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noax C15 Compact

Industrial PC with bright 15-inch touch panel
(by Kirk Linsky)

noax Technologies is a Germany-based developer and manufacturer of industrial touch panel PCs with offices in Europe and the United States. The company, which makes its own proprietary all-in-one motherboards, has many years of experience in the development and production of completely sealed industrial touch panel PCs without external fans. The panels are designed to be resistant to heat, cold, moisture, dust, vibration, shock, acids and detergents.

Though rather large, the C15 Industrial PC is part of the noax Compact Series. It measures 17.5 x 13.9 x 4.9 inches and weighs about 21 pounds. It is a completely sealed system that can be mounted in control panels or switching cabinets. The C15 has a tough aluminum/plastic enclosure and a large and very bright 15" XGA resolution TFT display with integrated resistive analog touch panel and automatic brightness control. The touch screen allows for simple operation via custom software applications. DC/DC converters are used to allow for diverse power supply conditions.

Heavy-duty connector locks and the absence of failure-prone components protect the C15 industrial computer against extreme mechanical stresses and environmental factors such as vibration, shock, dust or wetness. Sealing is either IP54 or IP65, depending on the connection cover used.

The C15 can be ordered with one of two noax-designed motherboards using either a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron M 723 or a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo SL9400 processor, has on-board interfaces, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, WWAN, GPS, and simple expandability through free standard slots that permit integration of various peripheral devices like transponders, chipcard readers or barcode scanners. Easy integration of various peripherals make the C15 with its roomy display suitable for use in many areas of industrial production and logistics that require more power and connectivity than the smaller C8 and C12 panels.

A special Micro-Controller is standard in all noax industrial PCs. It performs a variety of monitoring, controlling, and statistical tasks such as temperature control, backlight control, or counting operating hours, and it can be adapted to customer requirements. noax also uses a proprietary touch controller for automatic panel control and readjustment.

Specifications noax C15
Added/changed Added 12/2007, updated 10/2013
Type Compact industrial touch screen panel
OS Windows XP/XP embedded, 7, WES7, Linux
Processor Intel Celeron M 723 or Core 2 Duo SL9400
CPU Speed 1.2GHz, 1.86GHz
Standard/Max RAM 2GB/8GB (2 SO-DIMM sockets)
Disk/drive 250GB SATA 3 Gb/s HD or optional SSD
Card slots 2 x mini-PCIe, 2 x slots fr PCI/PCIe
Display type TFT
Display size/res 15-inch 1024 x 768 XGA (450 nits)
Graphics Intel GMA4500MHD
Digitizer/pens Resistive analog touchscreen
Keyboard/scale Optional external and virtual keyboard and programmable buttons
Housing Aluminum chassis, plastic front
Operating Temp 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
Sealing Front IP65, full panel up to IP65 depending on connection cover
Vibration DIN EN 60068-2-6
Size (WxHxD) 17.5 x 13.9 x 4.9 inches (444 x 354 x 124 mm)
Weight 21.2 lbs (9.6 kg)
Power 24VDC (18-30) or 100-240 VAC
Interface 2 x RS232, 7 x USB 2.0, parallel, 2 x RJ45, digital video
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 + EDR, GPS-enabled, WWAN (LTE, UMTS, HSPA+, GSM, GPRS, EDGE)
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Contact www.noax.com
Specsheet noax C15 spec sheet
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