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Linux® Computers with Ubuntu® Operating System

These Linux® Computers come with Ubuntu® Operating System (OS) installed to guarantee hardware-software compatibility. You can choose either Ubuntu® Desktop or Ubuntu® Server and take the guesswork out of a reliable PC to run your Linux® OS application. These options give you all the power and flexibility of the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) world.

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Linux® OS for Industrial PCs

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Over the years the Linux® operating system has proven itself to be trusted and reliable. From its ancestor, Unix, as a mainframe OS, to dominance in the server environment with the popular LAMP web stack, to its ubiquitous deployment on countless IoT devices, Linux® is chosen by engineers as a dependable, secure, and flexible platform that gets the job done. Maple Systems offers the latest Long Term Support (LTS) image from Ubuntu®. This comes with a large community to support it and a large application repository to select from.

Getting Started

Step 1: Select Your Industrial Box PC

The first step in building your Box PC is to select the model you want your applicaton to run on. We offer three Box PCs to choose from. Each comes in a rugged enclosure with ample IO:

Industrial PC with Linux Operating System
  • Intel®Celeron®N2930 1.83GHz CPU, Ubuntu® desktop or server options
  • Up to 8GB RAM, 2 Ethernet Ports, 6 USB Ports, 3 Serial Ports, 1 Audio Out, 2 Video Out (HDMI®, VGA), Optional Wi-Fi
  • Fanless, Wall Mount

Datasheet 

Base Price Starts At

$790.00

Industrial PC with Linux Operating System
  • Intel Celeron® N2930 1.83GHz CPU, Ubuntu® desktop or server options
  • Up to 8GB RAM, 2 Ethernet Ports, 6 USB Ports, 3 Serial Ports, 1 Audio Out, 2 Video Out (HDMI®, VGA), Optional Wi-Fi
  • Fanless, Wall or DIN Rail Mount

Datasheet  

Base Price Starts At

$835.00

Industrial PC with Linux Operating System
  • Intel®7th Gen Dual-Core i3, or Quad-Core i5, i7 options, Ubuntu® desktop or server options
  • Up to 32 GB RAM, 4 Ethernet Ports, 6 USB Ports, 4 Serial Ports, 1 Audio In, 1 Audio Out, 3 Video Out (DVI, HDMI®, DP), Optional Wi-Fi
  • Fanless, Wall Mount

Datasheet  

Base Price Starts At

$1,570.00

Step 2: Configure your preferred OS

Next select your operating system. The computer will come with one of two Ubuntu® flavors already installed:

  • Ubuntu® Server 20.04 LTS - Perfect for web interface and other server type applications, this options saves hard drive space by skipping the desktop.

    Ubuntu Linux Server Interface

  • Ubuntu® Desktop 20.04 LTS - This option includes the intuitive Gnome desktop environment and is great for display panels, kiosk applications, or for those that prefer the ease of use of a desktop interface.

    Ubuntu Linux Desktop Interface

Simply use the configurator on the product pages linked above to select your preferred option.


Step 3: Setup your system

Once you receive your PC, you will need to plug in a screen and keyboard. Power on and follow the prompts to create your user andmpassword. If using the desktop environment, you will be guided through the process which is very similar to the process of setting up a Windows OS for first time use. If using the server option there is a default user created. We highly recomend creating your own user and removing the default user, or at minimum, update the default users password. Other setup tasks include:

  • Setup ssh access
  • Install any necessary applications
  • Configure any network settings

Applications

Linux Applications

An industrial computer and GNU / Linux® Operating System bring a world of possibility to your fingertips. The box PC can act as a web server, an OEE dashboard, a SCADA hub and much more. Here is a short list of possible applications:

  • Node RED - Low-code programming for event-driven applications.
  • Glade - Quick and easy development of user interfaces for the GTK toolkit and GNOME desktop.
  • AVEVA™ Edge IoT View - Linux runtime for the AVEVA Edge SCADA software.
  • Web Application Server:
    • Linux®, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP)
    • Mongo DB, ExpressJS, Angular, NodeJS (MEAN)
    • Mongo DB, ExpressJS, React, NodeJS
  • MQTT Broker, using Mosquitto
  • Ignition from Inductive Automation

AVEVA™ Edge IoT View

AVEVA™ Edge IoT View is the Linux® runtime for the popular AVEVA™ Edge SCADA software package formerly known as Indusoft Web Studio. IoT View allows you to connect to your AVEVA™ Edge project via html 5 in any web browser. The Box PC is the perfect platform to run this application. Give managers and operators access to the data they need when they need it.

Learn more about AVEVA™ Edge  

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