Industrial Computer Hardware

Advantech introduces low power fanless panel PC

June 2013 Industrial Computer Hardware

Advantech’s industrial automation group is pleased to announce the launch of a new 300 mm fanless touch panel PC. The PPC-3120 uses the latest Intel Atom processor and has a dedicated light sensor to dim the display automatically.

Intel’s new Atom D2550 processor is its least power consuming model yet, but also has four times the graphics performance and a 40% improvement in processing power compared to previous models. It not only works better it saves energy as well.

The PPC-3120 is unique in that it comes with a light sensor that will automatically dim, or brighten, the screen, depending on the available light conditions. The sensitivity of the sensor can be adjusted through either the BIOS or the dedicated software application and therefore not only helps to reduce power consumption but it also makes it easier on the eyes for operators.

One final power saving feature is the built-in integrated circuit that complies with ErP Lot 6 and ensures that when in standby the device does not consume more than 1W.

The PPC-3120 with IP65 certified front panel and LED indicators features dual GbE LAN for redundancy, four serial ports, four USB ports and a GPIO to make it easier to connect to machine builder and factory automation products. With a wide range of DC power input support, the PPC-3120 will work stably between 12-30 VDC and has been FCC class B certified whilst also being compliant with the EMC immunity, emission standards EN55011, 61000-6-2 and 61000-6-4 for industrial environments.

For more information contact Fons de Leeuw, Profitek, 086 165 4321,,


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