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ipcas hardware solutions at Embedded World

Today and tomorrow, we would be happy to see you and give you a live display of our produce. Visit us at embedded world 2011, Stand 129 in Hall 9 in the Nuremberg Trade Fair Center (Nürnberg Messe).

Summary of our product range:

Embedded Systems / Industrial PC LB3

Ethernet and USB I/O Extension

USB-Input-Device with temperature sensor

Floppy Disk Drive (FDD) Emulators

embedded world 2011: minimal video tour on ipcas stand 129 in hall 9

Visit us today and tomorrow, Nuremberg Trade Fair Center (Messezentrum Nürnberg)

Embedded World 2010
Thank you very much for your visit!


We would like to thank all visitors cordially who came to our booth at the Embedded World 2010 Trade Fair in Nuremberg.

We are happy you got the opportunity to contact us personally to have a first-hand look at our new innovative products.

All our products are uniquely convincing by virtue of their extraordinary versatility, compact rugged design, high functionality and easy integration.

Please contact us to get more information on our products and customized hardware and software development.

We will meet your challenges and would be glad to implement your projects to your best advantage.

View photos of the ipcas booth at “Embedded World”:

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More photos are available on flickr.

Our complete Hardware Product range >>

Universal I/O Adapter for USB and Ethernet

USB IO and Network IO

Universal Input/Output Box

The ipcas USB I/O, Ethernet I/O is the well-proven all-in-one solution for your analog and digital communication. (Universal Input/Output Box)
The device is ideally suited for extensive measurement data acquisition and analysis as well as for the needs of automation technology.
Its integration into existing system environments is easily performed without retrofitting.
All you need is a USB connection.

Due to its highly flexible, modular structure, the USB to Input/Output Box (and Ethernet Input/Output) is best equipped to suit any individual solution. 5 module connections are available.

Modular structure / Modules:

  • 8 digital inputs
  • 8 digital outputs
  • 5 analog inputs
  • 1 analog output and 4 analog inputs
  • 3x PT100 (4 wire)

Special feature:

Extended temperature range from -40° to +70° Celsius.

Due to its extremely wide temperature range, the USB to I/O Adapter can be operated under extreme temperature conditions. This enables you to use the USB I/O in the most adverse rugged environments.

The Input/Output Box is connected via USB. The voltage supply is also provided via USB. The power input is extremely low, so that energy consumption is kept to a minimum, so all you need is one USB. Optionally, the I/O extension can be connected externally to a 24V circuit.

The USB I / O, Ethernet I / O Box is a ideal extension for the ipcas Linux box LB3.

Photos: Taken at the Embedded World 2010
Network andUSB I/O extension ipcas Linux Box LB3 I/O

Further information for the USB and Ethernet I/O Adapter and the Linux box LB3 on the product page.
Or please contact us.

Centronics – USB Converter

USB Printer to parallel Centronics Interface
at the Embedded World 2010

USB-equipped printers are becoming increasingly popular on the industrial market.
Now, imagine yourself in need of spare parts for your conventional log printer when the suppliers are gradually running out of stock because the item is being
phased out – and this in times of growing reporting demands.
Well, thanks to the ipcas Centronics to USB Converter there is no need to worry
The Centronics to USB Converter easily connects to existing printer interfaces, saving you time and costs for refitting machines or interfaces.
Moreover, it is ready to run and enables you to print all kinds of log and graphics formats with a standard USB printer in black and white or color.

The ipcas Centronics – USB Converter generally allows you to connect modern USB printers to older parallel interface machines or devices to file log reports.
All you have to do then is simply replace your conventional log printer with a standard USB or network printer – without having to install time-consuming
printer drivers.

You can also easily output data on a USB Stick and change over to a paperless logging system, thus saving time, costs, and material.
Moreover, the data can be archived in a database and made readily available for further processing at a mouse-click. Alternatively,
also available with RS232 / Serial Interface.

Photos of the Centronics to USB Converter:
Photographed today at the Embedded World 2010 / Nuremberg Germany
ipcas Printing Solution: Centronics to USB Converter
Centronics - USB Converter
RS232 USB Converter
Visitors viewing the Centronics to USB Converter in action

The video shows the Centronics – USB Converter at Embedded World (ipcas exhibition stand 555 in Hall 12.0).
The laptop in the background prints log data. The converter is connected to the parallel port, instead of a printer. The Centronics – USB Converter collects the print data and prints them here in parallel to an old dot matrix printer (with Centronics interface) and a USB printer.
The log data is printed line by line on the dot matrix printer. The converter buffers the data so long until a full page of A4, and prints them out on the USB printer. That saves paper. Each log line can be tagged with a time stampstamp.

Until Thursday, you can admire the USB printer replacement in Action, at the Embedded World 2010 (Hall 12.0 Stand 555).

LINUX Box LB3 – Intelligent IO Ethernet Solution

One device – Numerous possibilities, Embedded System
with digital and analog IO’s.

The LINUX Box LB3 is a full-fledged industrial PC with a pre-installed Linux operating system and a DIN rail case mounting design.
The LB3 has been specially conceived for installation in switching cabinets of machines, plants, and buildings. Windows CE or Free
Dos can also be used as alternatives to the Linux operating system. In its basic version the LB3 is equipped with 128MB RAM and
an additional 128MB ROM (CompactFlash) which can be optionally expanded. Due to its numerous integrated interfaces such as USB,
Ethernet, serial/parallel interfaces or the digital IO´s and the possibility to extend IO’s with an IO Extension Box, the LB3’s
function range covers most of the applications frequently requested by customers. Among them are notable applications such as:

  • Telecontrol devices (RTU’s / Remote Terminal Units)
  • Log converters
  • Offline / Online – data loggers
  • Offline / Online – event loggers
  • Property management systems
  • Network routers
  • Platform for individual solutions
  • customer-specific implementation

Speacial feature: Extended temperature range from -40° to +70° Celsius.

ipcas LINUX Box LB3

LINUX Box LB3 with digital I/O

Take the chance to see the Linux Box LB3 live at the Embedded World until Thursday.
Visit us at Hall 12, Stand 555.

embedded world 2009

Visit us at embedded world 2009 in Nuremberg, Germany.

embedded world 2009 - Mach 3 to 5, 2009 - Hall 12, Stand 555

The embedded world is the leading international exhibition for the embedded community.

Inspired by the excellent results of recent years, we are going to present more innovative solutions in 2009.

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Photos from 2008
FAMOUS.Base With FAMOUS.Base, ipcas offers an integral solution for production (PDA) and machine (MDA) data acquisition and management.

Production data, working hours, process and cycle times as well as energy consumption can thus be efficiently recorded and analyzed.

FAMOUS.Base provides you with a cost-effective first base towards industrial processes monitoring and control. FAMOUS.Base can be combined in a modular fashion with any of our hardware products any time.

We also customize integrated solutions to meet your individual requirements.

Benefit from our 20 years of experience in the embedded field!

With our flexible converters upgrades of your machinery and equipment are hardly ever necessary.

According to our motto “Never change a running system” we prefer low-cost connecting to high-cost retrofitting.

Printing Solution Our Printing Solutions enable paperless logging of print and record data. On request, you may also connect a modern printer with a USB interface to a device with RS232 or Centronics interfaces.
Metering.Network Metering.Network helps you to keep your energy consumption under control. Cost-intensive cabling is no longer necessary, because we use the existing power grid for data communication.
I/O Solution - ipEther232.IO Our I/O solutions, ipEther232.IO and USB I/O, prepare analog and digital data fast and efficiently for further processing.
Ethernet Terminal The Ethernet Terminal adapts to its specific environment like a chameleon. Individual programming with an open XML structure makes it highly flexible. You may use one terminal for all kinds of applications. That means your Ethernet-Terminal can still be used under altered operational conditions. Once used as a PDA terminal it can be easily changed to a MDA or TDC terminal.
Embedded PC Linux Box 1 (LB1) Are you an industrial solutions provider? Then why not try our extremely energy-efficient embedded PC’s. The Linux Box 1 (LB1) is a ready-to-run embedded PC within a rugged aluminum casing that uses only 1,35 W at 100% CPU load.

LB1’s logical follow-up LB3 also provides a convincing choice due to its more powerful processor and its integrated digital I/O interfaces.

PPP Gateway - ipEther232.PPP ipEther232.PPP enables you to quickly and easily connect your PPP-enabled network devices with no Ethernet interfaces to your network. The ipEther232.PPP works like a PPP gateway for all serial RS232 devices. In other words, it is an external network adapter for PPP-enabled devices with serial (RS232) ports.
NTP Time Server - ipNTP ipNTP, the NTP Time Server, always gives you the exact time throughout the whole network.

Needless to say, we also customize solutions to suit your own individual hardware requirements.

Please visit us at embedded world 2009.

We would be more than glad to help you!

Mach 3 to 5, 2009
Hall 12, Stand 555
Trade Fair Center Nuremberg

Contact us:


Phone: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-100
Fax: +49 (0)9131/ 7677-78