05 July 2013
Protection against data loss in logistics
With its new C12 compact industrial PC, noax Technologies AG is showcasing an industrial PC designed specifically to be used for logistics applications featuring an integrated uninterruptible power supply. The greatest advantage compared to batteries is that super condensers have long life cycles and are maintenance-free. The UPS does not require batteries made of hazardous substances like lead or cadmium, which present significant disposal issues and need to be replaced after a relatively short life cycles.
In addition to the environmental benefits, the UPS bridges up to 30 seconds of voltage failure, thus offering protection against data loss and interruptions to operations. Therefore the new industrial computer is best suited for use in logistics vehicles, as its integrated UPS ensures that the IPC will be continuously ready for operations, even when the vehicle is starting up or forced shut-downs.
The C12 industrial PC with integrated UPS offers a large number of settings: it will shut itself down, for example, if there is an interruption to the power supply, once all the data has been saved. If the unit is in standby mode, it can even outlast a power outage of up to six minutes, depending on the settings.
Due to its wide input voltage range of 10-30V, the logistics terminal can be directly connected to 12V/24V on-board power supplies. The integrated ignition key function enables operators to automatically start up the on-board terminal when they switch on the ignition, and likewise, to shut it down automatically by turning off the ignition – with a pre-programmable time delay, if desired. It is also possible to automatically deactivate the display or lock the touchscreen when the vehicle is in motion.
The ‘deep sleep’ function additionally prevents the vehicle battery from being completely drained. The entire configuration of the integrated UPS and addition functions can be easily set using the noax configuration tool nSetup.
BRAUWELT International 2013