feratel and spo-comm – Be well informed in the ski resorts of Austria

The feratel media technologies AG has its headquarter in Innsbruck, Austria, employs nearly 200 people and is also represented by numerous sites worldwide. The company is not only the inventor of the so-called Panorama TV, but offers its customers, from planning to implementation, complex solutions around the eTourism.

Challenge

For many people the winter season is a synonymous for: Challenge the ski-run!

But before you can make it to the mountain you need to buy a ticket at the counter and sometimes to stand for it a little longer. Meanwhile, however, you can make good use of your time and check out one of the various information displays around you. No matter where in Austria you are, the systems are with a high probability from feratel.

Price information, ski routes, current weather conditions and weather forecasts, piste opening times and a lot more. Under the maxim “Window to the world” one learns everything necessary from the holistic, designed to customer requirements, solutions of the successful Austrian company, in order to arrive alive and well in the valley at the end of a day. 

Especially in ski resorts , it is for one thing important that the flow of information on the screens will not be interrupted and you can rely on the information in tickers and Co. For another thing  that displays and Mini-PCs keep running in all weathers.

Reliability and resilience are therefore very important here. So important that, for instance, the ski resort Mayrhofen once more chose the systems of feratel when it came to the reconstruction of the Penkenbahn.

Solution

The spo-comm supports the ski resort Mayrhofen with three different Mini-PCs. In multiple numbers the following Embedded-PCs of spo-comm are used:

The EXPANDED Q170, the RUGGED HM87 and the TURO Q87. Here you can see all of our

##Mini-PCs for the industrial field.

The IPC systems, each equipped with a core i processor from Intel plus a Solid-State-Drive (SSD), are reliable. Even with just a little space left the spo-book trio finds its place and ensures that, from morning until evening, the right content is played.

Result

Connecting the eTourism and the environment all around the world. That is what feratel is doing like straight from the textbook. Whether Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic or the USA. The “Window to the world” lives up to its name in every respect.

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spo-book RUGGED HM87

The design of our 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

##Explore the RUGGED HM87

spo-book NOVA CUBE Q87

Even the 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

##Explore the NOVA CUBE Q87

spo-book TURO Q87

Just 5cm height prepare the 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

##Explore the TURO Q87

spo-book BOX N2930

The key feature of our Embedded-PC 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

##Explore the BOX N2930

##Explore all Mini-PCs of the spo-comm product range

Would you like to learn more about our mini pcs? Feel free to contact our experts!

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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.
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Standard temperature range versus extended temperature range

Industrial PCs are technically designed to remain operational and powerful at lower or even higher temperatures. In general, a distinction is made between two temperature ranges according to which the IPCs can be classified: on the one hand the standard temperature range and on the other hand the extended temperature range.

The standard temperature range

If the hardware of an industrial computer is designed for an ambient temperature of 0° to +50° Celsius, then we speak of the so called standard temperature range. Any computer that wants to be called an industrial PC must at least be up to this requirement.

By the way, did you know? We from spo-comm sometimes call our IPCs, due to their space-saving sizes, "Mini-PCs". However, all our systems in our product range meet the requirements of an industrial PC.

The extended temperature range

We talk about an extended temperature range, as soon as an industrial PC does not fail even at ambient temperatures of -20° C to +70° Celsius. You wonder where an industrial computer, that can handle both low and high ambient temperatures, could be used? Two application examples:

With regard to lower temperatures, the Alps could be mentioned as a possible place of deployment. Such as the scientists of the research team of PMOD/WRC, who specialize in climate modeling and use our RUGGED HM87 for cloud research. In the Alps minus degrees are reached quickly and snow should not be a rarity (as we heard). Nonetheless, the RUGGED HM87 has been reliably performing its work for several years, thanks to its outdoor suitability.

And what about high plus degrees of up to +70° Celsius? Here, as well, we have an exemplary use case from the RUGGED family. Our RUGGED HM87 took off into the desert a few years ago, according to the gusto of Indiana Jones. There he is lending ATMs his power. Who thinks that finest sand dust could cost the RUGGED his life, is wrong. Thanks to the passive cooling system of the RUGGED family, the enclosures of the systems are completely closed and therefore resistant against dust and sand.

Any questions? Or are you looking for a suitable industrial PC? Our consultants will gladly assist you in the selection!

##Contact us

Curious about industrial PCs? Click here for all industrial PCs from spo-comm:

##Industrial PCs with extended range of temperature

##Discover our industrial PCs

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Industrial PCs part 3: The standard and extended range of temperature

We now know, thanks to part 1 and part 2, why metal housings and energy efficiency are so important for industrial PCs. The third part of our series is about the use of Mini-PCs in the so-called extended temperature range. Get your winter jackets and sunscreen ready, it is going to be freezingly hot!
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The housing: The armor of our industrial PCs

A key point where hardware for "consumer" differs from hardware for professional use, is the housing. Unlike consumer PCs, which are mainly protected by plastic housings, industrial PCs are characterized by solid metal housings. This ensures that the PCs themselves remain efficient in harsh environmental conditions, such as on construction sites, in emergency vehicles or in large machines. When it comes to designing the housing, special attention is paid to the fact that the housings have to be as resistant as possible to dust and other fine particles. But even with moisture, the motherboard, CPU, RAM and hard drive must be protected by the case, just like by an armor. Especially with actively cooled PCs, i.e. computers in which fans are installed, this resistance of the lifetime plays into the cards. At least with industrial PCs with passive cooling, as fanless systems, the metal housing is a must. Why this is so, we would like to explain with an example, our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti.

Industrial PC par excellence: The RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti

Our RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti serves as a good example for the combination of robust appearance and a passive cooling system. The question of why a fanless construction is based on a metal housing, is easily answered: metal does conduct heat, plastic does not. Circuit traces made of copper ensure that the resulting heat in the case of the computer is led to the outside. So-called cooling fins, which lie on the top of a housing, then release the heat into the environment. Especially with a graphically powerful IPC, such as the RUGGED GTX 1050 Ti, it can lead to a high heat development in the housing. A well thought-out and flawlessly functioning fanless cooling system is therefore considered as an essential element.

Already knew?
Industrial PCs with passive cooling system are considered particularly durable!

In summary: Metal cases are so great because…

  1. they give robustness to the industrial PC,
  2. make the systems resistant to dust and moisture (mostly counts for the passively cooled systems),
  3. they allow passive cooling of the PCs,
  4. they can more easily release generated heat inside the computer to the environment,
  5. they make the systems more durable.

Any questions? Or maybe looking for a suitable industrial PC? Our consultants will gladly assist you!

##Contact us

Curious about industrial PCs? Click here to check out all our industrial PCs:

##Discover our industrial PCs

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Industrial PCs part 1: The metal housing

In our small but fine series about the stars in our product catalog, it's all about what makes industrial PCs to what they are. Because industrial PCs (also called "IPCs") must fulfill special requirements in order to be considered as such. In the first part of our 5 part blog series, we will focus on the cases. Here we go!