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Panel PCs offer multi-touch functionality.

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February 25, 2014 - Supporting full range of processors up to quad-core Core™ i7, Panel PC 900 Series features projected capacitive touchscreen with edge-to-edge glass surface. Displays range from 15.6–24 in. with full HD resolution. Multi-touch displays allow zooming with 2 fingers or quickly paging forward with swipe gestures. Many variants in Panel PC 900 Series can be operated without fans. Used together with SSDs and/or CFast cards, these systems completely eliminate rotating components.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.

1250 Northmeadow Parkway, Roswell, GA, 30076, USA

Original Press Release

Fast, Fanless and Flexible

Press release date: February 18, 2014

Panel PC 900 with multi-touch: The new flagship system from B&R

By taking advantage of state-of-the-art processors – up to and including Intel® Core™ i7 technology – the new Panel PC 900 with multi-touch functionality offers the absolute highest level of total computing power. Combining new display sizes with multi-touch operation, B&R’s new flagship system is more versatile than ever, even offering full compatibility with the previous device generation.

The Panel PC 900 takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art projected capacitive touch screen also used in the Automation Panel widescreen display series. With an edge-to-edge, anti-glare glass surface and high-resolution monitors, maximum functionality and an advanced design have been integrated into a single operator panel. Displays ranging from 15.6” to 24” with Full HD resolution ensure that every possible requirement is covered.

Safe with multi-touch
These multi-touch displays allow new and innovative user interactions, such as zooming with two fingers or quickly paging forward with swipe gestures. In addition, two-hand gestures for critical or potentially dangerous operations provide an effective way of preventing unintentional operator errors.

Compatible
Systems in the Panel PC 900 series are available as widescreen displays in addition to the traditional 4:3 format. Equipped with an analog resistive touch screen and display sizes ranging from 12.1” to 19”, Panel PC 900 single-touch systems provide full compatibility with the previous device generation with respect to screen resolution and dimensions.

Fanless
Many Panel PC 900 variants can be operated without fans. Used together with SSD drives and/or CFast cards, these systems completely eliminate rotating components, making maintenance work such as regularly replacing the air filter a thing of the past.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp.
Attn: Yvonne Eich, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
1250 Northmeadow Parkway, S-100
Roswell, GA 30076

B&R company profile
B&R is the world’s largest and most successful private company in the area of automation equipment manufacturing. The motto “Perfection in Automation” has provided the foundation for the company since B&R was founded in 1979. Today, B&R employs 2,500 employees worldwide and has an exceptional global presence with 175 sales offices in 75 countries.

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R combines state-of-the-art technology with advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and integrated safety technology. With industrial fieldbus communication standards like POWERLINK and openSAFETY as well as the powerful Automation Studio software development environment, B&R is constantly redefining the future of automation engineering.

B&R Industrial Automation, Inc. North America, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with its customers since 1987. Since then, B&R North America has continuously grown as a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. Today, B&R North America has a network of more than 20 offices throughout the USA and Canada and is there for its customers locally.   For more information, please visit www.br-automation.com.

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