Custom-designed, advanced display HMI systems

Ocular Inc., a provider of LCD solutions for the embedded computing and communications marketplaces, has introduced two new lines of human machine interface (HMI) systems at the ISA show in Houston, TX. The systems feature Ocular's advanced display technology and x86 or ARM processors.

10/15/2008


Ocular Inc., a provider of LCD solutions for the embedded computing and communications marketplaces, has introduced two new lines of human machine interface (HMI) systems featuring Ocular's advanced display technology and x86 or ARM processors.

Announced at the ISA show in Houston, TX, this week, Ocular's Cascade line of HMI systems feature ARM9 processors, while the Denali HMI systems offer x86 processors. Both HMI product lines also include Ocular's Crystal Touch projected capacitive touch screens, a next-generation technology suited to embedded applications in harsh environments. In addition, Ocular can customize and/or ruggedize its HMI systems to meet unique application requirements.

Cascade ARM systems

The Cascade ARM-based HMI platforms feature processor speeds ranging from 266 to 533 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, 128 MB of flash memory, and a Crystal Touch capacitive touch screen that provides significantly improved durability and optical clarity for embedded applications. For network integration, the Cascade HMI platforms include a variety of communication options such as serial I/O, Ethernet, USB, and wireless protocols. Enhanced full-color TFT displays are available in a variety of sizes.




Cascade 10.4 steel panel mount PC
Source: Ocular

The first two members of the Cascade HMI product line are the Cascade 4300 with a 4.3-in. TFT display and the Cascade 5700 which features a 5.7-in. TFT display in either QVGA (320x240) or VGA (680 x 480) resolutions.

Denali x86-based systems
The Denali HMI systems feature an x86 processor running at 1.0 GHz, with one 1 GB or more of RAM. Crystal Touch capacitive touch screens and enhanced TFT displays are also integrated into the Denali platforms. Industrial panel-mounted PCs and fully sealed enclosures for automotive and marine applications are also available. The Denali 7000 is a ruggedized Win CE platform specifically designed for hostile environments. The fully sealed enclosure of the 7-in. WVGA TFT with Crystal Touch capacitive touch screen meets the SAE J1455 automotive specification for both low and high temperature application. The Denali 1040 is a panel PC for industrial environments. The 1040's 1.0 GHz x86 processor can run any Windows or Linux operating system.

For more information: www.ocularlcd.com

– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
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