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Rugged shoebox PC likes it hot

Oct 2, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Axiomtek announced a fanless, industrial “shoebox” PC with four expansion slots and extended temperature support. The rugged IPC914-210-FL offers an Intel 945GME Express chipset, and supports Intel Core 2 Duo, Core Duo, and Celeron M CPUs, with up to 4GB DDR2 memory and dual gigabit Ethernet ports, says the company.

The IPC914-210-FL incorporates an Intel 945GME Express northbridge and ICH7M-DH southbridge, says Axiomtek. The computer supports Socket M processors, including Intel Celeron M, Core Duo, and Core 2 Duo CPUs with up to 2.33GHz clock speed and 6MB L2 cache, says Axiomtek. Dual 200-pin SODIMM sockets support up to 4GB DDR2 533/667MHz system memory, says the company.

Axiomtek IPC914-210-FL

For expansion, the IPC914-210-FL offers either four PCI slots, or two PCI slots, one PCI-Express (PCIe) x16 slot, and one PCIe x1 slot. The box also supplies a 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive (HDD), and dual gigabit Ethernet ports. Other I/O is comprised of two USB 2.0 ports, two COM ports, a VGA port, and a PS/2 keyboard and mouse port.

Two views of the Axiomtek IPC914-210-FL
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Encased in a "cold-rolled" aluminum extrusion steel housing, the 7.2 x 9.8 x 7.3-inch (182 x 248 x 185mm) shoebox PC can be wall-mounted, and is equipped with a 10V to 30VDC, 150 Watt power supply, says Axiomtek. The standard version supports 32 to 104 deg. F (0 to 40 deg. C) operating temperatures, and an extended temperature version extends the upper range to 113 deg. F (45 deg. C), says the company.


The IPC914-210-FL will be available in early November, says Axomtek, which did not list the price. The computer is said to support "various embedded operating systems," including Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows XP Embedded (XPE). Given the standard Intel x86 architecture, Linux is likely included in that list.

More information and a full datasheet may be found here.

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