Advantech Releases Chassis with Mobile SATA HDD Trays and Bottom Accessible I/O Interface
Cincinnati, Ohio (July 6, 2005) Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group is proud to announce the launch of a revolutionary computing platform, the IPC-7143. The IPC-7143 has a unique form factor, provides advanced features, and can be integrated with an ATX motherboard. Unlike the traditional IPC form factor, the I/O interfaces of the IPC-7143 are designed for bottom access. This design allows all of the cables to be organized and maintained much more easily. When mounted on the wall, there's no need for a rear maintenance area. Furthermore, there are no rear access cables to deal with. The power supply is not fixed on the chassis, but mounted on a special bracket with a unique hinge design. This mounting makes it much easier for users to replace the power supply module or even replace the CPU/memory on the motherboard. For the storage devices, the IPC-7143 supports a slim-type CD-ROM, two SATA HDD trays, and two IDE disk drive bays. With an elegant black exterior, it is a perfect solution for telecommunications, system integration, industrial automation, and other IT- or server-related organizations or enterprises. The IPC has a list price of $300. It is available for purchase directly from Advantech or from one of Advantechs North American distributors at www.eAutomationPro.com. Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year.
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