New 7-inch, high-resolution HMI for mobile machinery

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New 7-inch, high-resolution HMI for mobile machineryBosch Rexroth is launching the BODAS Display DI4 operating and display unit as the latest addition to its BODAS modular system for mobile electronics. The new BODAS Display DI4 not only boasts a robust high-resolution 7-inch colour display but also has freely programmable features.

According to Bosch Rexroth, the highly versatile and easy-to-use BODAS Display DI4 is suitable for construction machinery, material handling, agricultural and municipal vehicles.

Designed and developed in the light of user feedback and practical tests, the DI4 is said to set new standards in the field of vehicle operation with an ergonomic and symmetrical design that improves its handling.

Standalone or integrated in the dashboard, the unit can be rotated in 90-degree steps, so all of the symbols are readable in any position. Its intuitive nature means the unit is easy to service with no need to rely on external service tools.

In addition, the DI4 offers extensive individual visualisation and allocation of functions through the CODESYS development environment. Other features include an ambient light sensor that adjusts the brightness of the backlight depending on the environment, as well as two hard keys for fixed functions and 12 freely programmable buttons on the surface screen; this enables the operator to use the device intuitively, without any visual contact with the control panel, by a pushbutton.

BODAS DI4 displays meet the demands of a range of vehicle operators and are available in two different versions, standard or professional. The standard version has two CAN bus interfaces, one USB interface as well as numerous analogue and digital inputs and outputs, while the Pro Version additionally has a touch display, allowing swipe-through functions, and Ethernet; in the future the Pro Version will also benefit from a Bluetooth interface.

Nick Mobbs, Project Engineer for Mobile Electronics at Bosch Rexroth, comments: "In everyday work, the simple and intuitive operation of mobile working machines is becoming more and more important. Consequently, there is an increasing demand for easily programmable and visual operating units which reflect industry needs.

"That is why we have expanded our BODAS range of modular systems for the mobile electronic market to deliver increased functionality alongside enhanced ease of use and servicing."

Bosch Rexroth offers a wide range of mobile electronic products specifically designed for commercial and mobile working machines. To find out more, go to

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