Edge Computer Brings Reliability to Internet of Things
Logic Supply has unveiled its CL200 ultra-small form factor PC for edge computing.
Logic Supply has unveiled its CL200 ultra-small form factor computer for edge computing. The computer is surrounded by a durable cast aluminum enclosure and can be configured with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G connectivity to bring reliability to the Internet of Things.
Both models in the series, measuring 83 × 116 × 34 mm, are powered by an Intel Apollo Lake Celeron processor. The CL200 base model, running on Linux Ubuntu 16.04, features 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of onboard storage. The CL210 has 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and can be configured with Ubuntu or Windows 10 IoT. A built-in MicroSD card slot on both models provides additional removable storage.
Input/output on the CL200 includes one mini DisplayPort capable of 1080p or 4K resolution, one Gigabit LAN port, and two USB 3.0 ports. The CL210 features two mini DisplayPorts capable of dual 1080p or single 4K resolution, dual Gigabit LAN ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Both systems have an additional USB 2.0 port and an RS-232 box header on the bottom. They are configurable with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Logic Supply's Extrovert 4G LTE capability.
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