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Rugged Display Computer Features Capacitive Touch for HMI

DN Staff

December 2, 2010

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Rugged Display Computer Features Capacitive Touch for HMI

MEN Micro Inc.'s DC2 is a rugged panel display that combinescapacitive touch technology for human interface with a fanless,maintenance-free design.

DC2 is equipped with an Intel Atom1.3 GHz XL Z520PT processor, 1 Gbyte of DDR2 SDRAM and a 2 Gbyte microSD cardand offers high data throughput and memory capacities. DC2 can also accommodateadditional Intel processor configurations.

DC2is useful in transportation, mobile and industrial automation applications, thepanel-mounted DC2 features a 10.4 inch 4:3 LCD TFT display with a 1024 x 768resolution as standard, with larger screen sizes up to 19 inches as well ashigher resolutions and aspect ratios available. Specific applications includetrain driver cabins, buses and agricultural machines as well as information panels within a vehicle or at astation.

Standard I/O is comprised of twoFast Ethernet and two USB ports as well as four binary inputs via the 10-pinpower supply connector. The Ethernet interfaces have switch functionality toprovide Ethernet connection to subsequent intelligent displays. A temperaturesensor monitors and controls the display.

The unit's control electronics,attached directly to the back of the display, allow for the customized screensizes, alternative processors and various aspect ratios. The DC2enables more configuration options including the use of M12 connectors as wellas connecting additional interfaces, a GPS adapter or HD audio. A MiniPCIExpress card slot with an external antenna can be used for wireless functions,such as WLAN, WIFI, GSM/GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HDSPA and LTE.

The DC2 is equipped with a 9 to 36Vwide-range power supply and operates from -40 to +70C as well as at +85C for upto 10 minutes according to temperature class Tx. All components are soldered towithstand shock and vibration and are prepared for conformal coating. The panelcomputer is prepared for the e1 automotive certification and also correspondsto railway standard EN50155 with an additional power supply unit.
Rugged Display Computer Features Capacitive Touch for HMI

Rugged Display Computer Features Capacitive Touch for HMI

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