Industrial Thin Client is suited for harsh environments.

Press Release Summary:

ACP Enabled Thin Client HMI EXPRESS series includes screen-less brick sized mountable clients as well as industrial panel Thin Client computers with 6.4, 8.4, 10.4, 12.1, and 15 in. LCD displays. Powered by 300 MHz National Semiconductor Geode processor, series runs any Thin Client application and comes with one RS-485 and 2 or 3 RS-232 serial ports. Compact design has no moving parts and operates in temperatures from 32-122°F.

Original Press Release:

Arista Partners with ACP Bringing to Market One of the First Truly Affordable Industrial Thin Client Computers, the HMI EXPRESS

The new HMI EXPRESS with its compact design provides less maintenance, minimum down-time and less configuration in any environment.

FREMONT, CA - November 15, 2004 - Arista Corporation, a leading industrial computer solutions provider and system integrator along with Automation Control Products (ACP) has developed the first truly affordable industrial Thin Clint family, the HMI EXPRESS. The ACP Enabled Thin Client HMI EXPRESS includes both screen-less brick sized mountable clients and industrial panel Thin Client computers with 6.4, 8.4, 10.4, 12.1 and 15 inch LCD displays. The HMI EXPRESS can be used for various applications such as automotive manufacturing, building material processing, chemical processing, food and beverage processing and packaging, metals processing, oil and gas refinement, transportation and shipping, machine control, and utility management.

Thin Client computers operate on a mainframe paradigm. All instructions and sessions come directly from a central, secure server. Each thin client realizes its own NT session and operates independently from the other thin clients. With no moving parts, the HMI EXPRESS family is ideal for harsh environments where the user needs the benefits of a Thin Client and a standard Windows user interface, but doesn't want the added expense of a special enclosure. There is no loss of data if a local thin client gets damaged or has a local power failure. Thus providing the client lower cost, less maintenance, minimum down-time and less configuration when compared to a traditional PC system.

The HMI EXPRESS family has a 300 MHz National Semiconductor Geode processor and provides the ability to run any Thin Client application. The Thin Clients also come standard with one RS-485 and two or three RS-232 serial ports. The secure screw-in power supply connector assures that the unit will not come unplugged, even if mounted upside down or in an area of high vibration. The low power requirements and voltages (5 and 12 DC) simplify hazardous area compliance. Operating temperatures range from 32 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, (0 to 50 degrees Celsius).

"The compact designed ACP-Enabled HMI EXPRESS provides our clients with a lower operating cost, less maintenance time, minimum down-time and requires less configuration than traditional Thin Clients," said Stewart Austin, director of sales for Arista Corporation. "Arista with ACP has truly offered the first affordable industrial Thin Client family, the HMI EXPRESS."

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the ACP-Enabled HMI EXPRESS starts at $654 for North American sales and is available for immediate delivery. A datasheet for the ACP-Enabled HMI EXPRESS is available at For sales information contact Arista at (510) 226-1800 or visit their Web site at

About ACP
Since 1999, ACP has been bringing Thin Client technology into the industrial market. ACP's Thin Client management software, ThinManager, enhances the standard Terminal Server operating systems from Microsoft, allowing ACP Enabled Thin Clients to provide features not found on other Thin Clients. Starting with server failover and redundancy and continuing through features such as automatic login and configuration and industrial I/O, ACP ThinManager users have Thin Clients uniquely suited to the manufacturing environment.

To learn more about ACP Corporation, please call (678) 990-0945 or visit

About Arista
Headquartered in Fremont, California, Arista is a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing and providing integration services for ruggedized computers and panel PCs for harsh industrial environments and mission critical applications.

Arista provides a wide range of products, from 1U/2U/4U/5U 19-inch rack mount, shoebox and tower enclosures to fully configured turnkey systems that include either an SBC with passive backplane or motherboard. Starting from simple basic configurations all the way to fau!t tolerant/redundant platforms, Arista provides solutions for a wide range of markets: IP telephony, call centers, enhanced services, broadcasting/convergence, CPE, IVR, machine control, automation, medical, Kiosk, Internet service providers, telecom and broadband streaming.

To learn more about Arista Corporation, please call (510) 226-1800 or visit

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