The ASLAN Series by ARBOR
There is no doubt about the fact that panel PCs have become un-recognized heroes of faster computing. They aren’t really a symbol of cutting-edge technology sitting on the tables in boardrooms, they are far from being anything remotely similar to devices like tablets and smartphones, and they are certainly not utilized in topnotch applications that you use in notebooks.
Instead, you will typically find panel PCs mounted in offices, deep inside factories and industrial enclosures, where they serve as instrument of average computing and processes. So, in light of things, it was absolutely refreshing to review the all-new ASLAN Widescreen Panel PCs, designed and manufactured by ARBOR Technology.
What is ARBOR? That is a good question. ARBOR is a Taiwan-based tech company among hundreds of similar companies that have embarked on a never-ending mission to leverage new innovations and incorporate them into existing technological platforms. Established in 1993, the company started out in the area of embedded networking as well as computing. ARBOR quickly became a major player in computing solutions and innovative platforms. And it also launched its Gladius 5 and Gladius 8 smart tablets.
The ASLAN Series
ARBOR released its ASLAN series back in 2014. The company specifically focused their product on enhancing panel PC performance to boost connecting facilities, gather multiple streams of data from a plethora of sources, and harbor the technology required to efficiently keep up with processes such as controlling production in line with both current and existing platforms in the industry, especially 4.0 applications.
The ASLAN series was designed to integrate with super fast and intelligent networking systems, which transcend beyond machine vigilance and control.
ARBOR launched its ASLAN widescreen panel PCs in three different models that come in 15.6 inch, 18.5 inch and 21.5 inch screen sizes.
The design of the panel PCs in their entirety is relatively simple and user-friendly. The models have no lights for indication and neither do they have controls at all. Users can only access the panel PCs from the left side, which will give them an access to the devices’ two storage media centers. The rest of the sides on the panel have nothing on them.
The I/O of the unit is given at the back, which is designed to have a total of 4 USB ports; three of the ports are of 2.0 varieties, while the last one is a newer and a more efficient 3.0 standard. Apart from that, the ASLAN panel PC model also has 3 RJ45 jacks, 4 DB9 serial ports (which are standard), out of which two of the ports are straight RS232 and the remaining two are RS232/485, which have an automatic flow control and a DVI-I connector.
The device has also been incorporated with a three-prong power connector for 9 to 36 Volt DC and a standard on and off switch.
While it is true that there is yet to be an optimal design for the configuration of Industry 4.0 components, there is also no question about the fact that ARBOR is on the verge of creating one gradually, which they have proved by incorporating ASLAN panels with 3 individualistic RJ45 LAN interfaces to instantaneously enable remote terminal connectivity and M2M communication along with providing a solid support for an organizations cloud connectivity as well as its intranet structure.
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