One of the highlights on B&R's stand at the 2007 SPS/IPC/Drives show was the new APC620 embedded industrial PC that features Windows XP embedded as its operating system (OS). Windows XP embedded offers advantages for applications with a minimal operating system size, plus in many applications it means there is no need to purchase an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), thereby helping to save costs.
Intel processors from Celeron M to Pentium M 1.4GHz provide requirement-oriented, scalable computing power. The CPU has 256 KB of battery-buffered SRAM memory.
Ethernet PowerLink and CAN, as well as the X2X remote backplane, are provided as fieldbus interfaces.
Like its bigger brothers in the B&R family of IPCs, the APC620 has an integrated Smart Display Link that can be used to operate a remote line with four displays at distances up to 160m.
B&R claims that its APC family is the most innovative industrial PC series on the market. They are fan-free, compact, scalable and economical.