Display has active-matrix TFT technology.

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Updates to PanelView(TM) 600 Touch Only display provide vibrancy with advanced color separation and consistent backlighting for heightened clarity. With flat-panel design, operator interface terminals offer alarm handling, screen security, analog gauges, universal language support, and online printing. Display can be networked through communication protocols including DeviceNet(TM), EtherNet/IP, Data Highway Plus(TM), Remote I/O, RS-232, and Profibus.

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Rockwell Automation Adds Just the Right Touch to the Allen-Bradley PanelView 600 Touch Only Terminal: a Clearer, More Vibrant Display

Enhancements to touch screen display means OEMs can offer their customers improved display quality without increasing purchase or installation costs

MILWAUKEE, January 23, 2003-Complete Automation® leader Rockwell Automation has introduced updates to its PanelView(TM) 600 Touch Only display line that greatly enhance image clarity and quality. The new version features a more vibrant display that is easier to read in bright light conditions from a range of viewing angles, and incorporates advanced color separation and consistent backlighting to achieve heightened clarity.

"The improved PanelView 600 provides substantial enhancements in visual clarity, resolution and brightness compared to previous models," said David Kaley, Product Manager, Rockwell Automation. "It's a great opportunity for OEMs to increase the appeal of their machines by offering an improved interface without an increase in price."

These new features, added in response to growing customer demand, are made possible by upgrading the display screen from passive matrix to active matrix Thin Film Transistor (TFT) technology. Advances in TFT technology have driven down the cost, enabling Rockwell Automation to enhance the performance of the PanelView 600 Touch Screen without additional installation or purchase costs for the OEM.

Featuring a space saving, flat-panel design, the PanelView 600 operator interface terminals offer high-performance functionality including advanced alarm handling, screen security, analog gauges, ATA PC memory card, universal language support, and online printing for more intuitive operator control. PanelView 600 can be networked through a variety of communication protocols, including DeviceNet(TM), ControlNet(TM), EtherNet/IP, Data Highway Plus(TM), Remote I/O, DF1 (RS-232), DH-485, Profibus, and Modbus. Additionally, end users and OEMs can configure their PanelView terminals using the Allen-Bradley PanelBuilder32(TM) software for easy conversion and reuse of applications.

RockwellAutomation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation® solutions, including Allen-Bradley® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric® motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the PanelView 600, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1599.

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