Advantechs Industrial Automation Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new panel pc specifically designed to meet the flexible demands of machine builders and factory automation. This 15.6 wide screen panel PC, with the latest low power usage Intel Atom D2250, has an iF award winning design , a projected capacitive touch (PCT) screen, a large number of IO ports, and multiple expansion slots for increased functionality.
The PPC-4150W features a choice between a standard PCI, PCIex1, or a mini-PCIe expansion slot which can be used to connect clients existing hardware without the need to change their existing hardware.
The PPC-4150W comes with an IP65 compliant aluminum die-cast front panel and a TFT LCD PCT screen with anti-scratch glass display, which offers better protection than traditional resistive touch panels. To further aid usage, the model features a widescreen with a ratio of 16:9, providing 40% more screen area than 4:3 displays. This excellent iF award winning design supports multi-touch to allow a more intuitive operation and enhance flexibility for software designers and better safety control.
The new design of the PPC model provides two pale blue soft-keys with Advantechs software installed. A home key which if held for three seconds will lock/unlock the display so it can be cleaned without affecting operation and an iKey which is available to adjust the backlight, show system information, and screen capture. Furthermore, these two keys are customizable to further meet the needs of clients and software developers.
For ease of use and added functionality and compatibility, the PPC-4150W comes with a wide range of IO ports including: dual GbE LAN, four serial ports, five USB ports (one of which is on the side for easy access) and a GPIO connector and four serial ports which can be configured directly from the BIOS, thereby ensuring that engineers dont have to open the unit to make any changes.
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