A computer-on-module (COM) is a type of single-board computer (SBC), a subtype of an embedded computer system. An extension of the concept of system on chip (SoC) and system in package (SiP), COM lies between a full-up computer and a microcontroller in nature.
Industrial grade or embedded PC systems are designed for use in environments where consumer/commercial grade PC Systems are not suitable for the application at hand.
A rugged computer, or ruggedized PC is a computer specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh usage environments and conditions, such as extreme temperatures, strong vibrations and wet or dusty conditions.
Anyone involved with industrial systems will have heard or used the term ‘IP rating’, we explain what the term means and how it affects selecting the right product.
The Pico-ITX industrial computing platform provides a solution in a 100mm by 72mm foot print. This makes it ideally suited to space-limited applications were diverse I/O requirements are still a requirement.
The main advantage of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is delivery of data AND power over one Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet cable
Embedded Computers (sometimes known as ‘Embedded Systems) are purpose-built computing platforms designed for a specific task or fixed functionality – where at every re-boot, a fixed environment is activated. These are not your typical desktop or tower computers that we are used to using at home or in the office.
I have a laptop, why would I need a portable computer? We often see examples of field-based test or surveillance equipment based on a laptop computer. If the application is in a reasonably benign environment and there aren’t too many external real-world connections the laptop or tablet can be a good solution.
Kiosk printers can take many forms but they all have one thing in common; being are hidden away inside a machine. One reason there are so many different kiosk printers on the market is that the applications for them are so diverse.
Printed receipts and documents are all around us in our everyday lives. BVM provides all types of thermal printers, including printer mechanisms , Panel Printers and Kiosk Printers to build into your product, Receipt Printers for retail applications, Label Printers, and Battery Powered Portable and Vehicle-powered mobile printers for printing up to A4-width on the move.