BCM introduces a Sleek, Revision Controlled, Long-Life industrial 19” Wide Touch Panel PC supporting Intel® 45nm Core™ 2 Duo processor with full FCC/UL Certifications and available as a barebones

BCM Advanced Research, a member of the Intel®  Embedded Alliance, has developed an industry first, fully certified, Intel®  based Panel PC (PPC) available as both a system and barebones for qualifying OEMs. The PPC19W-45GM is a 19” WXGA wide screen with optional touch and features high graphics performance, dual display via HDMI/DVI/VGA output, built-in HD speakers, dual Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi ready, VESA mountable installation, and user friendly easy access interfaces. This product is FCC, CE, and UL certified as both a system and barebones (for select OEMs) and will be ready for mass production in Q2, 2010. The PPC19W-45GM is qualified for various multimedia applications that require revision control, extended lifecycle, and a sleek (non-industrial) appearance for such industries as medical/dental, human interface applications in retail or self service,  intelligent Digital Signage, and Point of Sale (POS) applications.

Sleek Design

Unlike most industrial PPC units designed for the shop floor, the PPC19W-45GM offers a much softer and elegant look suitable for a non-factory environment yet maintains the Core™ features of an industrial/embedded product such as  extended lifecycle and revision control.  The ultra-slim design is only 2.75” thick comparable to typical LCD monitors and the plastic finish sports a high gloss finish.

Extended Lifecycle and Revision Control

The PPC19W-45GM is anchored on the BCM MX45GM industrial motherboard which has a 7 year lifecycle.  The same stability and control processes that customers have come to expect from BCM’s industrial board line are applied to our industrial PPC.

FCC, CE, UL Certified

The PPC19W-45GM is pre-certified in both system and barebones level.  Qualified OEMs can purchase the PPC19W-45GM as a semi-finished unit and add their own CPU, memory, storage, and O/S completing their value-add and not having to recertify the system themselves.  This is a major milestone for an industrial PPC enabling many OEMs to offer a sleek industrial PPC without bearing the huge cost burden and engineering expense of ID design, plastic tooling, and certifications.  Barebones are only available to qualified OEMs and subject to minimum order quantities.


The PPC19W-45GM integrates our BCM MX45GM Mini ITX motherboard into an optimized metal frame housing behind the LCD panel with optional touch and wrapped in a black glossy front bezel and rear cover. The system design is based on the Intel® GM45 Express Chipset with Socket P support and the Intel® 45nm Mobile Core™ 2 Duo processor up to 1066 MHz FSB for faster data transfer rate. The integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD supports Blue-ray, 1080P HD and outstanding 3D graphics performance for content-rich applications. The dual display capabilities are supported via external HDMI, DVI and VGA outputs.

External I/O

In addition to the video outputs, the PPC19W-45GM has one RS232 serial port and six external USB 2.0 ports in order to support multiple devices such as card readers, barcode scanners,  receipt printers, bill accepters, and mountable cameras to name a few possible peripherals. The user friendly design has two of the six USB ports located at the side of the display along with the power button, the audio, and the brightness controls for easy access. There are two Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports.

Installation and Package

The PPC19W-45GM is compatible with 100x100mm VESA mountable devices. The Panel PC is operated via DC power through the DC-in connector. A 19V AC to DC adapter and an anti-wobble desktop stand are included in the standard packaging.

Panel PC and Custom Open Frame Fabrication

BCM specializes in custom design and manufacturing for industrial motherboard and board-level to system platforms.  Without the front and back cover, the PPC system becomes an open frame modularized design which enables customers to integrate the system into their own Kiosk or equipment cabinets. We are able to custom design the metal for open frame systems to accommodate LCD panels from 7 inch to 22 inch panel sizes according to customer specifications and subject to minimum order quantities.

PPC19W-45GM Features:

  • 19 inch wide screen 16:10 LCD Monitor with optional touch screen
  • 1440 x 900 resolution
  • Supports Intel® 45nm Mobile Core™ 2 Duo processor
  • 667/800/1066 MHz FSB
  • Intel® GM45 Chipset with integrated Intel® Graphic Media
  • Accelerator 4500MHD Graphics Engine
  • Support Blue-ray HD 3D video quality
  • up to 4 GB DDR2 SO-DIMM 800 MHz System Memory
  • 1 x internal 2.5” HDD Drive Bay
  • 1 x Slim CD/DVD-ROM Drive Bay (Optional)
  • External I/O: 1 COM, DVI, HDMI, VGA, 2 Gigabit LAN, Audio, 6 USB
  • 19V DC Power
  • Dimensions: 19.25” (L) x 12.5” (W) x 2.75” (D)

For more information, please visit our web site at www.bcmcom.com or contact us at BCMSales@bcmcom.com.

BCM Advanced Research
An Industry Leader Since 1990 in Industrial Motherboards & Systems
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Irvine, CA 92618