When it comes to industrial computers, what most people want to ask is: what is the difference between them and the computers we use every day? In fact, if we don’t have a classification like this, we can’t trace it back to the beginning. During the Second World War, in order to cope with the huge and complex operations of the military, computers first appeared in the image of “supercomputer”. With the end of the war, computers originally used for military purposes became civilian, and gradually developed different uses. After countless evolution, personal computers (PCS) combined with multiple functions appeared.
In recent decades, the development of science and technology has changed with each passing day, and the function of personal computer has become increasingly powerful and popular. Intelligent human beings have used their brains to apply PC to the upgrading of automation equipment. However, although the original PC has high efficiency, it is not stable enough, which is not enough to cope with industries with strict process and environment requirements. Industrial computers suitable for different professional fields were born.
Personal computers focus on providing diverse needs. Ordinary people can use them to make reports, watch movies, play online games and deal with all kinds of things. Because industrial computers are used in industrial processes, they do not need to configure so many functions, but more emphasis on meeting specific needs. They need to maintain consistent performance in a specific environment for a long time. They can’t often have small problems like personal computers, otherwise they will suffer huge losses. In addition, industrial computer is the core equipment of the system, which needs to cooperate with other peripherals to play a role. Unlike PC, it is presented in the form of final product. If there is no high compatibility and expansibility for adding equipment, it is not easy to be adopted by customers.
Because the needs of each industrial field are different, industrial computers in some high-temperature environments may need to have better heat dissipation capacity, and may have higher requirements for dust prevention in some industries. For example, the ATM system used in the financial industry focuses on meeting the needs of security protection. When developing the system, we need to spend more effort on this feature, which will be tailored according to different characteristics.
Its value lies in its ability to provide customized system integration for different customers and different needs. Therefore, a small amount of diversified supply is a major feature of the industrial computer industry. Because the expected service life of industrial computers is 5-7 years, and the product cycle is longer than that of personal computers, the selection criteria for purchasing industrial computers will not focus on the conditions such as functional diversity, appearance and price like personal computers, but on the technical advantages and after-sales service of the brand.