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Configured with up to 1 GB DRAM, ReadyPanel 10 provides HMI, digital signage, medical, and operator control environments with scalable, all-in-one panel PC solution. PentiumÂ® processor-compatible SBC, touch screen, and NEC Electronics America's NL10276BC20-04 XGA color 10.4 in. flat panel LCD module are integrated into 11 x 8.5 x 5.5 in. enclosure with EPIC form factor. Along with standard I/O capabilities, board allows additional I/O ports to be added for rapid customization.
Original Press Release:
Ampro Selects NEC Flat Panel Display Module for Industrial Panel Computer
High-resolution ReadyPanel 10 available for HMI and Digital Imaging applications SAN JOSE, CA, February 01, 2007. - Ampro Computers, Inc., a leading supplier of standards-based computer systems and single-board computers, announces the new ReadyPanel 10 industrial panel computer with the NEC LCD Technologies NL10276BC20-04 liquid crystal display (LCD) module supplied by NEC Electronics America. The ReadyPanel 10 panel PC is designed to meet a broad range of panel computer applications that can enable customer's rapid deployment of digital signage, human-machine interface (HMI), medical, and operator control applications. "Ampro selected the NEC LCD display module because our respective products share the same criteria of stable and long product life cycles, industrial operating temperature range, and high reliability. Choosing the NEC LCD display module allows Ampro to extend these product benefits to our panel computer customers," said Joanne Mumola Williams, president and CEO of Ampro. "Our combined expertise in producing reliable industry-standard solutions with high quality and scalability is a tremendous benefit to our customers." "Ampro has taken the next step in serving our customers with market-ready systems that shorten time to revenue. NEC LCD display modules and Ampro computers provide a unique combination to meet specific application requirements with system designs that offer broad flexibility to our customers. Having standard LCD modules and single-board computer products that work together in the same form factor enables customers to apply their value-added components in a time-efficient, low-risk manner," said Dr. Shigehiko Satoh, associate vice president and general manager, Display Strategic Business Unit, NEC Electronics America. The new ReadyPanel 10 all-in-one panel PC solution includes a standard EPIC form factor Pentium® processor-compatible single-board computer (SBC) and an NEC LCD 10.4-inch XGA color flat panel display module that provides 1024 x 768 resolution. The LCD, SBC, and touch screen are integrated into a compact 11" x 8.5" x 5.5" enclosure. ReadyPanel offers performance scalability to meet varying application demands by integrating the EPIC-compatible SBC that most suits the application demands and environment. ReadyPanel 10 is an application-ready system solution for HMI, digital signage, medical, and operator control environments that require higher resolution with scalable performance. ReadyPanel offers a selection of Ampro ReadyBoard(TM) SBCs with processor speeds ranging from 500 MHz for fanless operation to 1.4 GHz with the Pentium® M processor, bringing scalability and high computing performance with low power consumption in a compact panel computer. Featuring a 10.4-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD module with integrated resistive touch screen, ReadyPanel 10 is an ideal combination of PC and industrial-grade construction, and can be configured with memory sizes up to 1 GB DRAM. This product is an all-in-one solution that provides standard connectors for easy access to USB ports, RJ-45 Ethernet port(s), serial ports (DB9), CRT video (when required) ports, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports, and audio ports. External access to the CompactFlash slot is through a convenient EMI-protected cover. ReadyPanel 10 includes a CANbus option, and operates on an external +12V or +24V DC power input. Additional I/O ports can be added for rapid customization. Ampro's ReadyPanel 10 is offered with embedded Linux, Windows® XP Embedded, or Windows CE 5.0 operating system. An optional 2.5" HDD is also available for use with the Windows XP Pro operating system or with desktop Linux® applications. Pricing and Availability ReadyPanel 10 is complete with an embedded Linux operating system on 256 MB of CompactFlash storage and 256 MB of system memory. Contact Ampro for pricing and availability. About Ampro Computers, Inc. Ampro Computers, Inc. is the leading global provider of modular embedded computing solutions for OEM applications. Ampro's mission is to provide time saving solutions for embedded systems designers that accelerate the product deployment process. Ampro pioneered the embedded PC industry creating the popular PC/104 and EBX standards, and recently co-invented the new EPIC and EPIC Express standards. Ampro offers the ReadySystem, ReadyPanel, and MightySystem Computers as complete turnkey industrial computer solutions, ETX and XTX Computer-on-Modules, PC/104-compatible CoreModule CPUs and MiniModule I/O expansion products, EBX form factor LittleBoard single-board computers (SBCs), EPIC form factor ReadyBoard SBCs, and Mini-ITX form factor MightyBoard SBCs. For more information about Ampro Computers, please visit www.ampro.com. AMPRO is a registered trademark and CoreModule, LittleBoard, Little Board, MightyBoard, MightySystem, MiniModule, ReadyBoard, ReadyPanel and ReadySystem are trademarks of Ampro Computers, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.