GE Fanuc Announces Self Contained PC - Intel Celeron Based Talon 8400

New PC Delivers Performance in a Small Package

Huntsville, Ala. – September 14, 2005 – GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc. introduces the Talon 8400, a small self contained PC utilizing the Intel Celeron M Processor to deliver a system that requires low power, but still performs in harsh conditions with an operating temperature of 5 to 40° C, optionally extended to -20 to 50° C. The Talon has three PC/104-Plus expansion sites making this a very flexible system for use in both new and existing applications. With a robust aluminum housing the Talon 8400 is easy to install anywhere with the flexibility of being DIN rail, panel, or table top mounted. A UL 1604 option is available for hazardous locations, in addition to standard features including fanless operation and an electronic shutdown with an over-temperature LED for system overheating. This PC features 256 MB of PC100/PC133 SDRAM, a 20 GB hard drive, and is outfitted with many I/O options, including two fast Ethernet ports, four USB 2.0 ports, an SVGA connector, one IEEE 1284 port, and four individually isolated RS232/485 serial ports. In addition, the Talon fully supports wireless connectivity by way of two open PCMCIA slots. “The Talon 8400 is ideal for a wide range of applications, including remote monitoring, industrial automation, military and aerospace, and communications,” said GE Fanuc Embedded Systems Commercial Director Lisa East. “It can be used as a stand-alone computer or as a piece of your larger system,” she said. Operating system support for Windows XP Professional is available with the Talon 8400, which has UL, CE, NEBS level 3, and FCC B certifications. The Talon is available now. About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems GE Fanuc Embedded Systems is part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more information on the Talon 8400, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, 12090 S. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL 35803, Phone: (800) 322-3616, Fax: (256) 882-0859, e-mail: # # # © 2005 GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc. All rights reserved.