Rugged PC Serves Power Substations

Article Source LinuxDevices
July 13, 2009, 2:55 pm

Advantech announced a fanless PC designed for power-substation automation, touted for its IEC 61850-3 and IEEE 1613 compliance for environmental and networking standards. The Linux-compatible UNO-4672 uses a Pentium M or Celeron M, and offers dual power supplies and six LAN ports, says the company.

The UNO-4672’s IEC 61850-3 certification ensures environmental and EMI immunity for network devices used in power substations, while IEE 1613 covers environmental and testing requirements for networking devices in substations, says Advantech. Combined with the computer’s ample I/O, support for these standards ensures that the UNO-4672 can reliably interoperate with the many different types of devices found in substations, says the company. The device is said to be able to act as a LAN gateway, as well as a controller or protocol server…

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