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Rugged Panel Computer

17 January 2013

Fanless panel computer aimed at industrial automation, factory automation, smart building, utility and energy applications

New from AAEON the AHP-2176 is a 17” rugged panel computer designed for cost conscious system integrators and customers. The AHP-2176 is an addition to the AHP wide-temperature range (-20°C to 60°C) series, which comes in three sizes – 12.1, 15 and 17”. The entire AHP family has IP65 waterproof aluminium die cast front bezels for robust environments and incorporates power protection. These attributes make the AHP-2176 suitable for industrial automation, factory automation, smart building, utility and energy applications.

 The AHP-2176 is a 17” rugged HMI touch panel computer which employs an Intel Celeron 827E processor with built-in passive cooling. This fanless panel computer provides up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, two Gigabit Ethernet ports for speedy internet access, with a CompactFlash slot and a 2.5 SATA HDD interface for ample storage. In addition, the AHP-2176 features six USB2.0 ports, two COM ports, one PCIe Mini Card slot, one Line-out and one VGA connector. With a responsive 1280x1024 resistive touch screen and 350nits luminance, the AHP-2176 is user friendly with a vivid display.

"The AHP-2176 utilises an aluminium IP65 certified front bezel and offers waterproof, anti-shock and anti-vibration properties fit for rugged environments. Different from other panel PCs, the AHP series offers two easy to access front USB2.0 connectors and a set of menu buttons, all of which provide IP65 rated water protection. As a fanless panel computer, the AHP-2176 is able to offer increased longevity and requires less maintenance,” says Alan Chou, product manager of AAEON’s Panel Appliance and Automation Division.

Utilising advanced Over-voltage protection, Low-voltage protection, Reverse protection and Surge protection of 1000V DC, the AHP-2176 supports an input voltage of 9-30V DC and is designed for usage in places with an unstable power source.