AIS Debuts Rough and Ready CAN-Bus Tablet PC

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AIS CAN-Bus tabletAmerican Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) has developed a tablet PC for the automotive and industrial control market that utilizes the CAN-Bus interface for communicating with devices and machinery.

The CAN-Bus Tablet PC is available with the Intel Atom N270 processor and Intel 945GSE chipset. It also features a VGA in/out functionality, allowing for an external dual-mode display capability.

The primary feature of this 10.4 x 12.1-inch tablet PC is its use of the CAN-Bus, which is a two-wire interface that is specifically designed to transport compact and encoded communications and has a high tolerance for outside electrical disturbances. This means the tablet PC is ideally suited for specialized internal communications network that interconnects components inside a vehicle for automobile, bus, industrial, or agricultural vehicle, ship, or aircraft industries. It also sports a fan-less and low-power operation for extended use in harsh outdoor conditions.

The CAN-Bus tablet PC features an aluminum-magnesium alloy construction with individually sealed ports for complete IP54 waterproof and dustproof protection. The unit is engineered to Military 810F specifications. So it can withstand shock, vibration, temperature extremes, and humidity.

The system comes standard with an integrated lithium ion battery, utilizes high-brightness and transflective display technology (allowing viewing in bright sunlight), and features programmable buttons and HMI touchscreen technology for quick and easy navigation.

Other features include: Integrated 802.11b/g WI-FI and Bluetooth modules, and an integrated PCMCIA slot, to allow the addition of wireless modems and third-party devices such as GPS. It also has a CAN-bus interface terminal for diagnostics, ECU control, vehicle system management, building automation, railway, and military applications.

More information at www.aispro.com.

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