Toughpanels available from Balmoral Technologies allow users to view and control touch screens anywhere in the world via the internet. This unique feature enables troubleshooting from any remote location.
Toughpanels with a dedicated processor need a NetView and Control (NVC) option card whereas Toughpanels with a Windows processor have this feature built into the system.
The optional NVC card has its own processor that allows remote monitoring and control. Users can view and control operator screens over the internet from their PCs. The NVC card is a great tool for management or quality personnel in any plant to monitor production over the intranet.
NetView & Control (NVC) option cards
NetView and Control option cards are designed to plug into the extension connector of Toughpanels. An Ethernet port allows a PC located anywhere in the world to view any screen in Toughpanels in real-time as well as control the operation of the panel using a mouse in real-time.
The NVC option card can also be configured to send emails from the panel. Additionally, the NVC card enables the user to store up to 2GB of data in an SD card onboard.
Each NVC card has a static IP address assigned to it, which is issued to address the card/ panel over the internet/ intranet.
Toughpanels with Windows CE Processor feature a built-in Ethernet port that allows it to perform NetView and Control functions without the need for the additional NVC optional card.
The response time of the CE Toughpanel touch screen display would be slightly slower than the Toughpanel with an NVC option card because the latter has a dedicated processor to perform the NVC function.