The MCP's main logic is contained within an on-board Mini-ITX computer with a VIA x86 processor, a 40 GB notebook hard drive. The motherboard has a built built-in video. Power provided by an on-board 12V lead-acid battery.
The MCP has a built-in sound adapter which outputs to Boston Acoustic speakers.
In order to provide connectivity to several of the MCP's serial-based devices, there is an Edgeport adapter that provides 8 serial connections to one USB connector on the motherboard.
Network connectivity comes from a wireless adapter that connects to a USB port.
2. Operating System
The MCP runs Debian GNU/Linux (Sarge) with a 2.6 kernel. Installation was performed by Jeff Rousseau.