Small Form Factor Industrial PCs

The EASY (Embedded Application SYstem) is a PC-compatible industrial computer and machine vision platform. It has a compact aluminum housing and comes in configurations ranging from lean Celeron-powered units to fully loaded Core Duo-based versions running Windows XP, XP Embedded, or Linux. Features include RAM to 2 GB, 0-8 GB of Flash Disk, 40 to 80 GB of rotating media, DVI or VGA display, up to eight USB 2.0 ports, and an optional six-port GigE switch.

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Editor’s Note

An embedded NxN DMA engine handles all incoming images as well as display related tasks, enabling the unit to outperform PCs with equivalent processors that must expend CPU resources on those tasks.