Xycom Automation Introduces Two 15” Industrial PC Families – Further Enhancing a New Generation of Industrial PCs
Saline, MI March 12, 2004 Xycom Automation, Inc., a subsidiary of Pro-face America, Inc. and a market leader in Industrial PCs, announces the release of 3615 and 3715 families of flat panel industrial computers. Both families are compact, high-performance, all-in-one computers used for many factory automation and process applications.These innovative products further enhance Xycoms new generation of industrial PC products that has already begun to replace the very successful 3500 series product lines. Operator input options include touchscreen, keypad with integrated industrial mouse, or a combination of all three. These units directly replace the current 3515 and 3535 offerings at a lower price. This lower price even includes a faster CPU, Ethernet, CD-ROM, and floppy, whereas these were optional items in the past.The 3615 and 3715 come standard with a 15.0-inch XGA flat panel LCD. A Celeron ® 850 MHz CPU, 256 MB RAM, 20GB Hard drive, and standard CD-ROM and floppy provide more than enough power and flexibility for the most demanding factory automation applications. Optionally, these products are available with a choice of Intel® Pentium® III 1.0 and 1.26 GHz processors, and DRAM options up to 512 MB. With onboard 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, USB port, parallel port, two serial ports, and PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, the 3612KPM is well-suited for use with virtually any standard PC compatible device. The 3615 products provide expansion capabilities up to three ¾-length and one ½-length PCI and ISA cards, while the 3715 products provide capabilities up to three full-length and one ½-length PCI and ISA cards. An externally accessible Type I or II CompactFlash site or remote drive bay option is also available. All this power, connectivity, and expansion is contained in a package that is only 7.4 inches deep (6.4 inches mounting depth).These brand new 15-inch products exemplify the meaning of true industrial computer technology, said Ralph Damato, Business Unit Manager, Industrial PC Products for Xycom Automation. They are packed with features while maintaining a very competitive cost. They meet or exceed all the specifications that have made our current line one of the worlds best selling NEMA-mounted PCs for factory automation, continues Damato.All 3615 and 3715 variations carry the European CE mark and include UL and cUL agency approvals. This new line is also approved for Class I & Class II, Division 2 Hazardous Locations.Additionally, the keypad units have front access USB and PS/2 ports, which are approved nonincendive circuits for connection within hazardous locations. Both can operate in 0 o C to 50 o C environments without additional cooling, and can be purchased with MS-DOS, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 (multi-language) or Windows XP preloaded and configured to make setup a breeze.Xycom Automation is a leading global supplier of innovative industrial automation solutions. Principal products include PC-based, open architecture visualization and control offerings.Xycom products serve industrial, automotive, aerospace, packaging, plastics, textile, and other markets, with hardware and software installed in over 200,000 factory-floor systems worldwide. Xycom Automation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro-face America, Inc., and provides marketing and sales for all Pro-face products in North, Central, and South America, and all Xycom products worldwide. Headquartered in Saline, Michigan, Xycom has employees and representatives around the world.Founded in January 1999, Pro-face America, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corporation based in Osaka, Japan. Pro-face America, the North American headquarters of Digital, is located in Glendale Heights, IL. For more information about Xycom Automation and Pro-face America, visit www.xycom.com.
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