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DAP Technologies 1502

Fixed-mount rugged computer with large display
(by Conrad H. Blickenstorfer)

The DAP 1502 is a fixed-mount computer with a large, bright display. It measures 14.1 x 11.3 x 2.4 inches and weighs about twelve pounds. It is a sealed system whose exterior housing consists of two solid precision-milled powder-coated aluminum halves with integrated heat sinks. The 1502 comes with a 15.1-inch 1024 x 768 pixel XGA TFT display that provides a wide viewing angle and has a bright, 400-nits backlight. A 750 nits sunlight-viewable version is optionally available. The resistive touchscreen allows for simple operation via custom software applications. Manual dimmer control allows 0-100% brightness settings.

Since a fixed-mount computer may be subject to significant vibration, the interior is designed so that all boards are securely mounted with multiple screws, and that thre are no loose parts or wires that might get in contact with anything. Wide-range voltage input (9-36 VDC) allows operation in various types of vehicles.

The DAP 1502 is a very rugged device that's been track vehicle tested. Standard sealing is IP65, with IP66 sealing optionally available. The device can be operated in a very wide temperature range of -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Depending on the application, the 1502 can be ordered with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor or a 1.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU (processor model not specified). Memory and disk conigurations will also depend on the choice of operating system. The 1502 can run Windows XP Professional, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Windows 7, or Linux.

A bank of connectors is mounted along the bottom of the computer: two USB ports, two RS-232C serial connectors, IEEE1394 "Firewire", Ethernet, and two additional DB9 ports for keyboard and multimedia. Optionally available are video-out, a CAN bus jack and two extra serial ports.

Wireless communication can include Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate as well as WLAN, WiFi, GSM/GPRS/UMTS via the PC Card interface (there are two PC Card Type II connectors).

Specifications: DAP 1502
Added/changed Added 06/2008, updated 03/2013
Type Fixed mount rugged computer
OS Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Embedded Standard 2009, Linux
Processor Intel Atom or Intel Core 2 Duo
CPU Speed 1.60GHz/1.66GHz
Standard/Max RAM 2GB SODIMM
Disk/drive 80GB and up 2.5-inch ATA hard disks OR CompactFlash 8-32GB OR SSD 16GB and up
Card slots 2 PC Card Type II (or 1 Type III)
Display type TFT 400 nits (750 nits sunlight viewable available), 120 degree viewing angle
Display size/res 15.1-inch 1024 x 768 XGA
Graphics unknown
Digitizer/pens Optional high resolution resistive touchscreen
Keyboard/scale optional external
Housing Aluminum, powder-coated
Operating Temp -4 to 122 F
Sealing IP65 (IP67 optional)
Vibration 5-500Hz/4.5 g RMS 3 hours XYZ (non-rotating disks)
Size (WxHxD) 14.1 x 11.3 x 2.4
Weight 11.7 lbs
Power 9-36 VDC (110/220 VAC optional)
Interface 2 RS232, 2 USB 2.0, IEEE1394, RJ45, 2 DB9, optional: video out, 2 more serial, CAN bus
Wireless optional Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, WiFi, WLAN, GSM/GPRS/UMTS
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