The new SIMATIC IPC547C industrial rack PC

The new SIMATIC IPC547C industrial rack PC with its Intel Core 2 Quad processor is now available in the 250 GB hard disk version. All other configurations are expected to be available starting in September.

The new SIMATIC IPC547C Rack PC with

  • maximum computing power (Intel® Core 2 Quad processor technology)
  • attractive pricing

is available now.

Maximum performance at an attractive price
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The new 19-inch SIMATIC IPC547C Rack PC is equipped with powerful and energy-saving Intel® Core™ 2 Quad and Duo processors as well as the latest generation of chipset technology. With its attractive price structuring, it is ideally suited to the low-cost implementation of industrial applications demanding maximum (state-of-the-art) PC performance, such as those found in process visualization or industrial image processing. The SIMATIC IPC547C still has a maximum system availability, flexibility and compactness in 19″ IPC technology:

  • Optimal memory space utilization and data security with RAID5
  • Optional redundant power supply (AC) available soon
  • Extensive diagnostics and monitoring options
  • Universal use for industrial workstation and server applications
  • Host of integral interfaces and expansion slots
  • Low installation depth for use in space-saving control cabinets with a depth of only 500mm

The Rack PC is available as a control cabinet device for horizontal and vertical installation, and with an optional tower kit for use as an industrial workstation or server in the process industry and in engineering offices. Further functions include the graphics expansions options (dual monitoring) for demanding visualization tasks or front STATUS LED for increasing system availability.

Exceptional features

  • Maximum system performance thanks to the most innovative technology
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Quad and Duo processors with 64 bits (EM64T)
    • Intel® chipset Q45 Express with Intel GMA4500 graphics controller
    • Memory expansion up to 16 GB DDR2 800 DIMM (4 slots) with dual channel support
    • Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives 250 GB or 500 GB*
  • High level of flexibility
    • 2x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s LAN on PCI Express bus, teaming function
    • 9x high-speed USB2.0, of which 2x on front, 1x internal for software dongle, for example
    • Slots for expansion modules PCI / PCI Express: 7 (4x PCI, 1x PCIe x1, 1x PCIe x8 (1 lane), 1x PCIe x16)
    • Graphics interface on PCI Express bus: VGA onboard; DVI-D via adapter (optional)
    • Dual monitoring (2 x DVI or 2x VGA) via PCIe x16 graphics card (optional)
    • Audio (1 x Line In; 1 x Line Out; 1 x Micro)
    • Tower kit for converting the computer to an industrial tower PC (optional)
    • Pre-installed and activated operating systems: Windows XP Professional / Vista Ultimate MUI; Windows Server 2008 incl. 5 clients, MUI
  • High system availability and user friendly device design
    • RAID1 configuration (RAID controller onboard)*,
      data mirroring on two SATA hard disks also in hot-swap frame
    • RAID5 configuration (RAID controller onboard)*,
      striping with parity on three SATA hard disks for increased memory capacity and improved data backup in hot-swap frame
    • Fast identification and replacement of the hard disk in the event of a fault thanks to unique numbering
    • Redundant power supply (AC) (optional) available soon *
    • Lockable front door provides access protection to swap media, operator elements (reset, power), USB, air filter, and fan on the front
    • Monitoring functions for temperature, fan, program execution (watchdog)
    • Front LEDs for efficient self-diagnostics of temperature and fan status
    • Filter can be replaced on the front without tools
    • Replacement or expansion of PC components (e.g. PC cards) only with a tool (Torx10)
  • Industrial compatibility
    • Maximum processor performance (without throttling) at ambient temperature up to 40°C and maximum configuration
    • Dust protection through fan-controlled pressurized cooling
    • All-metal enclosure with high electromagnetic compatibility for use in industrial and office environments
    • Protected against shock (up to 1 g) and vibration load (up to 0.2 g) in operation
  • Investment protection
    • Installation and interface compatible with predecessor model
    • Support for legacy interfaces (PS/2, COM, LPT)
    • Guaranteed innovation cycles and long-term availability of at least 1.5 years
    • Guaranteed spare parts supply for at least 3 years

    * Probable start of delivery: September 2009


The SIMATIC IPC 547C offers system integrators, cabinet designers, plant constructors and mechanical equipment manufacturers a 19″ rack PC platform for high-performance applications and IT applications at the control and cell levels. It can be used for:

  • Process and visualization applications
  • Industrial image processing
  • Quality assurance / surveillance tasks
  • Measurement, control and rule-based tasks
  • Data acquisition/management

The SIMATIC IPC547C has UL certification and the CE mark for use in the industrial sector as well as in residential and commercial areas, and small businesses. In addition to the industrial applications, it can also be used in building services automation or in facilities open to the public. Thanks to its low installation depth of 446mm it can also be easily integrated into 500mm 19″ cabinets.


Standard configuration:

  • All-metal 19″ enclosure for flush mounting (4 HU) for high electromagnetic compatibility and mechanical ruggedness, lacquered on the outside
    • Prepared for mounting on telescopic rails
    • Horizontal and vertical installation is possible. It can be used as an industrial tower PC with the appropriate kit
    • Lockable front flap for authorized access to front swap media, operator controls (Reset, Power), USB interface, front fan and dust filter
    • Card retainer for PC modules for safe transport (vibration and shock)
    • Replacement of PC components (e.g. PC cards or HDD) with a single tool
    • Replacement of dust filter without tools
    • Dust protection through pressurized cooling with front fan mounted in roller bearing via filter
    • 6 mounting locations for installing drives
      • Front: 1 x 3.5″; 3 x 5.25″ or 1x 3.5″; 1x 5.25″; 3x HDD swap frame (low profile)
      • Internal: 2 x 3.5″
  • Graphics on-board on the PCI-Express bus, Intel GMA4500 integrated in chip set, up to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 16 bit colors
  • Interfaces:
    • 2 x LAN 10/100/1000 Mbit/s (RJ45, teaming-capable)
    • 9 x USB 2.0: 6 x rear, 2 x  front, 1 x internal for software dongle, for example
    • 2 x PS/2, 1 x COM1,  1 x VGA
    • Audio: Line In/Out, Mic
  • 7 spare slots for expansions (all long):
    • 4 x PCI
    • 1 x PCI-Express x16
    • 1 x PCI-Express x8 (1 lane)
    • 1 x PCI-Express x1
  • Power supply: 100 – 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz

Design versions:

  • Processor:
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
      2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 6 MB L2 cache with Extended Memory 64 (EM64) and virtualization (VT-x) technology
    • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
      3.0 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB, 6MB L2 cache with Extended Memory 64 (EM64) and virtualization (VT-x) technology
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300
      2.6 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache with Extended Memory 64 (EM64) technology
  • Main memory expansion of 1 GB up to 16 GB, DDR2 800 SDRAM (configured as dual channel for the highest performance from 2 GB upwards)
  • Graphics expansion:
    • Graphics card PCI Express x16, (Dual Head: 2 x VGA or 2 x DVI-D) 256 MB, to 2048 x 1536 pixels, 75 Hz, 32 bit colors
    • ADD card through PCI Express x16 slot (1 x DVI-D), for connection of a digital monitor
  • Serial ATA 3.5″ hard disks with NCQ technology:
    • Internal installation:
      • 1x 250 GB
      • 1x 500 GB *
      • RAID1, 500 GB (2x 500 GB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard *
    • Installed on the front in the low-profile swap frame (hot swapping in RAID configuration)
      • 1 x 500 GB *
      • 2 x 500 GB *
      • RAID1, 500 GB (2 x 500 GB, mirror disks), RAID controller onboard *
      • RAID5, 1 TB (3x 500 GB, striping with parity), RAID controller onboard *
  • Optical drives:
    • DVD-ROM
    • DVD±R/RW
  • Diskette drive:
    • 1.44 MB, 3.5″
  • Interfaces:
    • 1 x COM2 and 1x LPT on rear
  • Country-specific mains cable
  • Power supply: 100 to 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz redundant * (available soon)
  • Preinstalled operating systems
    • Windows XP Professional Multi-Language
    • Windows Vista Ultimate Multi-Language
    • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition incl. 5-client multi-language Windows
  • SIMATIC PC DiagMonitor 4.1 (available soon)
  • SIMATIC PC ImageCreator 3.0 (available soon)

* Probable start of delivery: September 2009

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