Panel PC 900 – The ideal system platform
The full range of Panel PC 900 processors – from the single-core™ Celeron® up to the quad-core Core™ i7 – provide a versatile selection of CPU performance levels to make it the best platform for any application.
The front side of the Panel PC 900 is a premium quality projected capacitive touch screen. The edge-to-edge, anti-glare glass surface and brilliant, high-resolution display represent the ultimate in sophisticated operating panel technology. Displays are equipped with a long-lasting, power-saving LED backlight.
The advanced design of Panel PC 900 devices provides support not only for multi-touch widescreen display systems, but also for classic 4:3 displays. Equipped with an analog resistive touch screen and display sizes up to 19", Panel PC 900 systems are fully compatible with the previous device generation with respect to resolution and display shape.
Many Panel PCs variants can be operated without fans. Together with SSD drives and/or CFast cards, the system completely eliminates rotating components, making maintenance work such as regularly replacing the air filter a thing of the past.
- Intel® Core™ i processors
- Projected capacitive multi-touch screen
- Displays from 12.1" SVGA to 24" Full HD
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x RS232
- 4x USB 3.0
- High definition audio
- 2 modular interfaces
- Integrated UPS
- Up to 2 PCI / PCI Express slots
- Anti-glare glass
- Excellent gliding properties
- Scratch-resistant surface
- Easy to clean
- Gloved operation possible
- Slim design
Multi-touch and single-touch
Touch panels have been used for many years to provide a way for operators to control systems and machines. Many devices previously operated using buttons and keys have since been replaced by more versatile touch screens.
The advantages are clear: Whereas function keys must be relabeled with slide-in labels when they are reassigned, this is possible on touch screen displays with simple software settings. At the same time, HMI applications have developed over the years to provide much more logical and intuitive operation. This not only makes interaction much faster, it also helps avoid operating errors by facilitating a clear arrangement of buttons and providing much more detailed information.
Multi-touch panels open up new dimensions for innovative HMI design. There are numerous gestures that might be used in an application: zooming in and out and rotating objects with two fingers, scrolling through lists and switching to the next screen with a quick swipe. The main advantage of multi-touch technology is how it makes operation more intuitive. It also provides an effective method of preventing operating errors, simply by requiring two-hand gestures for critical or potentially dangerous operations.
Lots of room for information
With display sizes ranging from 15.6" to 24", widescreen systems can handle all of the demands of today's HMI in industrial environments. With the expanded width and generally higher resolution, it is possible to include even more information on each screen – an enormous advantage for user ergonomics and error-free, intuitive operation of the machine or system.