KONTRON has released the V Panel, an HMI in panel format with processor capacities up to Intel Pentium M 1.1GHz.
The core computer is based on ETX technology, enabling scaleable CPU performance up to Intel Pentium M 1.1GHz with corresponding voltage and temperature monitoring. The integrated cooling allows passive, fanless cooling.
The display dimensions are scaleable from 254mm to 482.6mm. Up to 112 freely-programmable function buttons and 16 special buttons can be integrated into the display frame, depending on the display size. The system is also available in a stainless steel version.
In addition to Ethernet a choice of CANopen, DeviceNet, Profibus or CAN field buses are available on-board for cost-efficient connection to the most common field buses. The systems offer reasonably-priced connections both for classic field buses and future Ethernet connection at the field level.
Interface variants include four serial ports, three USB ports (front and rear), two PS/2 ports, one LPT port, LAN 10/100 and LAN 100/1000 Base-TX. Two free PCI slots and an optional PCMCIA slot are available for expansion. Integrated watchdog and power management functions complete the package.
The 100% industrial-grade HMI has a maximum RAM of 1024 MByte and Compact Flash up to 2GB, and can be optionally equipped with a hard drive. It supports the Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, as well as Linux and Embedded Linux operating systems.
The V panel series systems are computer supported, compact, high performance human-machine interfaces for tough industrial demands. They offer optimal shock, vibration and temperature resistance, as well as resistance against increased UPS conditions. Kontron guarantees long-term availability over five years.