NICE 3100
Part Number:NICE 3100(LF) SKU Number:4450
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NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100
NICE 3100

The NICE 3100 is an industrial benchtop or wallmount fanless with one available PCI slot, DVI and VGA output,and rich I/O offering. Powering the NICE 3100 is an Intel Pentium M procssor up to 1.8GHz.

The fanless design of the NICE 3100 allows system operates at full speed without the need of any CPU fan nor case fan. THe processor is cooled by a large heatsink that is attached to the heavy-duty aluminum enclosure; that is made with fins to help dissapate the heat. The fanless design improves system reliability by preventing potential mechanical failures. For mission critical industrial applications the NICE 3100 uses a solid state drive that is shock proof and provides ultimate reliability because there are no moving parts that could potentially fail.

ATX Mode for Remote Power Management
By supporting ATX power mode, the NICE 3100 series is ready for remote power management. For this purpose, the users can wake up, shutdown, or reboot the NICE 3100 series remotely by Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) or Wake on LAN (WOL). With this convenient feature, administrators can remotely manage, update data and software, and maintain the client systems in the field.

In addition, the NICE 3100 series has a convenient external power switch that utilizes the Phoenix Contact with a 2-pin connector on the rear I/O. This feature is extremely useful when integrating the NICE 3100 series inside another encloruser or behind a wall. It allows you to then extend and mount the ATX power switch far away from the system so you can power on/off the system.

In case of power failures the NICE 3100 is capable of powering on after power failure via the BIOS.

Digital Display Quality with DVI Connection
The NICE 3100 series features both DVI and VGA connectors on the rear I/O for vivid color display in digital quality. The NICE series supports dual independent display while the DVI interface supports up to 1600 x 1200 pixels; it is ideal for large size LCD screens such as Digital Signage and Information Kiosk. The dual video outputs can also be used to support dual monitor applications.

On-board DC-to-DC Power Supply
The NICE 3100 series has an on-board DC to DC power supply designed for a wide range of power input options from +12 to +30 VDC. With the capability of accepting variable power input, the NICE 3100 series is suitable for various industrial environments.

PCI Expansion Capability
The NICE 3100 supports one reserved PCI slot for convenient system expansion for equipment controller cards, motion automation cards, or device sensor devices, making the NICE 3100 a great choise for industrial environments.

System Features
» Industrial Benchtop / Wallmount Fanless Industrial Embedded System

Pentium M processor up to 1.8GHz

» Up to 2GB of unbuffered non-ECC DDR SDRAM 200/266MHz Memory
» CompactFlash socket for type I/II CompactFlash disk
» Two 10/100 Fast Ethernet Ports
» One 32-bit 5V PCI Slot
» DVI, VGA, and S-Video TV Out

Onboard +12 to +30 VDC DC to DC power supply (Max: 120 Watts). Also includes external AC power adapter.

Intel Pentium M Processor

The Pentium M processor is a low-power version of the desktop-oriented Pentium 4, as well as being a heavily modified version of the Pentium III Tualatin design. Unlike the Pentium 4 and 3 the Pentium M is optimised for power efficiency, a vital characteristic for lower power consumption applications. Running with very low average power consumption and much lower heat output than desktop processors, the Pentium M runs at a lower clock speed than the laptop version of the Pentium 4 (The Pentium 4-Mobile), but with similar performance - For example a 1.6 GHz Pentium M can typically attain the performance of a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4-M.

Fanless System, for ultimate reliability

Fanless Systems are great for environments where dust and dirt predominate and are ideal for locations requiring silent operation. Our systems utilize heat pipe technology and aluminum fins for passive cooling. The absence of moving fans reduces the failure rate of systems in harsh environments.

In addition to being fanless this system offers a sealed enclosure from the elements. Even in the most clean and climate-controlled environments, dust and potentially conductive debris will be infused into the unit over time. The picture to the left shows a unit that was returned for service after approximately two years of operation in a computer room environment (not generally considered to be a harsh environment). Infused debris can cause bridging of circuits due to conductive material coming to rest across insulating barriers. Alternately, dust build up acts as a reservoir for ionic contaminates and moisture entrapment from humidity. Over time, these can enable the growth of conductive dendrites that may ultimately bridge insulating barriers

Read more about the benefits of a fanless system

NICE 3100 Highlighted Items are Optional

Processor & Chipset
CPU Socket Micro-FCPGA 478 Socket
System Bus 400 MHz system bus

Intel Celeron M 600MHz processor w/ 512KB L2
Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz Processor
Intel Pentium M 1.5GHz Processor

Number of CPUs (std/max) 1/1
Processor Cooling Fanless
Intel® 852GME

Intel® I/O Controller Hub 4 (ICH4)

Memory Capacity Up to 2GB of unbuffered, non-ECC Dual Channel DDR 200/266MHz SDRAM memory
Memory Sockets 2x 184pin DIMM socket
DIMM Sizes 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Standard / Integrated Devices
Intel® 852GM integrated graphics solution w/ Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 technology, Up to 64 MB of dynamic video memory allocation

DB-15 connector for Analog VGA display
Resolution up to 1600 x 1200

External DVI interface (DVI controller Chrontel CH7009)
Internal 1x 34-pin box header
Resolution up to 1600 x 1200

LVDS interface:
1 x DB44 connector for external connection
Support 18/24/36bit panel up to resolution 1600 x 1200

TV-out interface: (TV controller Chrontel CH7009)
1 x 7-pin Mini-Din
Resolution up to 1024 x 768
Network Controllers 2x Intel 82551QM 10/100 Fast Ethernet controllers, supports PXE LAN Boot
Audio ACྜྷ Codec Realtek ALC655
Digital I/O 4-bit TTL input, 4-bit TTL output (TTL level: 0 - 5 V)
Award System BIOS

4 Mbit flash ROM

System Monitor Monitoring of voltage, 3 x temperature and 3 x fans
Watchdog Timer Watchdog timeout can be programmed by software from 1 second/min. to 128 Sec/min. (from GAL)
I/O Ports
Front Panel I/O Ports

2x USB 2.0 Port

Rear Panel I/O Ports

1x PS/2 Keyboard
1x PS/2 Mouse
4x USB 2.0 ports
2x Ethernet interface (10/100 BASE-T RJ-45)
1x DB-44 connector with external cable to convert to 4 serial COM ports ( Three RS232 and One RS232/422/485 )
1x Parallel Port
1x DB-15 VGA port
1x DVI interface
1x S-Video TV-Out
1x 1/8" analog Speaker out jack
1x 1/8" analog line Mic-in jack
1x 2-pin connector output for external power on/off switch

Internal I/O

1x 44-pin IDE port
1x Floppy Connector
1x CompactFlash Socket
GPIO: 4-bit TTL input, 4-bit TTL output (TTL level: 0 - 5 V)

Expansion Slots
Supported Bus Interface

1x 32-bit 5V PCI Slot
Max Card Length is 160mm with notebook hard drive
Max Card Length with no hard drive is 240mm

Storage and Media
Number of hard drives supported 1x 2.5" IDE Notebook Hard Drive
Interface type supported IDE
Storage Controllers Intel 852GM
Solid State Storage One Compact Flash Slot Available
Chassis and Power Supply
Case Material Aluminum chassis with fan-less design
Form Factor Nano System
Total # of Drive Bays
Internal 2.5" Bays   1
System Cooling Processor cooled by chassis enclosure
Chassis Dimensions
(w x h x d)
195mm x 80mm x 268mm
7.78" x 3.15" x 10.55"
External Power Adapter

100 to 240V AC

Output 24VDC
Internal DC Power Convertor
Input Voltage

12 - 30 VDC

Output Power 120W
Operating temperature With Air Flow 0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
10% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
Nonoperating temperature -20° C to 80° C (-40° F to 176° F)
10% up to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
Altitude (operating) Up to 3000m; maximum ambient temperature is derated by 1° C per 500m above 500m
Altitude (nonoperating) Up to 12,000 m
Certifications CE approval
Compliance RoHS Compliant
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