Industrial PC is a PC-based computing platform which is designed to be used in a rugged industrial environment such as extremes of temperature, humidity, dust, vibration and power surges. It is usually comprise of heavy duty cooling fans along with dust filters. It has higher dependability & precision standards and more flexibility as compared to the commercial PCs. It uses complex instruction sets, for instance x86, where reduced instruction sets like ARM are used. It is mainly used for process control or data acquisition. Some of the essential features are enhanced EMI filtering & gasket, higher grade power supply, expansion card retention & support, wider operating temperature and heavier metal construction.
According to study, “World Industrial PC Market Research Report 2024(covering USA, EU, China, South East Asia, Japan and etc)” the key companies operating in the world industrial PC market are Advantech Co. Ltd., EVOC, Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. Kg, Adlinktech, Contec, Norco, Schneider Electric SE, Captec Ltd., Omron Corporation, AAEON, Anovo, Panasonic Corporation, Lanner Electronics Incorporated, General Electric Co., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Bernecker + Rainer Industrie Elektronik GmbH (B&R Automation), MiTAC International Corp., Axiomtek, Kontron AG, Landitec Distribution GmbH, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Siemens AG, The Contec Group, Acnodes, Protech Technologies, Inc., Phoenix Contact, DFI, Crystal Group Inc., Vartech Systems Inc., Four-Faith. The key players are doing effective developments for providing the better services which further rise the demand and lead the market growth more considerably with the striking amount of share in global market in the short span of time.
Based on type, industrial PC market is segmented into panel industrial PC, embedded industrial PC, box industrial PC, rack mount industrial PC, DIN rail industrial PC and thin client industrial PC. Based on data storage medium, market is segmented into solid state and rotating. Based on touch screen technology, market is segmented into capacitive, resistive and others. Based on sales channel, market is segmented into direct sales and indirect sales. Based on application, market is segmented into fleet management, surveillance for public safety, machine control & monitor, automated traffic control and others. In addition, based on end-use industries, market is segmented into communication & network infrastructure, digital security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, energy & power, instrumentation/test automation, industrial automation & control, aerospace & defense, medical, transportation and retail automation.
The industrial PC market is driven by rise in demand for energy-efficient manufacturing operations, followed by increase in penetration of IoT across manufacturing industries, growth in emphasis on regulatory compliances and steady rise in the research & development (R&D) investments by manufacturing enterprises to shift from traditional manufacturing approach to digitalized method. However, increase in security threats and high initial costs pertaining to the implementation of industrial PCs may impact the market. Moreover, increase in emphasis on robust IT infrastructure and rise in demand for smart energy solutions are key opportunities for market.
Based on geography, EU holds major share, followed by USA in industrial PC market owing to large number of major players investing in the industrial PCs and rise in technological advancements. China and Japan are expected to witness higher growth rate due introduction of favorable regulatory support and rise in adoption of clean energy sources over the forecast period.
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