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20 January 2014

Always On: Box PC for Wireless Communication

09BL50W

The robust BL50W box PC has been developed especially for wireless applications in trains, buses, construction and agricultural machines or airplanes. Despite its compact design it offers sufficient space for nine antenna slots in total as well as a multitude of application-specific I/O.

Well-connected for reliable wireless communication

Equipped with four PCI Express Mini Card slots controlling up to eight SIM cards and a GPS interface, the BL50W leaves nothing to be desired in terms of wireless communication – even when there are frequent location or tariff-related provider changes.

The maintenance-free, conduction-cooled box PC can be used as a complete content or hot-spot server, as a diagnosis interface or for controlling fleet management applications or implement communication from the vehicle to the control center and internet in the train or airplane.

The BL50W is based on the T48N AMD Embedded G-Series APU with a core frequency of 1.4 GHz and offers excellent graphics performance via two DisplayPorts with Full HD resolution – for example for infotainment applications or human-machine-interfaces. If less or more is needed in terms of graphics performance and power consumption, any other APU of the Embedded G-Series can be selected.

Two Gigabit Ethernet channels are available on robust M12 connectors, as well as two USB 2.0 and five slots for serial I/O or CAN bus and a number of universal inputs and relay outputs. Two GB DDR3 SDRAM, an SD card and an mSATA slot provide the necessary mass storage capacity.Based on MEN’s flexible box PC concept, the CPU board inside the BL50W is separated from the interface board, which makes it possible to easily and cost-effectively adapt the I/O according to the customer’s wishes.

The BL50W is designed for fanless operation in the extended operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, developed in compliance with EN 50155 and prepared for e1 certification.

  • AMD Embedded G-Series APU
  • Four PCI Express® Mini Card slots for WLAN, UMTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE, LTE, 9 antenna slots
  • Eight SIM card slots
  • GPS interface
  • -40°C to +85°C operating temperature
  • Certified according to EN 50155
  • Prepared for e1 certification by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

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