Advantech has released the TPC-B610 series as a new member of its modular TPC computing box series. TPC-B610 series is an industrial touch panel PC system with a 10th Gen. Intel processor socket in a fanless design coupled with six USB ports and offers multiple expansions via one PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x4, and two M.2 (NVMe, SATA, 5G) for ultimate data and image processing requirements. With its unique modular design, the device can be paired with multiple IP66-grade FPM-display panel modules in six varying sizes ranging from 15" to 23.8" and FHD, P-cap, and resistive touch versions. The state-of-the-art iBMC feature provides reliable out-of-band device management, and it adds TPM 2.0, providing system integrity. It comes in two SKUs versions - one is TPC-B610H-A00A, a clean-cut and straightforward powerhouse with a 10th Gen Intel processor and one PCIe x16; the other is TPC-B610W-A00A, an ultimate computing system with all expansions. The series demonstrates what a future HMI should be like, putting Industry 4.0 HMI systems at a user's fingertips.
The device's two PCIe slots will assist industries such as food and beverage, which require the highest quality control through processing and manufacturing. PoE cameras play a crucial role in quality assurance standards and can simply be installed onto the device via side door access. Up to eight cameras can be employed simultaneously, due to the two PCIe slots and multi-core processor performance.
With PCIe x16, PCIe x4, and the M.2 2280 NVMe slots, electronics manufacturers can fully use the industrial-grade graphic card (up to 75W) and the M.2 2280 SSD with NVMe to create a premium HMI system with solid image and drawing capabilities aided by the precise and fast read/write speeds of the NVMe signal SSDs. When required, data can also be transmitted via M.2 4G/5G modules, providing real-time data flows remotely and on the shop floor.
The internal graphics capabilities mean it can swiftly identify faces and the appearance of an object or person, even if they sport a surgical mask or the object is continually moving. This delivers excellent assistance for pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturers, which needs double identification mechanisms that involve instant face recognition before a panel PC is successfully unlocked and used.
The device has options for Windows Microsoft 10 LTSC, and Advantech Linux for embedded OS support. With its inclusion of TPM 2.0, the latest Windows 11 OS is supported upon request. As for applications, the company's VisionNavi offers a machine vision edge solution ready platform ideal for defect inspection. Faceview is a touchless AI facial recognition software, WISE-DeviceOn is a remote device management tool that works with iBMC, and web-based WebAccess/SCADA and WebAccess/HMINavi are feature-rich software tools for total SCADA and HMI architecture deployment, creating an Industry 4.0 factory and the industrial environment with on-site and remote control features.
This series is claimed to be the first industrial touch panel PC that delivers all these kinds of performance are offered through its 10th Gen Intel processor socket and future-proof features for software and hardware expansion. Its two PCIe slots and multiple expansions future-proof Industry 4.0 applications.