Ultra-compact embedded computers for rugged operation

Backplane Systems Technology has released the new POC-500 series of ultra-compact embedded computers with 4x PoE+, 4x USB 3.0, and MezIO interface.

The POC-500 series models are a set of next-generation ultra-compact embedded controllers offering performances never before seen in this kind of form factor. Featuring an AMD Ryzen-embedded V1000 4-core/ 8-thread processor, the POC-500 delivers up to three times the CPU performance of prior POC-series models. As for GPU performance, it delivers a previously unheard of 3.6 TFLOPS in FP16 for an ultra-compact form factor embedded controller. Additionally, it manages to incorporate an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD to support four times the disk read/write speed of typical 2.5-inch SATA SSDs.

This new series continues the ingenious DIN-rail mounting mechanical design trend of previous POC-series models and offers a wealth of front-accessible I/O. Measuring just 63 x 176 x 116mm, it has 4x PoE+ ports, 4x USB 3.0 ports, and 4x COM ports. Best of all, all data ports come with a screw-lock mechanism so you can rest assured that cables are always secured. The POC-500 series models are available in two CPU variants: the V1807B (45W) variant is for high computing power demand, while the V1605B (15W) variant is designed for rugged fanless operation.

The arrival of the POC-500 series signals a new breed of ultra-compact embedded controller with better I/O design, extraordinary ruggedness, and significantly more CPU/GPU oomph for versatile applications.

Key features include:

  • AMD Ryzen embedded V1000 series quad-core 15W/45W CPU
  • -25°C~70°C rugged wide-temperature operation
  • 4x Gigabit PoE+ ports with screw-lock
  • 4x USB 3.0 ports with screw-lock
  • 2 2280 M key NVMe (Gen3 x4) socket for fast storage access
  • DVI + VGA dual display outputs
  • Front I/O access and DIN-Rail mounting design
  • MezIO compatible

Fanless heavy-duty, rack-mount panel PC for ultra-harsh conditions

Backplane Systems Technology is proud to introduce Winmate’s new heavy-duty military-grade rack mount panel PC, the fanless 20.1-inch LCD R20IB3S-RKA2ML.

Winmate’s military-grade products are designed for durability, and the R20IB3S-RKA2ML is no different. With anti-corrosion housing, a standard operating temperature range of 0°C ~ 60°C, optional wide range of -10°C-70°C, and meeting MIL-STD-810F/G vibration, humidity, and transit drop standards, this panel PC is built to endure.

Within the fanless PC sits a low-power, high-performance Intel Celeron N2930 2.16GHz processor for consistent operation. Outside sits convenient on-screen display controls, a built-in light sensor for automatic brightness control, military-grade power connector (MIL-DTL-38999/1), and a rack mount mechanical design for easy installation and straightforward use in demanding environments. And if possible electromagnetic interference is a concern, this PC even comes with the option of upgrading to an EMI mesh resistive touch screen.

Finally, in terms of I/O, the R20IB3S-RKA2ML features a standard 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 2x RJ-45, 1x VGA, and optional 1x RS232 to facilitate connectivity. It also supports up to 256GB of storage (mSATA SSD, default 64GB) and 8GB of RAM (SO-DIMM DDR3 1666, default 4GB).

Key features are:

  • 1-inch LCD (1600 x 1200)
  • Intel Celeron N2930 2.16GHz processor
  • Fanless, with anti-corrosion housing
  • Compliant with MIL-STD-810G/F
  • Flush rack/rack-mount mechanical design (9U)
  • Convenient on-screen display controls
  • AC 110~240V power input default/isolation DC 9~36V power input (optional)
  • Built-in light sensor for auto brightness control
  • Military-grade power connector (MIL-DTL-38999/1)

Backplane Systems Technology celebrates its 30th anniversary

Backplane Systems Technology is entering its 30th year of service in the industrial technology sector with a bright face and fresh branding—rejuvenating its logo as it celebrate the ways in which the industry has grown, and it has  grown with it.

Backplane Systems Technology (BST) was created on the 13th of March, 1989, in response to Australia’s growing demand for custom backplanes in the industrial control and automation sectors. Since that day, it has been an Australian-owned and operated provider of high-quality industrial technology—growing to specialise in the rugged-embedded field.

When it started business in the 80s, its focus was on backplanes, PLCs, and the niche market of systems integrators who were in increasing need of custom solutions. As a small business, BST’s experience in the Australian market has been an exciting one; with its close team, it has been able to form close, long-term connections with its customers and suppliers, while still reacting quickly to changes in the market and to newly introduced technologies. The industrial-grade computer age introduced x86 platforms, which led to the development of the smaller, faster, and more rugged PCs of today that have entered the market in tandem with the driving force of mobile applications.

Demand has grown worldwide for artificial intelligence-based solutions like autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and autonomous driving, and BST is proud to say that over the past 30 years, it has  consistently been able to meet the changing demands of the industry and overcome whatever troubles have drifted its way. Its specialties have expanded with the industry’s growth, and now include rugged-embedded mobile computing.

The BST website was created with its  product range in mind as a database system. While this was effective on the back-end for managing its  goods, BST would be the first to admit this was an unwieldy solution and recognise that as a reflection of our dedication to customer connections and ease of use, and of its ability to keep up with this ever-developing industry, it must be updated. As such, with its new branding also comes its new website, geared towards customers.

Having reached this milestone, it is  now looking forward to a future in which BST doubles down on its customer focus, utilising its unique product range to help the Australian businesses who rely on BST and its for their own work in Australia and expanding into the world market. Because it deals directly with manufacturers and the design engineers who craft the components of its custom systems, BST isn’t just a reseller — it has the technical and design support available to assist customers at every level. It is this customer support focus that it has dedicated itself to with its new branding, in 2019 and all the coming years beyond.