NEXCOM Fanless Computer Helps Reduce Number of Required Hardware on Work Floor

NEXCOM has released the fanless computer NISE 301 to help build an automation and control network with a streamlined architecture.

Fremont, CA, November 7, 2014--NEXCOM has released the fanless computer NISE 301 to help build an automation and control network with a streamlined architecture. Based on Intel® Atom™ processor E3845, the NISE 301 packs quad-core computing power and flexible function expandability onto a fanless, compact hardware platform with user-friendly front access to all connectors. The NISE 301 can consolidate the functions of PC-based controller, human machine interfaces (HMI) and industrial gateway, thereby being a key enabler of industrial Internet of Things (IoT).


Based on multi-core architecture of the Intel® processor, the NISE 301 can run multiple operating systems including Windows and QNX. Moreover, the NISE 301 can optimize performance of compute-intensive applications by allowing, for instance, deterministic control to run on dedicated computing cores. Meanwhile, the NISE 301 can support control programming and HMI interface, helping substation operators control and monitor manufacturing processes. With the multitasking and multifunctional capabilities, the NISE 301 helps reduce the number of hardware units required on factory floors, simplifying the deployment and maintenance of control networks.

The NISE 301 provides a unified architecture for function consolidation. Featuring two mini-PCIe sockets, the NISE 301 allows users to build compact controllers with desired functions through optional modular expansions. Functions including fieldbus networking, communication, internet connectivity and I/Os can be added based on application requirements.

The NISE 301 offers many user-friendly design features: the fanless design which can increase long time reliability; and a 2U compact chassis which measures 205mm wide, 80mm high, and 160mm deep and has all connectors aligned on the front side to provide the ease of installation. The NISE 301 also offers front access to interchangeable parts including system battery, CFast, and HDD/SSD, aimed to facilitate maintenance and maximize the uptime of the NISE 301.

About NEXCOM: Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in five major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains a stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the digital signage player NDiS series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the network video recorder NViS series. For more information, feel free to visit www.nexcom.com.

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