Display Controller features dual-screen technology.

Press Release Summary:

Utilizing graphic system that supports dual-screen technology, CPU7.2 allows users to display different content simultaneously on 2 different screens. Screens can be connected via DVI-D combined interface with Y-cable or via rear I/O. Dual screen technology, suitable for industrial applications, enables one screen be used for operator entries, while other is used as display unit for process data.

Original Press Release:

Two-Faced: CPU7.2 with Dual Screen Technology

Fountain Valley, CA, January 27, 2005 - In order to make new applications possible, the CPU7.2's graphic system supports the dual screen technology which allows the user to display different contents simultaneously on two different screens. The Intel 82855GME chipset, that includes the graphics controller, automatically notifies the operating system that dual screen mode is possible. Current operating systems, such as Windows XP, are able to process this signal and interpret it as if the PC were equipped with two graphic cards.

Controlling and monitoring at the same time

Two screens can be connected to the CPU7.2 via a DVI-D combined interface with Y-cable or via rear I/O. The dual screen technology is an efficient solution in industrial applications because one screen can be used for operator entries to control the system while the other is used as a display unit for process data.

Sharper visualization

Often the space on a screen is not sufficient for process visualization, plant presentation, or display of graphic information. Confusing screen displays, complicated execution, shifting applications and their corresponding windows can result in the user missing important information. Until now, the usual solution was to increase the screen size. However, since the number of pixels of LCD displays does not increase proportionally, the screen display quality decreases with increasing size. Dual screen is more promising: The user can arrange the information displayed on two screens resulting in a clearer visualization of complex displays.

The CPU7.2 starts at around $1,800.

For details see www.SMAcomputers.com

CPU7.2 with Dual Screen

SMA's new CompactPCI CPU module, the CompactMAX 7.2, provides a suitable solution for many requirements in industrial automation and medical, measurement and control technology or multimedia applications. SMA will present the CPU7.2 in dual screen mode at the Embedded World 2005 exhibition from February 22nd to 24th in Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 12, Booth #506). With this technology, two displays with different content can be connected to the CPU7.2 simultaneously.

North American Sales Contact:

George Renth

Vice President, Sales and Operations

SMA Computers

9550 Warner Ave., #250

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone +1 714.593.2338

Fax +1 714.593.2368


European Sales Contact:

Wolfgang K. Weber

Manager, Sales and Marketing

SMA Technologie AG

Hannoversche Str. 1 - 5

34266 Niestetal Germany

Phone +49 (0)561 9522 - 112

Fax +49 (0)561 9522 - 103

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