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noax Panel P8

Compact industrial Panel PC with touch screen
(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.

The P8 Industrial PC is part of the noax Compact Series. It measures 9.2 x 7.3 x 3.9 inches and weighs just over 8 pounds. It is a completely sealed system designed to easily mount in machinery, switching panels, control panels, or anyplace where space is at a premium. The P8 has a tough aluminum enclosure and a daylight-readable 8.4" TFT display with integrated resistive analog touch panel and automatic brightness control. The touch screen allows for simple operation via custom software applications. The P8 uses a standard power supply; DC/DC converters can be used to allow for diverse power supply conditions.

Heavy-duty connector locks and the absence of failure-prone components protect the C8 industrial computer against mechanical stresses and environmental factors such as vibration, shock, dust or wetness. Sealing is either IP54 or IP65, depending on the connection cover used. A variety of mounting possibilities exist, all using standard VESA 75 standard mount brackets.

The noax-designed N7 motherboard (the same as used in the C8) uses an Intel Celeron 400 MHz processor, has on-board interfaces, optional WiFi, and a variety of expansion options such as PC/104+, low-profile PCI, or PC card slot that permit integration of various peripheral devices like transponders, chipcard readers or barcode scanners.

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.

Added/changed Added 12/2007
Type Compact industrial Panel PC with touch screen
OS Windows NT/2000/XP/XP embedded, Linux
Processor Intel Celeron
CPU Speed 400MHz
Standard/Max RAM 256MB/512MB
Disk/drive 60GB
Card slots 1 CF card, 1 mini-PCI (Standard PC cards can be fitted, too, by using a special PC card adapter for the low-profile PCI slot)
Display type Daylight-readable TFT 350 nits
Display size/res 8.4-inch 800x600
Graphics Intel 82815 (max 32MB)
Digitizer/pens Resistive analog touchscreen with optional protective foil
Keyboard/scale optional external
Housing Aluminum
Operating Temp 32 to 113 F
Sealing IP54 or IP65 depending on connection cover
Vibration DIN EN 60068-2-6
Size (WxHxD) 10.4 x 7.2 x 3.9
Weight 8.3 lbs
Power Standard 12V stabilized or standard grid
Interface 2 RS232, 2 USB 1.1, RJ45, video, PS/2
Wireless optional WiFi
List price Inquire
Contact www.noax.com
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