6/24/2003 - Kontron Asia launches a user-friendly HMI, KPC-157, which is optimized for harsh environment to be the best choice for medium duty industrial applications. It offers mounting solution such as panel mount and wall mount, for different applications. Not only can it display, but also compute, communicate, and store data. Being reliable, KPC-157 can be used for the unmanned control engineering applications and serve as a rapid status-responding watchdog. Either serving the tough jobs or restless work, KPC-157 by Kontron Asia always provides infallibility and reliability.
KPC-157 integrates a fanless VIA Eden 667MHz CPU and adopts 15" TFT-LCD display in light and rugged aluminum housing. Serial ports, dual 10/100 Base-T Ethernet ports, VGA, USB ports, audio, protected expansion PCI slot, CompactFlashTM socket and optional high quality touch screen are among its abundant I/O streams. The optional touch screen can elevate advanced features in the user interface with SCADA, HMI software. "Check with KPC-157 HMI versatile features, it implements the ergonomic interface to meet customers needs and reduces theirs learning curves. " said by Charles Chang, the Kontron Asia panel/ automation product manager.
To meet the requirements of a rugged Industrial Automation environment, the sturdy aluminum alloy front panel of KPC-157 complies with the IP NEMA 4/ IP65 protection standard. It indicates that this product is designed water-proof, against solid missiles, vibration and impacts. Furthermore, the watchdog timer makes the system secure and stable. Not only does Kontron would like to facilitate standard applications such as factory automation and manufacture processes but help their customers reduce the total cost of ownership. This is why Kontron want to introduce such innovated glamorous HMI under prosperous panel and automation market.
Kontron is a leading global embedded computer technology company. Kontron supplies a diversified customer base of OEMs, system integrators and application providers in the communications, automation, transportation, medical, military, aerospace, and test and measurement markets. The company helps its customers to considerably reduce their time-to-market and to gain a competitive advantage with products including high-performance open computer platforms and systems, single-board computers, man-machine interfaces and mobile computers. Kontron is a member of the Intel Applied Computing Platform Provider Program (ACPP Program). Kontron employs over 1100 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German Neuer Markt stock exchange under the symbol "KBC".
For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron-asia.com.
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