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The Slim, Rugged and Fanless Box Computers Adopted for Semi-Outdoor Application


Customer Background

The CPC Corporation is Taiwan’s leading enterprise, with approximately 14,977 employees and various functional units around the island. As a state-run enterprise responsible for the development and supply of petroleum and natural gas, CPC is a cornerstone of Taiwan’s petrochemical industry.


As the No. 1 gas supplier in Taiwan, CPC gas stations must provide speedy and comprehensive services. To ensure operational efficiency in semi-outdoor environments, and considering the environmental challenges associated with gas stations, a high-performance POS system with sufficient resistance/tolerance to water, dust, shock, and oil is essential. The CPC Corporation required a fanless POS system with thedurability to withstand outdoor environments in order to limit mechanical failures. However, because the CPC also needed to protect their customer database from unauthorized employee access, traditional POS systems were inappropriate.


After evaluating the CPC’s requirements and use environments, Advantech recommend its ABox computer with diverse I/O for connecting an external monitor and keyboard to provide a system that could function as a POS terminal. This strategy would enable managers to lock the computer in the checkout counter and thereby prevent unauthorized access to confidential financial information.

After conducting extensive tests and evaluations, the CPC was satisfied by the performance of Advantech’s ABox solution. The system’s fanless aluminum housing ensures not only ruggedness and increased heat dissipation, but also water, dust, shock, and oil resistance/tolerance, making it the ideal solution for outdoor environments. The ABox Series computers are equipped with the latest Intel processor to deliver the extreme performance required, and their ultra-compact design saves installation space.


  • Powerful computing performance facilitates the provision of excellent customer service
  • Fanless design ensures sufficient water, dust, and oil resistance for outdoor applications
  • Aluminum housing increases ruggedness and heat dissipation for an extended product life
  • Rich I/O supports various media outputs for diverse applications