- March 15, 2017
- GE Digital
March 16, 2017 — At Embedded World 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany (March 14-16), GE’s Automation & Controls introduced the first two models of a line of Industrial PCs (IPCs).
One of the new Industrial PCs is the RXi2-EP. Optimized for heavy usage in harsh industrial environments, it delivers performance computing capabilities to run e.g. data analytics applications right at the machine, enabling improved control of operations in real time.
All aspects of the IPCs have been designed to further advance the Industrial Internet, as they provide more computing power at the heart of GE’s Field Agents which are the critical link and gateway of machine controllers to data analytics in the cloud. Furthermore they are preconfigured for secure data transmission via secure networks.
The RXi2-EP IPC is a platform for running industrial apps right at the machine, even in the harshest environments. The core of the RXi2-EP IPC architecture is GE’s COM Express modular CPU platform. It allows users to combine the IPC’s carrier with a range of COM Express modules for maximum customization to specific application needs.
One of the COM Express modules presented at Embedded World is the bCOM6-L1800, based on the capabilities of Intel core processors. It has been designed specifically for industrial control applications in rugged environments which require reliability and protection against shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals as well as heat. Thanks to cooling technology, the processors deliver performance with no throttling over the entire temperature range of -20°C to +80°C.
About GE’s Automation & Controls solutions
GE is a provider of automation and controls technology and services for power generation, distribution and adjacent applications across industry. These differentiated Industrial Internet solutions are intended to enable customers to optimize equipment performance and ensure reliable and efficient operations by connecting their machines, data, insights and people.