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Modular I/O and Advanced Processing Housed in MEN Micro’s New Box Computer

Press Release   •   Feb 27, 2013 14:03 EST

AMBLER, Pa. February 2013 – MEN Micro Inc., a world-renowned
provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical
industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, now offers the BC50I,
expanding its line of rugged and
modular box computers
. The BC50I uses the low power AMD processor that
combines high computing capabilities with integrated graphics functionality.

The new box computer can be used as an independent unit or
can be designed with a display, making it useful in a variety of industrial applications,
including machine control, surveillance, commercial vehicles and robotics. 

Because it is based on AMD’s Embedded G-Series, which combines
low power CPUs and advanced GPUs into a single embedded device, the BC50I is extremely
flexible in design.  It’s highly scalable
CPU comes in either single or dual core, and graphics parameters ranges from
various Radeon GPUs to none at all, based on system requirements.  The standard BC50I features an integrated 1.4
GHz T48N APU (accelerated processing unit) and an advanced Radeon HD 6310 GPU.

The wide variety of I/O on the BC50I, combined with the
scalable CPU/GPU configuration, makes the unit easily tailored to any specific
application’s requirements. 

Two DisplayPort interfaces, with a maximum resolution of
2560x1600 each, as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 ports and
two SA-Adapter slots for serial interfaces are available on the front panel - one
of the SA-Adapters can be used as an optional CAN Bus interface. 

The front also features eight LEDs for power, status,
Ethernet activity and user-defined purposes.

Inside, the system features one PCI Express Mini card slot
with a SIM card slot that enables WLAN, UNTS, GPS, GSM, HSDPA, EDGE or LTE. The
necessary antenna connectors can be made available on the front panel.

The BC50I is equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM and offers
SD card and mSATA slots. A SATA hard disk/solid state drive can be installed
within the housing as an option.

The system operates without a fan in temperatures from -40°C
to +70°C, in part due to its special aluminum housing with cooling fins that serves
as a heat sink for the internal electronics.

The new box computer comes with its own integrated 24 VDC
nominal power supply (16 V to 36 V) that can be switched on and off using an
ignition signal on the power connector. 
The run-down time after switching off the power can be adjusted by

Delivery is six to eight weeks ARO.

For additional information, visit
or contact Stephen Cunha, MEN Micro Inc., 24 N. Main Street, Ambler, Pa. 19002;
Phone: 215-542-9575; Fax: 215-542-9577; E-mail:

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About MEN Micro Inc.

Since its inception, MEN Micro has focused on innovation,
reliability and flexibility to develop
standard and custom embedded boards and systems that employ the highest
technology and innovations. The company provides a robust offering of highly reliable embedded computing and I/O
solutions widely used in extreme
environmental conditions found in industrial and safety-critical applications.

MEN Micro offers more than 100 standard embedded boards and systems based
on Intel and PowerPC with corresponding
BIOS, BSP and driver software as well as a host of custom solutions.  In
addition to CompactPCI, CompactPCI PlusIO, CompactPCI Serial and VMEbus SBCs, the
company’s products include DAL and
SIL certifiable safe computer
assemblies; ESMexpress, ESMini and ESM Computer-On-Modules; PMC, XMC and M-Modules as system-independent
mezzanine I/O standards; box and display computers; and network components, gateways
and Ethernet switches.

Starting with development, through design-in and beyond, MEN
Micro provides its customers with advice and support as well as environmental
qualification services in accordance with industry standards. MEN Micro is the US subsidiary of MEN Mikro
Elektronik in Germany, which has over 200 employees worldwide and is a member
of several industry associations, consortiums and alliances.