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Low-profile PC has wide operating range

Oct 8, 2010 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 4 views

Logic Supply announced a low-profile, fanless PC it says can withstand temperatures ranging from -40 to 158 deg. F. The PT-1ZB0 includes hard disk and CompactFlash storage, three RJ45-equipped serial ports, two gigabit Ethernet ports, plus both DVI-D and VGA video outputs, the company says.

Logic Supply touts its PT-1ZB0 as "ideal for industrial control, construction, manufacturing, and remote deployments." The device has an operating range from -40 to 158 deg. F (-40 to 70 deg. C), though an industrial SSD (solid state disk) must be employed to exploit this reliably, the company notes.

Logic Supply's PT-1ZB0
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According to Logic, the PT-1ZB0 (above) uses the processor that launched (at least) a thousand devices, the Atom N270, along with the inevitable 945GSE northbridge and ICH7M southbridge. Along with 1GB of wide-temperature DDR2 RAM (expandability not cited), the system includes a bay for a 2.5-inch hard disk drive, plus a front-accessible Type II CompactFlash slot, the company says.

As can be seen from the pictures, the PT-1ZB0 is no "box" PC, instead employing longer-lower-wider styling reminiscent of the 1964 Oldsmobile 98 once owned by this author. Instead of a hood ornament, though, its front panel includes two USB 2.0 ports, audio I/O (mic and line in), and the CompactFlash door.

The rear of the PT-1ZB0
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The PT-1ZB0's rear panel has DVI-I and VGA video outputs supporting resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, a line audio output, four additional USB 2.0 ports, and two gigabit Ethernet ports. There are also three serial ports, all employing RJ45 connectors, the company says.

According to Logic, the PT-1ZB0 has an internal PCI Express Mini Card slot. This is intended primarily for an optional wireless LAN card, and two different antennas (four-inch or eight-inch) are offered as options.

Logic says the PT-1ZB0 is operable on DC power ranging from 10 to 28 Volts, supplied by an external, 65-Watt AC adapter. The device runs Ubuntu Linux 10.04, Windows 7, and Windows XP, the company adds.

Features and specifications listed by Logic Supply for the PT-1ZB0 include:

  • Processor — 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • Chipset — 945GSE northbridge and ICH7M southbridge
  • Memory — 1GB of wide-temperature DDR2 RAM (expandability not cited)
  • Storage — 2.5-inch bay for SATA hard disk drive or SSD; Type II CompactFlash
  • Expansion — PCI Express Mini Card
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • VGA
    • DVI-I
    • 6 x USB 2.0 (2 front; 4 rear)
    • audio — mic and line in on front; line out on rear
  • Power requirements — 10~28VDC; 60W AC adapter
  • Operating range — -40 to 158 deg. F (-40 to 70 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 9.9 x 7.8 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight — 4.16 pounds (1.89kg)

Further information

According to Logic Supply, the PT-1ZB0 will be available at the end of this month for prices starting at approximately $750. More information may be found on the company's product page, here.

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