- June 16, 2020
- Pepperl + Fuchs GmbH
June 17, 2020 – Pepperl+Fuchs offered an industrial box thin client—the BTC14. The thin client features the VisuNet RM Shell 5 firmware, the latest generation of thin client firmware for industrial-grade security and stability.
The BTC14 is a industrial box thin client for use in harsh industrial environments. Intel Apollo Lake and AMD Ryzen processors support modern operator workstation setups with up to four monitors. The BTC14 has four DisplayPort connections for quad video applications. It also supports D++ (allows connectivity to an HDMI monitor via a passive DP-to-HDMI cable) and Multi-Stream Transport protocol (daisy chaining multiple monitors to one display port).
As an industrial-grade product, the BTC14 is built on an aluminium chassis with a fanless design. It has an operating temperature range of -20°C to 60°C and no internal moving parts. The shock- and vibration-resistant thin client weighs less than 5 pounds and can be easily mounted to a wall, inside a cabinet, or operated on a desktop.
The predecessor to the BTC14—the BTC12—is also used in harsh industrial environments, but has two DisplayPort connections for dual video output, supporting 4K (Ultra HD) resolution at 60 Hz.
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced the VisuNet RM Shell 5 embedded operating system. This software offers enhancements through a touch-screen-optimized user interface, advanced security features, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB. The BTC14, like all of Pepperl+Fuchs’ VisuNet products, comes pre-loaded with RM Shell 5.