Kontron Introduces M@C64 6.4-Inch TFT Display with Ethernet and CAN

5/28/2004 - Kontron Embedded Computers is proud to announce a new addition to its range of graphic display and user terminals with Micro-Client functionality. The M@C64 features a 6.4-inch TFT display with resistive touch screen and the terminal's CAN and Ethernet interfaces make it particularly suitable for use as a HMI in CAN-based networks with an Ethernet backbone. Further field bus interfaces are available from Kontron on demand.

The M@C64 includes an RS232 and a USB interface for service purposes and for the attachment of peripherals. A 300 MHz Geode GX1 processor and up to 256 MB of RAM ensure visualization and communication takes place without any noticeable delay. The operating system and firmware are stored on a CompactFlash card with a maximum capacity of 1GB. The terminal's front panel is protected according to IP65, which means it is able to prevent the ingress of dust (IP6X) and water (IPX5). A 24 VDC power supply makes the terminal ideal for industrial and machine-internal mains networks and it is also suitable for use in automotive computing applications. Other M@C64 features include an impressive operating temperature range, vibration tolerance, shock resistance, EMC and electrical safety.

The Operating System of Your Choice
Windows CE.net, Windows XP Embedded and Embedded Linux are available as standard.

The M@C64 is suitable for industrial applications due not only to its technical specification but also to the fact that Kontron is able to provide long-term availability, life cycle management, worldwide support and extended warranties. The Micro Client M@C64 is available now.

Micro Clients - a HMI Concept for the Cost Conscious
Micro Clients are cost conscious human machine interfaces. All programs are run on a central web or Windows server, so that only visualization and user input takes place locally. The advantages of this Micro Client architecture are the central administration and maintenance of software and the extremely high level of data security. Avoiding the use of rotary mass storage devices and cooling fans results in both high reliability and availability (low MTBF). This keeps the total cost of ownership to a minimum.

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 employs more than 1,500 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. The company is listed on the German TecDAX 30 stock exchange under the symbol "KBC." Kontron is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance. For additional information on Kontron, please visit: www.kontron.com or email sales@kontron.com

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