At the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg Kontron introduced a new series of durable, industrial multi-touch monitors. The new Kontron OmniView monitors extend the scalability of the existing OmniClient panel PC portfolio towards multi-screen systems and systems with distributed monitors.
Like the panel PCs, they offer projective-capacitive (PCAP) multi-touch functionality in a high quality 16:9 wide-screen design with joint-free glass surfaces. By extending the product portfolio, customers can realise multi-touch-based multi-screen systems efficiently, thanks to the availability of panel PCs and monitors from one single source with an identical look and feel. The new industrial monitors featuring IP65 front protection are also interoperable with any industrial PC.
Norbert Hauser, Head of Business Line Industrial Automation, comments on the strategy of extending the OmniClient Panel PC family with monitors: “Multi-touch and multi-screen solutions are a mega-trend in industrial automation. When it comes to multi-screen-based multi-touch solutions with panel PCs, machine and plant operators ideally want to purchase everything from a single source. We have designed our OmniClient Panel PC series in such a modular way, that we can completely separate the IPC function from the monitor. That results in not one product but three: a panel PC, an industrial monitor, and a long distance interface to bridge remote system installations up to 30 meters. Customers can assemble their specific configuration very flexibly – with, however, the advantage that system responsibility remains in one hand.”
Via the long distance interface for DVI-D and USB, the new OmniView industrial monitors can be installed at a distance of up to 30m (100 feet) from the host, which allows for flexible GUI installations on machinery and shop floor scenarios. With its high luminance of up to 300cd and matt glass front, the monitors offer excellent readability – even in difficult lighting conditions. Depending on the monitor chassis, mounting options for the new industrial monitors in 21.5”, 18.5” and 15.6” formats are either panel mount (installation) or Vesa mount (stand-alone). The monitors also boast a high level of connectivity. With USB for touchscreen control as well as DisplayPort, DVI-I and VGA connections they can not only be hooked up to the latest systems but also to legacy products.
The power supply is provided by a 24V DC connection. The new Kontron OmniView industrial monitors are specified for operating temperatures ranging from 0degC to 50degC and are available now. For further product information see the Kontron OmniView industrial monitor product page.