GF-BOX is a PC box with highly scalable control functions.
This version combines the typical functions of PC architecture with a number of specific control application functions (such as use of the VxWorks operating system with GAB programming environment) in a compact case.
The Intel processor power can be used for high performance control and automation.
Because GF-BOX can be operated with Windows XP (both Professional and Embedded), it can be used for many industrial applications, such as machine control units, data centralization systems, and supervision.
GF-BOX is equipped with a VGA interface (resolution 1024×768 at 16 million colors) for connection to external monitors and displays.
This version uses Intel Mobile class processors; such as the Celeron™ 600 MHz, Celeron 1500 MHz, which efficiently manages heat dissipation in order to limit use of the PC cooling fan.
GF-BOX can be fitted with a DOM-type solid state mass storage or a 2.5" HD for better configuration, depending on the application and operating system used.
Thanks to the complete series of available ports (Ethernet, USB, serials, parallel, PS/2, etc.), GF-BOX can be connected to the various peripherals commonly used by industry.
Optional custom interfaces and standard PCI and PC104 expansion slots provide maximum connectivity.
Available interfaces include CAN bus, RS422/485 serial expansions and additional Ethernet channels.
A number of functions, such as keyboard control, LEDs, and switch-on logic output with programmable timer, are useful for controlling machines and industrial lines.
Careful construction and mechanical design make it easy to install and give correct access to expansions.
Simple maintenance guarantees long life and reliability.