With the advance of digitalisation, IT systems are penetrating more and more new areas. Not so long ago, PCs only existed in offices. In the meantime, however, computers are helpful and in demand in many other areas. There, however, the environment is often not optimal for the sensitive electronics of PCs. Dust, dirt and moisture are the natural enemies of electronic components.
To survive in such environments, the systems must be protected accordingly. This is where rugged PCs come into their own. This is one of the reasons why the demand for these systems continues to grow. At the same time, their performance continues to increase. Just a few years ago, it was unthinkable that small and inexpensive systems could perform such tasks.
Prime Computer solutions for the Rugged PC sector
Prime Computer offers various systems that are suitable for use as rugged PCs. For example, all mini PCs from Prime Computer have a closed housing made of solid aluminium. The systems are therefore protected against dust penetration.
At the same time, housing is particularly robust. The PrimeMini IoT is extremely compact. You can attach this small system directly to monitors because it has a VESA mount. The entire computer measures only 17.7 by 3.4 by 11.4 centimetres. The PrimeMini 5 is also suitable for use as a rugged PC.
This system also has a VESA mount for easy installation on a wall or monitor. Contact us now if you are interested in rugged systems. We will be happy to advise you extensively about the various features and advantages. This way, you will find the right system for your task.
The advantages of Prime Computer’s mini PCs and servers in the rugged sector
The mini PCs from Prime Computer have many advantages when used as rugged systems. The focus is first and foremost on the design of the Mini PCs. The compact and robust housing even allows you to use it in places where there is little space available. Dust and dirt cannot get to the sensitive electronics thanks to the closed construction.
The fanless concept also speaks in favour of the Mini PCs from Prime Computer. On the one hand, it increases the service life of the systems. Fans are among the components that fail particularly frequently. As a side effect, this reduces the maintenance effort of the systems. Secondly, the systems do not generate any noise during operation.
This is practical in areas where people are working. An important point is also the integration into the network. In fact, no system today can do without a network connection. Rugged computers are often installed in places where no network cable is available and retrofitting is difficult.
That is why the PrimeMini IoT has onboard dual-band WLAN and Bluetooth. This simplifies the network’s integration enormously. Green IT now plays an important role for many companies. Customers want companies to be ecologically responsible. At the same time, energy-saving computers reduce energy costs.
With constantly rising electricity costs, this is also interesting for companies from an economic point of view. Furthermore, a green orientation of IT is helpful for marketing. Prime Computer’s mini PCs are particularly energy-efficient. Specially selected, energy-saving components from market leaders such as Intel are used. The advantages of PrimeMini PCs at a glance:
- robust and closed aluminium housing
- compact design
- VESA brackets for easy installation
- protected against dust and moisture according to IP51 – PrimeMini 5 and PrimeMini IoT
- no mechanical components
- completely silent operation
- fast SSD data storage
- low power consumption
- reliable and maintenance-free due to fanless design
- versatile options for network integration
- power-saving components
- suitable for a green IT strategy
The power of Prime Computer’s mini PCs
In terms of performance, the compact systems from Prime Computer do not have to hide from their larger colleagues. Especially when it comes to the processors, there are virtually no differences. With the mini PCs from Prime Computer, you can choose between i3, i5 and i7 processors from Intel. These multi-core processors are from the latest series.
The SSDs contribute to the high performance of the mini PCs from Prime Computer. On the one hand, these are used to avoid mechanical components. On the other hand, they are also significantly more powerful than classic hard disks. The SSDs achieve high data transfer rates and enable data access in real-time.
The PrimeMini 5 can even accommodate two SSDs. The interfaces are also important for the functionality of a PC. The PrimeMini 5 offers modern interfaces such as USB-C and Thunderbolt. The PrimeMini IoT has four USB ports in version 3.0.
In addition, both devices have HDMI interfaces in version 2.0a, so that the systems also support 4K. The PrimeMini 5 is available both with and without an operating system. On the one hand, this gives you a free choice of the operating system. When used as a rugged computer, a special operating system is often required for a special application. On the other hand, no bloatware is installed on the system.
For which tasks are the mini PCs from Prime Computer suitable?