Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
Computers are commonly used in the oilfield today for numerous applications. But for computers to work effectively in the rigorous oilfield environment, they must satisfy certain criteria. They must be certified for hazardous locations, must operate in extreme temperature and weather conditions, withstand severe shock and vibration, have a display that is viewable in bright sunlight and be easy to install and use.
The Model 2850 Class 1, Division-2 / Zone-2 computer meets all of these criteria and more. It features a dual-core Intel Atom processor and uses a solid-state drive for storage, enabling it to withstand severe vibration. The 15-inch sunlight-readable display with auto-dimming, coupled with a low reflection touch-screen, provides a clear and crisp human interface. Interfaces include Ethernet, 900MHz wireless with 1 watt transmission power for reliable use over longer distances, dual USB ports, and serial ports. An Intrinsically Safe (IS) keyboard is also available for applications where required. The Model 2850 runs on 90-260 VAC or 9-36 VDC power. Environmentally, it operates from -40oC to +50oC, is impervious to salt-fog, is sealed to IP-65 standards and can withstand vibration of 3G RMS. Its small footprint and light weight make it ideal for use on the rig floor or in vehicle mounted applications.