Compact box PC provides robust design with high performance

display Technology Ltd has released the new fanless and compact embedded BoxPC Pro NPA-1904 from DISTEC. The NPA-1904 has been created for industrial applications in demanding environments such as automation, medical applications and digital signage.

The PC is remarkably robust, provides high computing power and operates reliably even in continuous operation. It is supplied with a unique docking connector that facilitates control of an external TFT display with LVDS and backlight. It also provides two USB 2.0 interfaces by which the TFT can be equipped with a touchscreen and another USB device such as a webcam. The PC gets its high performance from either an i5-7300U or an i3-7100U Intel Core processor.

As well as the docking connector, the device provides a wide range of interfaces: one DisplayPort with a resolution of 4096×2304 pixels, two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two each RS485 and RS232. Four USB 3.0 ports on the front and two USB 2.0 ports on the back are offered for connecting external USB devices. Despite its slim design, the device has two DDR4-2133 memory sockets, each equipped with 4GB (8GB). With a defined operating temperature of 0C to 45C, the device is ideal for conventional industrial use and features an integrated watchdog timer.

On request, the device can be pre-installed with Windows 10 IoT LTSC 2019 operating system, which has been specifically designed for global industrial use and is equipped with special embedded features, including a write filter, among others. To ensure cybersecurity, the box PC uses a TPM 2.0 chip on the hardware side for drive encryption.