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TBOX-3XX0 designed for Machine Vision applications.

What is PoE?

Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology was pioneered by Cisco engineers during the IT boom of the 1990s, but it started to scale a wide range of industrial application around the middle of 2000s. "PoE" describes any power-transmission system which uses a standard single housing Ethernet cable to transmit data and power. With the development of Industrial 4.0 and LoT applications, PoE technology has been a ‘boom’ development these few years. And we foresee, it will be a key technology for Intelligent manufacturing, SMART Robots, Industrial 4.0 and LoT market.

Typical Machine Vision PoE Configuration

Usually, camera in a given network is connected to a PoE switch or splitter with standard CAT5e cables. The switch is connected to a wall-based power source with a standard power cable and a PC-based data processing system via a 10/100/1000 Ethernet cable.

Now, a fan-less embedded Box PC with PoE ports can make things simpler and effectively. The cameras connect the PoE ports in the Box PC directly, no need the extra PoE switch anymore. What’s more, it can greatly reduce the system cost.

Benefits for Machine Vision Users

Since PoE cables transmit power and data along CAT5e cables that can reach lengths of 100 meters, they allow machine vision cameras to function in previously inaccessible areas like high ceilings, exterior roofs, freestanding poles and outbuildings without dedicated power sources. It follows that PoE machine vision networks are far more flexible and easy to set up. PoE devices receive commands and transmit data far faster than devices that don't utilize this technology.

Machine vision networks which use hardened PoE systems enjoy a lot of advantages. A fan-less Embedded Box PC with PoE doesn't need to take much technical knowledge to harness the power of this technology, and make the whole machine vision application easier and effectively.

TAICENN TBOX-3 for Machine Vision applications

TAICENN developed a newest compact & rugged, high-performance industrial Box PC. It adapts 6th Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, having advanced computing performance and low power consumption. The TBOX-3 model provides rich I/O interfaces, 5*GLAN ports (4 can support PoE features). Also, the Box PC operating temp. is -20~+70C, very suitable for longer-time operating and harsh environmental industrial circumstance.

Key features:

  • Rugged sealed aluminum box and large fin heat sink;
  • Optionals Intel Skylake Processors;
  • Supports 1*mSATA and 1* 2.5'' SATA SSD/HDD, memory up to DDR4L 16GB;
  • 5 Intel I211AT GLAN, with 4* PoE feature ports;
  • Digital IO: 16* DI, 16* DO;
  • 6* USB interface, 1* RS232, 1*RS232/RS485 serial ports;
  • DC 9~36V power input, over-current, over-voltage and reverse polarity protection;
  • I/O: 1*HDMI/ 1*VGA/5*GLAN (4*PoE ports)/ 6*USB/1*RS232/ 1*(RS232/RS485);
  • Operating temp. -20 ~ +70C range;
  • Support optional wide temp. -40℃ ~ +70℃ range;
  • Dimension: 236.5 x 150 x 60 (mm).

Related Model and links: TBOX-3XX0