD® 2D VGA controller. In contrast to the PicoBox C2, the display is attached using a VGA interface.

Both PicoBox variants offer a dual-LAN interface ideal for use as a client in network applications. Whereas the PicoBox C2 provides GigaBit LAN (2x 1000 Base T) connections, C1 provides two 10/100 Base TX interfaces. If required, Wireless LAN 802.11b/g is also supported. Furthermore, in addition to four USB 2.0 ports, two serial outputs and a PS/2 connection (PicoBox C2) or four serial outputs (PicoBox C1) are available. For specific customers, a separate interface panel allows additional external interfaces to be made available.

The high-quality PicoBox housing has space for a 2.5 inch hard disk (Ultra DMA/33/66/100). A USB 2.0 interface allows the external connection of a floppy or a CD/DVD-ROM drive. The CF socket permits the data storage to a Compact Flash.

An external 100 to 240 V AC 45 W power pack, an optional external 8 to 30 V DC supply or a direct 12 V DC input supplies power to the extremely compact embedded system. The operating temperature range is specified as 0° to +50° C. DSM also provides a two year warranty for the CE-conform PicoBox.

About the DSM Computer AG
Since its establishment in 1981, DSM Computer AG as a provider of industry PCs and SBCs 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, medical engineering, renewable energy, robotics, POI/POS and measurement engineering.