MSC Technologies presents dust-protected Booksize PC with Intel Q170 chipset

Stutensee, Germany, (PresseBox) - MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), presents the compact BookSize B1-Q170 embedded system based on a Mini-ITX board with Q170 Intel® chipset and a sixth-generation Intel® Core™ processor from the desktop or low power desktop series (codenamed Skylake). The high-performance Intel® HD510 / HD530 graphics controller is integrated in the powerful processor. The on-board DDR4 SDRAM memory can be expanded to 32 GB via two SO-DIMM sockets.

The robust dust-protected housing of the BookSize B1-Q170 is especially suited for harsh industrial environment. The replaceable fan cartridge facilitates maintenance of the computer.

To ensure a high reliability, the box PC is equipped with proven, high-quality key components. The BookSize is manufactured at MSC Technologies’ factory in Freiburg, which specializes in manufacturing small and large batches flexibly. On customer request, the modular B1-Q170 can be adapted quickly with optimized cost to special application requirements.

The Remote Diagnostic Tool ReDi 1 from MSC Technologies permanently monitors the state of all system-critical operating parameters. This allows possible failures of the robust industrial computer to be detected early – before the failure of individual components – in order to initiate appropriate rectification measures. The objective is to achieve high availability of the systems to eliminate computer downtimes and to support a predictive maintenance.

The BookSize B1-Q170 features numerous industrial interfaces like GbE LAN, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Serial ATA, HD Audio, and the graphics interfaces DVI-D and 2 x DisplayPort (DP) V1.2. The computer can be equipped with a galvanically isolated GPIO and a CAN bus interface.

The PCI Express™ x16 slot allows the box PC to be expanded flexibly. In addition, one 3.5 inch exchangeable plug-in unit and optionally two removable SSDs/HDDs are present. The embedded system receives its power from an integrated 250 W AC 80 PLUS power supply.



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MSC Technologies, a company of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), specialises in intelligent embedded and display solutions for a range of different industrial applications. MSC Technologies, based in Stutensee, Germany, represents well-known manufacturers of TFT, touch and passive displays and offers customer-specific display solutions based on in-house technologies. In the embedded sector, MSC Technologies has many years of development and production expertise that ranges from COM Express, Qseven and SMARC 2.0 modules through to complete systems. It also provides wireless, storage and lighting solutions. With its consulting competence and full-service offering, MSC Technologies secures a competitive advantage for its customers with premium-quality solutions and long-term availability. The solution provider’s business focuses on Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and Eastern Europe. Avnet Embedded serves customers in other regions. Further information under

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