Contec Americas Joins Intel Industrial PC Catalyst Program with Innovative, Rugged Industrial Computers


March 12, 2021

Contec Americas Inc. has recently joined the Intel Industrial PC (IPC) Catalyst Program. The program is designed to help users move to a modernized industrial PC environment and enable digital transformations without major disruptions to their business. Contec joined the Intel IPC program as part of their focused go-to-market (GTM) strategy to accelerate interest in the latest generation of IPC and to enable the Internet-of-Things (IoT). Contec is featuring its rugged VPC-5000-G factory automation computer and innovative CONPRO-H9320 industrial artificial intelligence (AI) computer in its initial entries to the IPC Catalyst catalog. Both systems are uniquely suited to support modern factory initiatives by helping users improve defect detection and manufacturing productivity, enable predictive analytics, and reduce overall cost.

The VPC-5000-G and CONPRO-H9320 industrial computer lines feature ruggedized hardware designed for 24/7 operation, a wide operating temperature range, protection against ingress of dust and water, a long-life cycle, and industrial-grade components. The systems are optimized to support the latest Intel Xeon and Intel Core processors.

“By joining the Intel’s Catalyst Program, we guarantee our customers that our industrial computers are best-in-class in terms of innovation, industrial durability, and hardware-enhanced security features. The VPC 5000-G and CONPRO-H9320 were engineered to last,” said Brad Jens, Executive VP Sales and Marketing for Contec. “We selected the Intel Xeon and Intel Core processors for optimal performance with minimal power requirements, long product life cycle support, and guaranteed compatibility with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC and Windows Server IoT.” 

Contec has 45 years of experience building rugged technology for industrial applications. They apply this experience to make durable, flexible, and serviceable systems suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

VPC-5000-G High Performance Factory Automation Computer Features

  •    –   High performance FA computer with Intel Xeon E-2278GE / E-2226GE /Intel Core i3 9100E /Intel Celeron G4900 compatible
  •    –   Highly reliable and long-life components based on 24-hour operation
  •    –   Support Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC and Windows Server IoT (coming soon)
  •    –   Long-term product availability and maintenance
  •    –   Up to 64 GB RAM
  •    –   Removable drive for storage
  •    –   Easy deployment and installation thanks to its dimensions (430 mm (W) x 491 mm (D) x 204.2 mm (H)) and desktop/rack mount
  •    –   Wide operating temperature: 5-40°C
  •    –   Includes TCG TPM2.0 for security
  •    –   6 USB 3.1 Gen 1 and 2 USB 2.0
  •    –   HDMI and analog display ports

CONPRO-H9320 Industrial AI Computer Features

  •    –   Supports 8th Gen Intel Core Processor Family, formerly code-named “Coffee Lake
  •    –   Supports Gigabit Ethernet
  •    –   Supports Cambricon AI MLU 100 C/D Accelerator
  •    –   4 USB 3.0, and 1 HDMI Out
  •    –   One hard drive supports cache of 4T video
  •    –   Supports up to 32 GB of RAM
  •    –   Power Input of 12V~28V
  •    –   Thin and easy deployment in 315 x 305 x 50mm



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