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Intel Atom Industrial Fanless Systems
July 17th, 2009

Orbit Micro has released four new industrial fanless systems featuring the Intel Atom processor. The NISE 100, NISE 2000, NISE 2010, and NISE 2020.  These systems are the first industrial grade Atom based embedded computers available on the market.  They feature a versatile array of industrial I/O and expansion options that are required in industrial applications such as factory floors, manufacturing plants, mobile vehicles, construction equipment, and marine vessels.  Expansion slots can be used for wireless, GSM, GPS,  or cellular radio cards.

Their sealed fanless design prevent the harming effects of dust and dirt from inhibiting the performance on these systems.  The all new Intel Atom processor offers low power consumption high performance processing to keep up with the demands on your industrial applications.  Built to withstand harsh hot environments, these systems will keep working in temperatures up to 55 degress Celsius or 131 degrees Fahrenheit, as long as their is active airflow over the system.

NISE 100

The NISE 100 is our  low cost Intel Atom based industrial fanless system.  The NISE 100 supports two RS-232 ports, one RS-232/422/485 port, one Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB ports, one PS/2 for keyboard/mouse, and one DVI-I for VGA and DVI-D display.    With a 12V DC input, the NISE 100 can be easily powered by readily available DC power sources or an AC outlet using an AC/DC power adapter. And the best part is that this system packs all these feattures in a form factor that is smaller than most books.

The NISE 2000 series systems feature high speed RS-485 interfaces with a baud rate up to 921.6Kbps, jumper-free RS-232/422/485 settings, auto direction control, and industrial preferred screw terminals.

The NISE 2000 series is designed to provide RS-485 Serial communication at baud rates up to 921.6Kbps, which is ideal for connecting remote devices in building or industrial automation. It may be used to control video surveillance systems or to interconnect security control panels and other devices such as access control card readers. At high speed baud rates up to 921.6Kbps, NISE 2000 series fanless PC, can deliver high throughput and reduced response times.

In the past, it was necessary to adjust jumper settings in order to switch from RS-232 to RS-422 or RS-485. By contrast the user-friendly NISE 2000 series allows you set RS232/422/485 in BIOS without changing the jumper setting.  Jumper-free setting is extremely convenient and reduces the time required to read the user-manual and open the case in order to set the jumper during setup.  It also reduces the possibility of wrong settings.

The NISE 2000 series PC is also designed to provide RS-485 with auto data direction control, without any programming effort, to control the transmission direction of the RS485 signal. Most industrial computers have a control line, often referred to as the RTS handshake line, which enables and disables the driver via host software control. Before transmission, users assert the RTS line to enable the driver, and de-assert the RTS line at the completion of the transmission. With the NISE 2000 series fanless PC, it is unnecessary to set RTS pin for data direction or do any additional programming on RS485 to conduct read/write data.

The NISE 2000 series fanless embedded computer provides four serial ports which are all RS-232. However, COM3 and COM4 not only provide an RS-232 signal but also provide an RS-422/485 signal with an industrial preferred screw terminal.  It is therefore easy to switch from RS-232 to RS-422 or to RS485 via the BIOS. In addition, the industry standard screw terminal provides convenient cabling for users who require RS232/422/485 switching.

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