Advantech has launched TREK-775 and TREK-776, the company's latest generation of vehicle-mounted computers. These rugged computers provide a wireless data link for forklifts, trucks, and container-crane operations.
The units feature a powerful Intel LV Pentium M 1.1 GHz or ULV Celeron M 600 MHz processor and a selection of Microsoft Windows XP Embedded, XP, and Windows Embedded CE 5.0 operating systems. The TREK computers have various input/output (I/O) ports, such as serial RS232, Ethernet, and two USB host ports, allowing them to connect easily to peripherals like barcode devices, RFID scanners, and printers. These new mobile computers provide seamless network connectivity. The TREK computers also integrate easily to wireless LAN cards or general packet radio service (GPRS) devices, giving users real-time access to warehouse management tools.
An industrial-grade solution is available, allowing the computers to operate in freezing temperatures. The TREK series' die-cast aluminum housing has received an IP65 seal rating, which guarantees that the computers will withstand environments where dust, moisture, and/or extreme temperatures are constant factors. In order to operate seamlessly through the cold-crank ignition period of vehicle start-ups, the new TREK series tolerates a wide input-voltage range, from 6V to 48V. This helps to avoid unwanted system resets, surges, and failures.
With touch-screen capabilities and colorful graphics, both units are user-friendly. A key feature of the TREK-776 is the high-resolution 12.1-inch XGA (1024 by 768) screen. It is able to support leading warehouse management applications without additional adaptors to support the interface. TREK-775 comes with a 10.4-inch SVGA display that is readable in all lighting conditions. A daylight readable display is also available for convenient viewing in direct sunlight.
Company: Advantech Corp.
Company URL: www.advantech.com