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Energy-efficient Industrial PCs
Phoenix Contact USA Posted 08/07/2015
New features include gull-wing door for easier maintenance and 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The new Valueline 2 (VL2) industrial PCs from Phoenix Contact have increased performance power and higher energy efficiency, compared with the legacy Valueline IPCs. The VL2’s design improves usability, incorporates fourth-generation Core-I CPU chipsets, and has an interactive user interface.
The VL2 has a unique gull-wing access door, which reduces maintenance time and also provides easy access to the PCI/PCI-e card. The IPCs have DisplayPort++ for high-resolution images and streaming over a single connector. The 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen allows a more interactive user interface.
The new generation has added a second 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. This not only increases storage capacity compared with the original Valueline, but also adds Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) 0 and 1 functionality. RAID 1, which is more common in industrial applications, “mirrors” the same data on two different drives for redundancy. RAID 0 “stripes” or splits data across multiple drives for quicker processor speeds.
The VL2 is ideal for areas such as process visualization, robotics, industrial automation, and test benches, as well as quality assurance.
About Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.
Molly E. McGowan - Public Relations Specialist
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