Industrial PC combines computer and software.

Press Release Summary:

Pro-face PS-400G and PS-600G industrial computers offer 7.4 in. VGA or 12.1 in. SVGA TFT LCD flat panels, respectively. Both have touchscreens that meet IP65f and NEMA 4x/12 ratings. They contain Hitachi SH4 200 MHz CPU, 32 MB Flash ROM, and 32 MB SDRAM. Included InduSoft Web Studio automation software offers scalable building blocks for developing everything from MMI that runs on palm-sized computer to SCADA system running on Pentium or RISC workstation.

Original Press Release:

Xycom Automation's Pro-face Brand PS-G and Indusoft Web Studio Produce One Powerful Combination

Saline, MI - May 24, 2002 - Xycom Automation, Inc., a subsidiary of Pro-face America, Inc. and a market leader in Industrial PCs, introduces a powerful combination of performance and features with the new Pro-face brand PS-G industrial panel computers bundled with InduSoft Web Studio Software. This new product offering combines the best of proprietary operator interfaces with those of an Industrial PC.

The Pro-face brand PS-G/InduSoft Web Studio bundle offers many features OEMs and end-users have come to expect, including high reliability, quick start up, Ethernet and USB connectivity, a
full-featured HMI/SCADA package, web browsing capabilities, no fan or rotating media, and the familiar Windows® user interface. This new package combination provides all these great
features in one truly economical solution. "Factory automation customers are demanding more reliability out of their Industrial PC, and more functionality out of their proprietary HMI unit,"
said Ralph Damato, Business Unit Manager, Industrial PC Products. "The combination of the Pro-face brand PS-G with InduSoft Web Studio is the answer to both requests. These units
combine the best features of two very different approaches to operator interface solutions."

Pro-face brand PS-400G and PS-600G units are available with 7.4 inch VGA or 12.1 inch SVGA TFT LCD flat panels respectfully. Both units have integrated touchscreen front panels that meet
IP65f and NEMA 4x/12 ratings. Ideal for all aspects of factory automation, these units also contain a Hitachi SH4 200 MHz CPU, Ethernet, USB, 32 MB of Flash ROM, 32 MB of SDRAM, and an externally accessible CompactFlash(TM) site with 48 MB installed.

InduSoft Web Studio is a powerful suite of automation software tools, with scalable building blocks for developing everything from a man-machine interface (MMI) that runs on palm-sized
computer to a full-featured SCADA system running on the largest Pentium or RISC workstation. It can be set up to supervise small machine controls or to build a very large, networked distributed
control system for automation or process control. Its open connectivity to other Windows-based software systems makes it an ideal system for communicating with MES, ERP, or other management systems. Drivers are available for monitoring and controlling equipment for most manufacturers and communicating over most popular serial and Ethernet highways and networks.

Xycom Automation is a leading global supplier of innovative industrial automation solutions. Principal products include PC-based, open architecture visualization and control offerings.
Xycom products serve industrial, automotive, aerospace, packaging, plastics, textile, and other markets, with hardware and software installed in over 200,000 factory-floor systems worldwide.

Xycom Automation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro-face America, Inc., and provides marketing and sales for all Pro-face products in North, Central, and South America, and all Xycom products worldwide. Headquartered in Saline, Michigan, Xycom has employees and representatives around the world.

Founded in January 1999, Pro-face America, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of Digital Electronics Corporation based in Osaka, Japan. Pro-face America, the North American headquarters of Digital, is located in Glendale Heights, IL.

For more information about Xycom Automation and Pro-face America, visit

To download the datasheets for this product, go to:

Xycom Automation, Inc.;750 North Maple Road; Saline, MI 48176-1292; phone 734,429.4971; fax 734.429.1010;

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