New products: Panel PC at SPS/IPC/Drives 2006; Flat panel for tight spaces



V Panel Express panel PC by Kontron has Intel Core Duo T2500 technology on a COM Express compliant, scaleable ETXpress computer-on-module (COM).

Scaleable multicore processors are among the features of the new V Panel Express panel PC introduced by Kontron last month at SPS/IPC/Drives 2006 in Nuremberg, Germany. Also introduced in the last month is the XGA flat panel monitor from Advantech .

Equipped with Intel Core Duo T2500 technology; on a COM Express compliant, scaleable ETXpress computer-on-module (COM); the unit features embedded multi-core process technology. It is suited for running real-time control, visualization (HMI), and other tasks simultaneously, such as security protocols and firewalls. Previously, these applications had to run on two or more dedicated systems. According to Kontron, OEMs need only one IPC for multiple functions, each running on a separate core. The unit is also suited for conventional high-end rugged computing applications such as industrial imaging.


FPM-3121G industrial 12.1-in. SGA TFT flat-panel monitor from the eAutomation Group of Advantech is intended for applications with limited space.

The unit uses a cooling concept that allows passive, fanless cooling at maximum processor performance. Display size is scalable from 120 to 17-in. Front bezel is stainless steel and can be customized for an OEM-specific look and feel. Industrial grade HMI has a maximum RAM of 2 GB and can be equipped with two CF cards and up to two SATA hard drives. Interface options include two serial ports, five USB ports, 1x DVI-I, and two LAN 10/100/1000 Base-TX. Two free PCI slots are available for expansion. V panel Express supports Microsoft Windows XP and XP embedded, and Linux and embedded Linux.

Also launched this month is the FPM-3121G industrial 12.1-in. SGA TFT flat-panel monitor from the eAutomation Group of Advantech. Designed especially for applications with limited space, the monitor also has a resolution of 1,024 x 768 pixels.

Unit includes direct-VGA signal input with a high level of compatibility. Onscreen display function lets users adjust the image easily. It has an anti-reflective screen with tempered glass and an on-screen display control pad on the bezel. Optional features include the ability to support industrial 24 to 48-V dc power input, transflective LCD, and a stainless steel front panel.

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