Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. releases the MELIPC Series of industrial-use computers for data computing, edge computing, remote monitoring and the integration of hardware and software technologies. The MELIPC Series is targeted towards OEMs and end users running general manufacturing applications, especially those who require a computing and data monitoring solution that takes up a limited amount of space. MELIPC is designed to enable and improve Internet of Things (IoT) on factory floors.
MELIPC models are: MI1000, MI2000, MI3000 and MI5000. MI5000, the flagship product, combines real-time equipment control and information processing. MI3000 contains a touchscreen LCD panel and pre-installed software that allows users to run it as if it were an HMI. The midrange MI2000 is designed for wide- ranged system expansion, and the compact, low-cost MI1000 enables companies to begin introducing IoT on their factory floors. All four models can be purchased standalone with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise 2016 installed or together with software as a comprehensive MELIPC data solution.
MI5000 includes two operating systems, VxWorks and Windows. It is compatible with the CC-Link IE Field industrial network, enabling high-speed data exchange at speeds of up to 1ms for real-time equipment control. It also uses Edgecross, an open software platform, to process and distribute data. All models in the MELIPC Series have Windows preinstalled and various software that allows for edge computing and high speed data transmission.