Dell today announced the launch of its first purpose-built industrial PC (IPC) products, Embedded Box PC 3000 Series and 5000 Series, aimed at taking the embedded PC market mainstream. Available this summer, the products are fanless, ruggedized and built to provide customers fast time to market. With a long history of rugged engineering innovation and extensive experience in OEM Solutions, the products expand Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio. Dell intends to bring the benefits of short lead times, enterprise-class lifecycle, stability, service and support to customers who it believes are underserved by current embedded solutions.
Embedded computing is now everywhere. According to a Technavio study, the embedded systems market was valued at more than $11 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $23.10 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of almost 15 percent. Organic growth is being fueled by falling component costs, improved power efficiencies, increasing business ROI needs and demand from the IoT.
However, the reality of long lead times, low device reliability, limited scalability, lack of security and manageability options and limited support hinder the development of the market. "Customers have consistently told us that current embedded solutions do not meet the level of cost-effective sophistication, scale and support they need for these to be a critical, reliable component of their operations," said Andy Rhodes, executive director, Commercial IoT Solutions, Dell. "Along with our new embedded products that can be ordered in quantities from one to thousands, Dell will bring our established business heritage to this new market: global scale, end-to-end IT and OT security portfolio, flexible payment solutions, strong customization and award-winning service and support."
Dell’s Embedded Box PCs are fanless, important as the fan is the often most common component failure in embedded use cases, and also ideal for environments that require little noise. They are highly reliable devices that can be used "headless" or with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Flexible and powerful, with extensive wired and wireless input/output (I/O) options, they run on Intel® processors. The 3000 Series is powered by Intel Atom processors and designed for space-constrained applications, such as retail kiosks, automated vending devices and vehicles.
The 5000 Series is optimized for performance and I/O scalability. Powered by Intel Core processors, it includes two PCI/PCIe card slots for adaptability. It provides high-bandwidth ideal for industrial PC and IoT use cases (multi-HD video streaming apps and high frequency sensor data sources) as well as manufacturing and automation control.
- Operating temperature range from 0°C to 50°C
- Designed to MIL-STD 810G specifications
- DIN-rail, VESA, or wall mount options
- 5-year lifecycle and OEM-ready options
- Global availability with Dell Support and Deployment services
- Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, Windows 7 Embedded, Windows 10 Pro* and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB and Ubuntu Desktop operating systems
Customers can take advantage of Dell’s global availability, trusted security and manageability options, and Dell Support and Deployment services including ProSupport which provides up to five years of end-to-end hardware support for the entire IoT product lifecycle, helping customers maximize their environment and minimize time spent on maintenance. Dell also provides flexible payment solutions to qualified embedded PC customers throughDell Financial Services, a full-service finance company that annually funds approximately U.S. $4 billion of IT equipment for Dell customers across consumer and commercial business segments.
The Embedded Box PC 5000 Series and 3000 Series will be available in select countries in summer 2016 starting at USD $1,099 and $1,699. Learn more online at www.dell.com/embedded.