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RMT 1204

Fixed-mount rugged computer with 12-inch display
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The RMT 1204 is a compact fixed-mount computer for use in vehicles or stationary applications. It measures 12.0 x 9.3 x 2.4 inches and weighs about eight pounds. It is a sealed system whose exterior housing consists of two solid precision-milled powder-coated aluminum halves with integrated heat sinks. The 1204 comes with a 12.1-inch TFT display that provides a wide viewing angle and has a strong 400-nits backlight. For use in sunlight, an optional high-bright 1,000 nits display is available. The resistive touchscreen allows for simple operation via custom software applications. Manual dimmer control allows 0-100% brightness settings.

Since a fixed-mount computer may be subject to significant vibration, the interior is designed so that all boards are securely mounted with multiple screws, and that thre are no loose parts or wires that might get in contact with anything. Wide-range voltage input (9-36 VDC) allows operation in various types of vehicles.

The RMT 1204 is a very rugged device that's been track vehicle tested. Standard sealing is IP65, with IP67 sealing optionally available. The device can be operated in a very wide temperature range of -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Depending on the application, the RMT can be ordered with 1.0 or 1.4GHz Intel Pentium M processors, a 1.5GHz Intel Celeron M, or a 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo. Memory and disk conigurations will also depend on the choice of operating system. The 1204 can run Windows XP, the XP Tablet PC Edition, XP Embedded, Windows Vista, or Linux.

A bank of connectors is mounted along the bottom of the computer: two USB ports, two RS-232C serial connectors, IEEE1394 "Firewire", Ethernet, and two additional DB9 ports for keyboard and multimedia. Optionally available are video-out, a CAN bus jack and two extra serial ports.

Wireless communication can include Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate as well as WLAN, WiFi, GSM/GPRS/UMTS via the PC Card interface (there are two PC Card Type II connectors).

Added/changed Added 06/2008
Type Fixed mount rugged computer
OS Windows XP, XP Tablet, XP embedded, Vista, Linux
Processor Intel Pentium M, Celeron M, or Core Duo
CPU Speed 1.0/1.4/1.5/1.66GHz
Standard/Max RAM 256MB/2048MB
Disk/drive 40GB and up hard disks; 2GB and up Flash
Card slots 2 PC Card Type II (or 1 Type III)
Display type TFT 400 nits (1000 nits sunlight viewable option), 120 degree viewing angle
Display size/res 12.1-inch 800x600 SVGA
Graphics unknown
Digitizer/pens Optional high resolution resistive touchscreen
Keyboard/scale optional external
Housing Aluminum, powder-coated
Operating Temp -4 to 122 F
Sealing IP65 (IP67 optional)
Vibration 5-500Hz/4.5 g RMS 3 hours XYZ (non-rotating disks)
Size (WxHxD) 12.0 x 9.3 x 2.4
Weight 8.2 lbs
Power 9-36 VDC (110/220 VAC optional)
Interface 2 RS232, 2 USB 2.0, IEEE1394, RJ45, 2 DB9, optional: video out, 2 more serial, CAN bus
Wireless optional Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, WiFi, WLAN, GSM/GPRS/UMTS
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