OTC 2015: Moxa unveils harsh-environment touchscreen PC

Offshore staff

HOUSTON – Moxa has introduced its new flagship touchscreen panel PC, the EXPC-1519, at this year’s OTC in Houston at NRG Park.

The EXPC-1519 includes many industry firsts for an industrial PC, said Moxa, such as the widest temperature range (-40° to 70°C, or -40° to 158°F) for a fanless cooling system absent of any moving parts, and the integration of third-generation dual core Intel i7 processors with up to 16 GB of memory.

The company says the unit includes a more flexible I/O arrangement to simplify field installations of any kind in open air hazardous area environments. The new panel PC is housed in a sealed IP66, NEMA 4X enclosure designed for efficient heat dissipation, as well as to extend service life by preventing ingress of damaging dust, water, chemicals, or adverse weather.  The unit is equipped with the features and certifications required for Class 1, Div. 2; ATEX Zone 2, and IECEx rated hazardous environments.

“For oil and gas operations, it can be extremely difficult and costly to realize the benefits of modern computing and communications technology, with overheating, dead pixels, and poor system performance being common complaints,” said Thomas Nuth, Moxa’s global vertical manager for Oil and Gas. “Our newest panel PC, the EXPC-1519, delivers the very latest PC-based technology to hazardous area applications with no compromise in power, reliability, space or feature set.”

According to Nuth, the EXPC-1519 is scheduled for production in August 2015 as the company completes final testing and certifications.

Moxa is exhibiting at booth 11407.


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