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Windows 7 & 8 Professional OEM recommended replacements   
Windows 7 Professional OEM and Windows 8 Professional OEM are going EOL on 30th October 2016 and licences will no longer be available to purchase after this date.
What is an Industrial IoT Gateway?   
Industrial IoT Gateways enable wireless connectivity of legacy and remote industrial devices with next generation intelligent infrastructure
What are the key features of the new Intel 6th Gen. 'Skylake' platform?   
Impulse are now offering embedded computing devices and boards supporting Intel's new 6th Generation 'Skylake' platform from some of our specially selected manufacturing partners including Advantech, Axiomtek, Aaeon, Neousys and ASRock. Skylake is much improved over previous generations both in terms of performance and the reduction of power consumption
The benefits of Dataforth DSCA signal conditioning modules   
Designed for industrial environments, Dataforth’s DSCA modules protect user equipment from lightning and heavy equipment power line voltages and reduce electrical noise in measured signals.Dataforth also offer a custom module service on all their signal conditioners allowing the user to choose their exact specification of their module including input, output and bandwidth ranges.
The benefits of Dataforth 5B signal conditioning modules   
Designed for industrial environments, Dataforth’s 5B modules protect user equipment from lightning and heavy equipment power line voltages and reduce electrical noise in measured signals.Dataforth also offer a custom module service on all their signal conditioners allowing the user to choose their exact specification of their module including input, output and bandwidth ranges.
Improve machine vision input/output response with Deterministic Trigger I/O Technology   
For machine vision and object inspection applications, it is important to capture a clear picture of the object at the expected position with appropriate illumination. In the example of a high speed production line, the position of an object is usually detected by a simple proximity sensor. The control system receives the sensor input as a trigger, and then accordingly generates output response signals to actuate the illumination device and trigger the camera.
How to supply additional power to the MAQ20 system   
Dataforth’s MAQ20 data acquisition and control system offers a load sharing power supply module which is useful for larger configurations, continuous standby operation and redundant power failover.The MAQ20 system is made up of DIN-rail mounted, programmable, multi-channel signal conditioning input and output modules which is paired with a host communication interface through a proprietary backplane.
What is NMEA 2000?   
Currently the accepted standard across the international marine industry, NMEA 2000 is much more sophisticated than NMEA 0183 in that it allows multiple devices to simultaneously both transmit and receive data.With the inclusion of marine embedded computers and marine panel computers into a NMEA 2000 network, the user can choose any combination of sensors feeds to be displayed in intelligent and intuitive ways.
What is NMEA 0183?   
NMEA 0183 is a proprietary communication protocol issued by the National Marine Electronics Association for use in boat navigation and control systems.NMEA data is transmitted from an information source such as a GPS, depth sounder or gyrocompass. These data transmitting devices are called “Talkers”.
What is ECDIS?   
An Electronic Chart Display and Information System is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations and is designed to replace paper nautical charts.An ECDIS system displays electronic navigation charts (ENC) and integrates position information from the global positioning system (GPS) and other navigational sensors, such as radar and automatic identification systems (AIS).
What is DNV certification?   
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is one of the world’s leading classification societies that provide organised rules and verification for the classification of ships and marine equipment. DNV’s services cover the entire spectrum of risk assessment, risk mitigation and risk management, feasibility studies, consultancy, verification and certification.
Transmission distance and speed differences between SHDSL and VDSL2   
A general inverse relationship exists between transmission distance and data rate; when the transmission distance increases, the transmission speed will decrease.However, there are several factors to consider when calculating the true point-to-point transmission speed.
What are Trusted Platform Modules?   
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a special purpose microprocessor that interfaces with your embedded hardware and software platforms in order to secure and lock down your computer system from both physical and electronic security threats.
Isolation features of the Dataforth MAQ20 data acquisition and control system   
Isolating power sources and sensor signals is the most effective method for eliminating undesirable ground loop currents and induced electrical noise. Dataforth MAQ20 input and output modules use multiple levels of isolation to eliminate common issues such as ground loops and signal noise.
What are the main differences between the Advantech UNO and ARK ranges?   
FeaturesAdvantech UNO SeriesAdvantech ARK SeriesFanless and Cableless DesignWide operating temperature rangeYes
Cedar Trail - Highly efficient embedded computing   
Cedar Trail is the codename for Intel’s 3rd generation of Atom processors. The new Cedar Trail platform is available with many new and updated technologies such as Intel Speed Step and Intel Deeper Sleep Technology, allowing for the highest level of performance-per-watt to date.
The benefits of AAEON's Boxer PC range   
Since its inception in 2004, AAEON’s Boxer PC range has been the corner stone of the Impulse product range. Since then, AAEON’s Boxer PC range has been expanded to over 20 unique systems with an extensive selection of specifications, designed to accommodate a wide range industrial applications.
Looking for a reliable and compact embedded PC?   
Based on the high performance Intel Atom N455 processor the ARK-1120 is an ideal solution for anyone looking for a reliable and compact Industrial Computer.The ultra compact ARK-1120 features an efficiently designed IP40 rugged aluminium chassis that measures in at W133mm x H43mm x D94mm and weighs just 0.7kg. For added convenience the ARK-1120 can be mounted upon a wall with a VESA mounted bracket or on the back of a VESA compatible monitor or display.
What type of touch screen should I use?   
There are five mainstream technologies of touch screen utilised in our industrial LCD displays and Panel PCs. The most common and widely used is Resistive followed by Capacitive, Surface Acoustic Wave, Infrared and the latest Projected Capacitive (PCT).
What ADAM remote I/O module is suitable for my application?   
Advantech is a global leader in data acquisition I/O module design and manufacturing, offering complete stand-alone data acquisition modules which are broadly used in industrial applications such as facility monitoring, industrial process control and environmental monitoring.
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