PLANT

Smarter plant floor display


Getting the message with a BoxPC-100T marquee.
Photo: Arista

FREMONT, Calif.: Arista Corp. expands functionality beyond what a typical LCD message board can deliver on the plant floor with its large-screen BoxPC-100T marquee.

It displays anything from day-to-day operational visual communications to sudden changes in routine, urgent emergency notices, current notable internet news items and graphics.

Arista, a manufacturer of industrial computers based in Fremont, Calif., says the unit can be controlled through your network or the internet, across the building or across the country.

Integrated monitor mounting brackets on both sides (100 mm VESA Mounting Standard, front and back) allow the installation of back-to-back high visibility dual monitor installation.

The system, which will support XP Pro, Xpe, WinCE and Linux, includes: optional 1×2.5-in. IDE HDD, optional Compact Flash; PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse connectors; USB 2.0; and gigabit LAN.

Use the base model BoxPC-100T and BoxPC-100T-24T (24-in.) in harsh environments. They’re rated for 0 to 50 degrees C in up to 95% (non-condensing) relative humidity.