Since IBM popularized the Personal Computer, manufacturing companies have struggled with the best way to deploy a PC on the plant floor. OP/Station offers numerous solutions to this problem:
1. Put the PC in an enclosure - local to the application. The computer can be either an Industrial Grade PC or a Standard Desktop machine. For a configuration of this type, consider the microOP/PC.
2. Locate your PCs in a controlled environment (perhaps in a rack) and use KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) technology to connect to your operator interface. This configuration offers the advantage of easy access to your PCs for maintenance, upgrades, etc. A simple CATx cable is run from the KVM end at the rack to the KVM end in the workstation. Quite often our customers choose a microOP Viewstation for this operator interface.
OP/Station also offers a rugged rack-style enclosure and can assist with specifying, mounting, and cabling of your PCs into one of our 700-series cabinets.
3. An increasingly requested option is the use of thin client computing which incorporates a server running Microsoft Terminal Services connected to a number of "rugged bricks" located in the field. These rugged units contain no moving parts and can be placed in virtually in any style OP/Station enclosure. They are often found in the popular microOP/ATM.
At OP/Station we are experts in helping you design and choose the best architecture for your application!
Call us at 732-922-6611, x210 with your requirements and questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or request a quote from our website at www.opstation.com/quote.php