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AAEON Releases Ruggedized, Sleek Panel Computer for Automation
3/7/2013

AAEON has released a 15-inch touchscreen rugged panel computer designed to be both rugged enough for the factory floor and aesthetically pleasing enough for the home.(Source: AAEON)
AAEON has released a 15-inch touchscreen rugged panel computer designed to be both rugged enough for the factory floor and aesthetically pleasing enough for the home.
(Source: AAEON)

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Elizabeth M
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Automation can be pretty
Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 5:51:13 AM
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AAEON has released this for the aesthetically conscious automation deployment, and it actually looks quite nice as well as being rugged enough to hold up in a pure industrial environment. And with home automation becoming more prevalent, it can also fit in there as part of a contemporary design.

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Cabe Atwell   3/8/2013 5:05:52 PM
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As good as glass in for a touchscreen, sometime I would prefer a plastic one. One I could drop, ding, bump, etc. Then you'd have rugged.

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/11/2013 5:55:01 AM
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That's true, Cabe, plastic is a lot more durable. But I think glass looks a lot nicer. And how often do you really drop a screen or a computer? Hopefully not that often! (Although of course, dings do happen.)

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   3/11/2013 5:08:06 PM
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I suppose you are right. I most likely would never have an accident with my desktop. But tablets and cells is another story.

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/12/2013 5:18:24 AM
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Yes, tablets and cells could definitely use more ruggedized screens. I've never smashed up a screen myself but I have seen iPhones with smashed screens that are virtually rendered useless. That's a pretty expensive piece of useless machinery! I think in this case, the glass suits the design pretty well.

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Capacitive Touch
Jack Rupert, PE   3/25/2013 3:18:01 PM
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Since they are doing a dual target of industrial and home use, I'm surprised that they are using the capacitive touch.  Many industrial plant are now requireing gloves as a standard safety precaution, which don't work that well with capacitive.

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great article
lkjsdfie   4/24/2014 10:45:10 PM
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