The Panel PC 2100 used in the Automation Panel 5000 is a full-fledged, powerful PC system. Its ultracompact housing has the dimensions of an Smart Display Link receiver. The cabinet-mount variant offers these advantages as well.
The PC design is based on the Intel Bay Trail architecture and offers an optimal price/performance ratio. With single-, dual- and quad-core processor technology, it represents a milestone for embedded systems. All Automation Panel 5000 variants have done away with internal fans.
Systems in the Panel PC 2100 series are equipped with high energy-saving processors that cover a wide performance spectrum ranging from single-core processors all the way up to quad-core. This computing power is otherwise only possible in a cabinet-mounted device. Graphics performance isn't lagging behind, either; features such as DirectX 11 are also supported. Even on a swing arm, the Panel PC 2100 is perfectly suited for the absolute latest SCADA systems with sophisticated graphics.
- Up to quad-core CPU performance
- Widescreen formats from 15.6" HD to 24" Full HD
- Projected capacitive multi-touch
- Optionally available with handles
- Flexible installation on top or bottom
To adapt optimally to the needs of each machine, keys and switches can be individually customized. The list of possible adaptations endless, including virtually any arrangement of standard keys, illuminated ring keys and push buttons in various colors. Custom HMI devices are generally delivered fully assembled. A custom keypad module is also available.
All Automation Panel 5000 devices can be upgraded to a full-fledged PC system by adding a Panel PC 2100, which is no larger than a Smart Display Link receiver. Connecting cables to the Ethernet and fieldbus interfaces is also extremely user-friendly since they are all easily accessible.
The Panel PC 2100 integrates all important interfaces, including 2x Gigabit Ethernet as well as 1x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0. Interface modules can also be added to take advantage of fieldbus technology such as POWERLINK and CAN. For data storage, MLC-based CFast cards are available that can store up to 128 GB or more.