Amplicon launches brand new expandable rugged tower PC

The new Impact-T 400 brings power of expansion to the Amplicon embedded family in a tower chassis. Packaged in a lightweight aluminium chassis, designed for optimal heat dissipation, the Impact-T 400 has been designed with card expansion at its heart. The Impact-T 400 builds on the Amplicon Impact series to deliver customisable expansion powered by the Ivy Bridge generation of processors, all packaged in a fanless compact tower chassis.

Amplicon's Impact-T 400 series allows for easy access card expansion in an embedded fanless system, capable of housing cards up to 220mm in either PCI and/or PCIe configurations.

To enable maximum flexibility when offering card expansion, Amplicon have introduced two models in this series; the Impact-T 430 and the Impact-T 423. The Impact-T 423 has been optimised for PCI and mPCIe expansion. This unit allows three primary PCI cards to run at PCI standard 2.3 and two mPCIe for modular expansion. The Impact-T 430 offers further PCIe expansion, totalling two, with two PCI lanes.

Both the Impact-T 430 and Impact-T 423 offer PCIe x16 revision 3.0 allowing for optimal graphics card usage, whilst retaining backwards compatibility with older PCIe revisions. The Impact-T 400 will house up to 16GB DDRIII memory enabling the systems to handle a range of memory intensive applications. The systems offer both the Intel Ivy Bridge processor and the QM77 chipset; this brings high bandwidth SATA III, Intel HD Graphics 4000 and USB 3.0 for a powerful small form factor industrial tower PC.

SATA III allows for faster data transfer speeds of up to 6Gb/s, this ensures the data bus bottleneck which previously hindered data transfer speeds, is now a thing of the past. The Impact-T 400 tower is able to house two HDD or SSD 2.5" format, allowing for RAID 1, 0 and JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks).

The Intel HD Graphics 4000, allows for high-resolution across a multi display output configuration using DVI-I, DVI-D and HDMI. With up to a maximum resolution of 1920×1200, or by converting the DVI-I output to analogue VGA a maximum of 2048×1536 can be achieved.

Gavin Chalkley, Amplicon Industrial Computing product specialist states: "The new Impact-T 400 offers the same expansion and CPU power in an optimised chassis. With a minimal foot print, the Impact-T 400 will not look out of place in a factory nor an office environment."

Follow the link for further product technical details and documentation for the Impact-T 400 fanless embedded PC. For further details about Amplicon please visit


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