12/14/2004 - Kontron expands its line of scalable panel PC systems with the new high-performance V Panel, an HMI in panel format with processor capacities up to Intel& Pentium& M 1.1 GHz, which is distinguished by high performance and low power consumption. The core computer of the modular V Panel is based on ETX technology, thus enabling scalable CPU performance up to Intel& Pentium& M 1.1 GHz with corresponding voltage and temperature monitoring. The integrated innovative cooling concept allows passive, fanless cooling with maximum processor performance.
The display dimensions are scalable from 10.4" to 19"; in addition, up to 112 freely programmable function buttons and 16 special buttons can be integrated into the display frame, depending on the display size. The system is also available in a stainless steel version.
In addition to Ethernet, the new V Panels also offer a choice of CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus or CAN field buses on-board for cost-efficient connection to the most common field buses. These systems thus offer reasonably priced connections both for classic field buses and future Ethernet connection at the field level.
With a variety of interface variants, such as four serial ports, three USB ports (front and rear), 2 x PS/2, 1 x LPT, as well as LAN 10/100 and LAN 100/1000 Base-TX, it is easy to adapt functionalities to customer requirements. Two free PCI slots and an optional PCMCIA slot are available for expansion. Integrated watchdog and power management functions complete the package.
The 100% industrial-grade HMI has a maximum RAM of 1024 MByte and Compact Flash up to 2 GB, and can be optionally equipped with a hard drive. The operating systems Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, as well as Linux and Embedded Linux, are supported.
The V panel series systems are computer supported, compact, high performance human-machine interfaces for tough industrial demands. Optimal shock, vibration and temperature resistance, as well as resistance against increased UPS conditions are a matter of course. In addition, Kontron guarantees long-term availability over five years with complete system responsibility.
Kontron Embedded Computers GmbH
85386 Eching, Germany
Tel: +49 (8165)77-777
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