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New industrial PCs create a secure visualization system

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The Allen-Bradley VersaView 6300 PCs and thin clients (photo) combine with this company’s FactoryTalk View human-machine interface (HMI) software and ThinManager thin-client management software to create a complete visualization system. For mission-critical applications, users can deploy ThinManager redundancy or a VersaView 6300 PC running local and remote applications to help ensure reliability if server communications are lost. In addition, unlike most industrial PCs, each model in the VersaView 6300 family is individually designed to minimize or remove frequent points of failure like fans and connectors, helping reduce costs and extend the life of the PC, says the manufacturer. The new Allen-Bradley VersaView 6300P panel PCs are scalable to meet a range of performance requirements. They are available in display sizes from 12.1 to 24 in. and offer processing power based on the seventh-generation Core i3, i5 and i7 of the Intel Kaby Lake H platform. These units are available with analog resistive touchscreens, as well as projected capacitive touchscreens for applications utilizing multi-touch software. — Rockwell Automation, Inc. Milwaukee, Wis.