- May 25, 2010
- Automation Control Products
May 25, 2010 - ACP announces two ThinManager Ready Industrial Thin Clients in partnership with Advantech - the UNO-2173-ACP and the ARK-1382-ACP. The 2173 has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CPU and the 1382 is a Dual Monitor Thin Client.. Both units are fan-less, accept DC power between 9 and 35 volts and display video up to 1920x1440 at 16M colors. The small size makes them easy to mount almost anywhere - the ARK-1382-ACP is only 6.5" x 5.5" x 1.5" (165 x 135 x 41mm). Thin Clients can be used to run any application in a plant - from small visual interface and maintenance applications to large control and information applications. The compact form factor provides a perfect way to view drawings, monitor production, review manuals or deploy existing applications across the factory. No embedded OS means no configuration is required. The units never need to be re-flashed and, unlike a PC, will keep pace with system demands for years to come. ACP's ThinManager allows management of an entire factory of Advantech Thin Clients and Microsoft Servers from any location in the world and provides for client failover and redundancy, server load balancing, and application publishing. Use a single Thin Client to simultaneously view 25 (or more) sessions, and attach an IP Camera for live video feeds. ThinManager Ready Thin Clients install in seconds almost anywhere, displaying maintenance and production information without any of the setup required when deploying standard PCs. The centralized computing model greatly enhances security while slashing ongoing operating and replacement expenses and consuming a fraction of the power of a traditional computer deployment. The UNO-2173 is an Energy Star compliant device and features a wide operating temperature (-20 ~ 70°C, or -4 ~ 158°F) and has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports for redundant Ethernet functionality, 3 Com ports, 4 USB ports and audio. The APK-1382 features 2 VGA/DVI ports for dual monitor configurations, 2 Com ports, 3 USB ports and audio. A different session can be displayed on each screen, or a single session can be spanned across both monitors.