New marine systems with iRIS remote monitoring and control

BVM announce three new products for the marine market, 19 and 24 inch PanelPCs and the SBOX-100  embedded system. They are primarily designed for applications on ships’ bridges for navigation and communications and in control rooms for propulsion control, ship automation and machinery control and monitoring systems. The units are equally suitable for other industrial and transport applications where high performance computing, extensive I/O and touchscreen control are required in IP66 sealed fanless operation units.

The PanelPCs and embedded system support iRIS, Independent Remote Monitoring and Control, an IPMI compatible interface. This provides a powerful software suite enabling the control and management of physically remote or inaccessible systems from a central location via ethernet. Operators have access to numerous remote functions: BIOS update, OS recovery, hardware monitoring and fan and power control, KVM + One Key Recovery and remote out-off-band backup. Installed application software can be updated and the OS can be recovered or re-installed.

Both the PanelPCs and the SBOX-100 units are based on 4th Generation Intel i5-4400E processors running under the QM87 chipset at 2.7 GHz with 4 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 DRAM.  The PanelPCs have 19 or 24 inch 1920 x 1080 pixel projected capacitive touchscreens with wide viewing angles and optional enhanced visibility in direct sunlight. The SBOX-100 embedded system accepts inputs from a range of sources, store and process the data and act as a communications hub. Extensive serial I/O, including a CANbus interface, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports and RAID hard drives provide a powerful and versatile embedded system.

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