GE Fanuc Launches Wolverine Sunlight-Readable, Corrosion-Resistant Flat Panel Computer for High Reliability in Challenging Industrial Environments

GREENVILLE, S.C. – September 16, 2004 – GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc., introduced the new Wolverine – a 15" sunlight-readable, corrosion-resistant computer that is designed for use in the harshest industrial environments – at the 2004 Embedded Systems Conference, September 14-15, Boston, Booth #1208. HAZLOC approved, the Wolverine combines high reliability with superior ease of use and readability for applications in natural resource extraction and processing, chemical industries, discrete manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and other industries. Now available, the Wolverine flat panel computer sports a NEMA 4, environmentally sealed enclosure. The standard unit has Class I, Division 2; Zone 2; CE; UL; ATEX 3 approvals and operates at 0ºC to 50ºC. An Ultra-HiBrite™ display provides sunlight readability with minimal temperature rise by utilizing passive enhancements. Remote dimming and viewing enhancement filters are included to reduce sunlight loading. For reliable operation, an impact-resistant Near Field Imaging (NFI) touchscreen with anti-glare and scratch resistant screen is standard. A conduit cover with glands to seal I/O connections for NEMA 4 compliance is available. Designed for unparalleled computing in harsh conditions, the Wolverine features a 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® M processor with up to 2 GB DDRAM, a 40 GB field removable hard drive, Compact Flash, Watchdog timer, automatic dimming, and two (2) network options including wireless Ethernet. The Wolverine also supports an option for battery-backed power for up to 30 minutes. Expansion is possible through a PCMCIA slot. It is compatible with Windows® 9x, 2000, NTE, and XP. Measuring 15.9" x 13.75" x 4.48" and weighing 28 lbs., the Wolverine can withstand shock of 40G pulse and has a vibration rating of 28G peak, random. Rear mounting is standard with panel and yoke mounts optional. About GE Fanuc Embedded Systems GE Fanuc Embedded Systems, Inc., is a part of GE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan. GE Fanuc delivers 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 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 Infrastructure 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, visit or contact: GE Fanuc Embedded Systems / Computer Dynamics, 7640 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615, Phone: (864) 627-8800, Fax: (864) 675-0106, e-mail: # # # All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Editors: For more information about and photography of GE Fanuc products and solutions, please visit our online media center at: .