Demanding and industrial environments can often cause electrical and computer components to malfunction or fail completely. One such environmental challenge is maintaining the performance and reliability of computer-based data storage. Vartech Systems has met this challenge with the implementation of RAID 5 support in their line of rugged, all-in-one panel pc computer systems. Featuring NEMA 4 IP65 and NEMA 4X IP66 construction, these rugged LCD and LED panel computers exceed performance expectation in industries such as transportation, automation, packaging and assembly lines, visual inspection stations, oil / drilling rigs, surface mining as well as control rooms.
RAID 5 is a storage technology combining multiple disk drive components into a single, redundancy, data-backup and retrieval system. RAID 5 uses block-level striping with parity data across a minimum of 3 disk drives. This RAID level utilizes a parity check bit to analyze whether data has been lost or altered. One of the greatest strengths of RAID 5, other than its performance and data protection, is the ability for hot-swappable disk drive replacements during operation in case of a disk failure. This means less down time during production increasing overall efficiency as well as insuring safeguards against lost or corrupted information.
This level of RAID protection is now available on select Vartech Systems’ panel pc computers including NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X panel pcs, sunlight readable panel pcs and iCore processor based panel pcs for screen sizes 15 Inches and up. All of Vartech’s panel pc computers also come standard with resistive touch technology eliminating the need for a mouse and keyboard.