NEW: spo-book RUGGED Q170 – Flexibility combined with robustness

Our spo-book RUGGED Q170 doesn’t only convince with its sixth generation Intel® Core i5 CPU or its free selectable RAM (up to 32 GB), but also with a feature, that is totally new in the history of spo-comm. Besides the usual application field of the RUGGED series – which is especially the outdoor use – the newcomer also conquers new areas of application.

RUGGED Q170 stays outdoor and goes Vehicle Computing

Just like the previous versions in the RUGGED series the spo-book RUGGED Q170 is best equipped for the outdoor field. Without any problems the Mini-PC can handle an extended temperature range from -40° Celsius up to +70° Celsius. With its passive cooling system and the robust metal housing the inner workings are perfectly protected from any environmental influences like dust and humidity. Besides the long known application under harsh conditions the spo-book RUGGED Q170 with its size of 250 x 55 x 150 mm is also made for the use in vehicles - thanks to its wide-range input (9 – 36 Volts), with which the Mini-PC can absorb surges. Furthermore the Industry PC is vibration and shock tested according to the American military standard – just like our MOVE series.

Flexibility due to the modular plug-in system

With the spo-book RUGGED Q170 it is possible to easily extend the amount of the interfaces. Due to the optional LAN module the four LAN ports can be enlarged to eight, which allows even complex network applications.

By using PoE (Power over Ethernet; see also "What is PoE?") there’s also the possibility to supply the four modularly expendable LAN ports with electricity. It is especially beneficial for the surveillance sector because with this feature it is possible to control up to four surveillance cameras – for example in the subway or at an airport – with only one Mini-PC.

Two Display Ports and a VGA connection allow independent image output on up to three monitors. Thanks to its Intel® HD Graphics 530 and the two Display Ports, even an output of 2 x 4K@60Hz is possible. In combination with its robustness the RUGGED Q170 is an interesting solution for the area of (outdoor) digital signage.

For those who don’t want to rely on just one network provider, you can also implement a multi SIM card in the spo-book RUGGED Q170. Thus, a broad network spectrum ensures that the industrial PC is always connected to a network.

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21 Mar 2018 Array ( [id] => 320 [title] => What is PoE – Power over Ethernet? [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => Power over Ethernet, or short “PoE”, stands for a standardized procedure with which networkable devices can be supplied with power. This procedure offers a comfortable method of just having to use one cable for the power and network connection. [description] =>

How does PoE work?

More and more devices – such as our spo-book RUGGED Q170 – are Power over Ethernet-ready. Not only does Ethernet occupy a leading position for local network cabling but also for security networks. By using Power over Ethernet, a separate power connection and a power adapter are no longer needed. Instead, the device gets its power over the data network. In addition to the data signals, power is also fed into the data line – usually at a central point in the network distributor.

Where is Power over Ethernet used?

PoE canis mostly be found in devices that normally have to be connected to different sockets with different connectors. Above all, Power over Ethernet is a suitable solution for applications that need high security regarding the data connection, for instance in (surveillance) cameras or servers.

Which PoE standards are there and what are the PoE classes?

Today, PoE is mostly referred to as the IEEE 802.3af-2003 standard (“DTE Power over MDI”), which was adopted in June 2003. There’s also the newer standard IEEE 802.3at-2009 that was previously known as PoE+ or PoE plus. The new one increases the maximum power output from 15.4 W to 25.5 W.
All devices powered by PoE or PoE+ are assigned a class of 0 to 4, which depends on the amount of power that the device consumes. The devices assigned to the classes 1, 2 and 3 require very little, little or an average amount of power, whereas class 4 (PoE+) requires a large amount of power and is only compatible with PoE+ PSE devices. Once a Powered Device (PD) is connected to a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) device, it sends the class to the PSE device so it can provide the right amount of power.

What are the advantages of Poe?

The main advantage of Power over Ethernet is that a power cable is not needed. This makes it possible to install Ethernet-connected devices even in hard-to-reach places, such as server cabinets. On the one hand, this saves on installation costs, and on the other hand, the reliability of the device can be increased by implementing a central uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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What is PoE – Power over Ethernet?
Power over Ethernet, or short “PoE”, stands for a standardized procedure with which networkable devices can be supplied with power. This procedure offers a comfortable method of just having to use one cable for the power and network connection.
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spo-book RUGGED HM87

The design of our spo-book RUGGED HM87 makes this Industrial PC very compact. Especially adverse outdoor conditions are no problem for this Mini-PC – it can stand temperatures from minus 30 degrees to plus 60 degrees Celsius.  Thanks to the free selectable RAM this model from the RUGGED series is easy to adapt to one’s requested requirements.  

Key data:

•    CPU: Intel® Core i3-4010U, 2 x 1,7 GHz
•    Free selectable RAM up to 8GB
•    HDD or SSD available

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spo-book NOVA CUBE Q87

Even the spo-book NOVA CUBE Q87 impresses with its wide range temperature from minus 10 degrees to plus 50 degrees Celsius. The combination of the solid metal housing and a passive cooling system make the NOVA CUBE Q87 an almost perfect solution for monitoring and logistics applications in the industrial field. For its processor you can decide between the Intel dual Core G1280TE and the Core i5-4570TE. This makes it possible to display different content on up to three monitors. You even get a wide-range power adapter from 9V to 32V with the NOVA CUBE.

Key data:

•    CPU: Intel® Core i5-4570TE or Intel® dual Core G1280TE
•    16-fold PCIe and 3-fold PCI

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spo-book TURO Q87

Just 5cm height prepare the spo-book TURO Q87 perfectly for applications that need a high CPU power although there’s not much space to fit the Mini-PC. The model offers an adaptable desktop CPU from Intel dual Core to Quad Core i7. This industrial minicomputer makes it possible to play 4K content on up to 3 monitors.

Key data:

•    Adaptable desktop CPU up to Intel Quad Core i7
•    Combination of powerful CPU and flat metal housing

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spo-book BOX N2930

The key feature of our Embedded-PC spo-book BOX N2930 is its extremely small and compact design, together with that it has high power. It is the first spo-book that has an integrated SSD as a standard. The passive cooling system and the robust metal housing make the BOX N2930 perfect for the application under extreme conditions such as dusty warehouses.

Key data:

•    CPU: Intel® Celeron N2930
•    Size 130*40*110 and a volume of just 0,6 liters
•    Integrated SSD as standard

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The Mini-PC product series from spo-comm – Industrial PCs
To control machines in warehouses or to automatize warehouse systems, Mini-PCs can be connected to those machines. Harsh working environments such as dust, moist air or, for example, sawdust bring Mini-PCs to their limits. For many of our Mini-PCs even such conditions are no problem.
27 Jul 2017 Array ( [id] => 274 [title] => Security: Powerguard SSD [authorId] => [active] => 1 [shortDescription] => In an industrial environment data loss is often a critical point. If you can’t rely on a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for reasons of cost or space, there’s a new possibility to provide more security: with so-called Powerguard SSDs. [description] =>

SSDs with the Powerguard function operate with integrated tantalum capacitors which are permanently charged with 12 volts. In case of an unexpected blackout, the SSD can act as a kind of UPS. The power in the SSD is maintained until all memory processes are completed and the data is saved. Due to this, Powerguard prevents data loss and ensures more security. This is interesting for critical applications in an industrial environment as well as networking and server technology, but also for mobile and in-vehicle solutions.

Powerguard SSD now available at spo-comm

This UPS technology was developed by the storage manufacturer Cervoz, which now offers Powerguard SSDs and mSATAs in various sizes. From now on spo-comm offers a 128 GB Powerguard SSD as a choice for all Mini-PCs in the product range. Other sizes are available upon request.

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Security: Powerguard SSD
In an industrial environment data loss is often a critical point. If you can’t rely on a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for reasons of cost or space, there’s a new possibility to provide more security: with so-called Powerguard SSDs.