Logic Supply Showcases Its First Ubuntu Rugged Panel Industrial PC
Logic Supply is one of the leading players in the manufacture and distribution of rugged devices with their latest entry being a rugged industrial panel computer that runs Ubuntu Linux. The device is not the first of its kind from the company but it is the first to run on Canonical’s Linux-based operating system, and is tagged with the UPC-V315-QM77 name and sports a 15-inch display. Being an industrial oriented device means it is built tough and has an IP65 rating (dust and fluid resistant).
With elegance in appearance, not a priority, the panel PC features no vents and, therefore, no fans meaning it is engineered to withstand some of the challenging environments faced by industrial workers.
The device is designed and engineered by Taiwanese hardware specialist and thanks to the all metal frame, easily programmable physical buttons and water resistant touchscreen, the device is ideal for many HMI (Human Machine Interface) task like access control, inventory management and industrial automation.
The UPC-V315-QM77 industrial panel computer is a fully configurable PC, meaning you can switch between hardware to fit your needs. It supports three ranges of Intel processors the Celeron, i3 and i7 and a range of storage drives of up to 2TB. The device can also be fitted with 2GB of DDR3 SO-DIMM (non-ECC) RAMs and comes with 2MP front facing camera.
The display is a 5-wire 15-inch touch screen which response flawlessly even with gloves on with a brightness of 400cd/ms and a contrast ratio of 700:1, also featured on the front panel are ten programmable buttons which you can use to quickly access frequently used task.
Featured on the back are multiple ports for different functions, there are three RS-232(RJ-45) one RS-422/485 (RJ-45), two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0, a single reset button, one audio jack (line out and mic), VGA, HDMI, AT/ATC mode switch, one CAN-bus and two Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectors.
The rugged panel PC comes with an inbuilt dual WiFi band of 802.11a/b/g/n with operating temperatures being between 20 degrees celsius to 60*C.