The table below is intended to guide you towards the most appropriate PC for your application, and concentrates mainly on the differences between our various PC models. For this reason, features which are common across the range - such as built-in 4G modems or GPS receivers - are not discussed.
Please contact us for any advice.
If you want the PC to...
...then we recommend:
be used in a vehicle environment
be used in other industrial-type environments, including marine applications
All our PCs can be used in these environments.
support a wide input voltage range
All our PCs can support wide input voltage ranges:
*Note that we recommend the use of a voltage dropper for 24V vehicles.
have as low a power consumption as possible
be as high performance as possible
support wide operating temperature ranges
CQ family PCs support operating temperature ranges of -40 to +70 °C.
be passively cooled (fanless) - in order to support extremely dusty environments
CQ family PCs are completely fanless, cooled by air passing over the external cooling fins, so dust is never drawn into the chassis.
be passively cooled (fanless) - in order to be as quiet as possible
be as small as possible
The CQ15 is our smallest PC, followed very closely by the CQ40 series (only 2 mm higher). Also consider the CQ30 series, the V family, and any C family PC configured with the ICPC-1 or ICPC-3 chassis.
power on and off in response to an external trigger line (e.g. ignition feed in a vehicle)
power on and off like a normal desktop PC (controlled by a power button on the front of the PC)
be as low-cost as possible
support triple independent displays
support an industry-standard PCI Express card
support 2.5" removable media
have a built-in backup battery (UPS) for short-term self-powering
CQ family PCs are available with a built-in UPS.
provide regulated 12V or 5V outputs for external devices
support dual cellular modems (3G/4G)
support optical drives (e.g. DVD)
C family PCs configured with the ICPC-4 chassis can support an optical drive.
be VESA or DIN rail mounted