WinSystems’ New PPM-C412 Single Board Computer Advances Performance, Extends Functionality and Longevity of PC/104-Plus Form Factor Systems

Next step in low-power PC/104-Plus-compatible SBCs provides abundant onboard I/O options in a compact, rugged footprint ideal for industrial and high-performance operating environments

ARLINGTON, Texas – October 19, 2017 – WinSystems, an acclaimed provider of industrial embedded computer solutions for 35 years, today debuted the feature-rich evolution of its popular PC/104-Plus-compatible single board computers. Its new PPM-C412 series for demanding environments and applications offers a broad spectrum of I/O features and the ability to expand functionality in a densely populated, standalone SBC solution. It delivers greater performance and a clear upgrade path for current PPM-LX800 users while providing full ISA-compatible PC/104-Plus expansion.

“Current PPM-LX800 SBC users will appreciate the PPM-C412’s superior performance thanks to its Vortex DX3 System on Chip (SOC), which offers a 32-bit X 86 architecture with dual-core microprocessor,” said Technical Sales Director George Hilliard. “An impressive amount of functionality and communications connectivity is packed into its small footprint, all engineered and tested to withstand harsh industrial temperatures and high levels of vibration and shock.”

The PPM-C412 incorporates dual Ethernet ports coupled with four serial ports, four USB channels and an LPT port for myriad communications options. It also includes dual simultaneous display outputs – one LVDS and one VGA – for Human Machine Interface (HMI) displays. Further, It provides 24 GPIO for monitoring and control, resulting in an I/O-rich, rugged SBC occupying minimal space. The PPM-C412 can be used on its own or in combination with the PC/104-PLUS bus to expand functionality and capitalize on its full ISA compatibility, averting the need to re-engineer system architectures.

The PPM-C412 extends WinSystems’ track record as a leading provider of PC/104 single board computers. It is specifically built for rugged industrial environments, with low power requirements, up to 2 GB RAM and an operating temperature range of -40ºC to +85ºC. With a 10-year availability, this new SBC also extends the product life of systems using commercial off the shelf (COTS) and proprietary PC/104 expansion modules.

WinSystems has engineered success in embedded computer system design and production for more than 35 years. Renowned product reliability is backed by the expertise and responsiveness of seasoned engineers who provide technical support for the life of the product. WinSystems solutions are known for exceptional performance, greater uptime, life cycles up to 10 years and faster delivery, shortening customers’ time to market. Proven product roadmaps, world-class customer and technical support, and a genuine commitment to addressing their needs contribute value over the long term.

Founded in 1982, WinSystems, Inc. designs and manufactures industrial single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules, and panel PCs that operate over extended temperatures. Product lines include rugged, compact standards such as 3.5-inch SBCs; PC/104, PC/104-Plus, EPIC and EBX form factors; COM Express carrier boards; and STD Bus products. These components are engineered for harsh, rugged environments, which include industrial IoT, automation/control, transportation management, energy management, Mil-COTS, medical and communications applications.

For more information, contact Technical Sales Director George Hilliard at or 817-274-7553, ext. 125.

Contact Information

WinSystems, Inc.

715 Stadium Drive
Arlington, TX, 76011

tele: 817.274.7553
fax: 817.548.1358

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