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Micro HMI Touch Panels feature two serial communications ports.

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Micro HMI Touch Panels feature two serial communications ports.

Jun 24, 2017 -

Available in EA3-S3ML C-more 3 in. micro touch panel and EA3-T4CL 4 in. widescreen micro touch panel models, C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels feature one micro-USB programming port and one built-in RJ45 Ethernet port. Embedded with EA-MG-PGMSW programming software, unit can be powered by 12-24 VDC power supply or through USB port. EA3-S3ML comes with STN LCD monochrome display with 128 x 64 pixel display whereas EA3-T4CL comes in TFT LCD with 480 x 272 pixel display.

Original Press Release

New C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with Built-In Ethernet from AutomationDirect

Press release date: Jun 22, 2017

Two new C-more Micro touch panels are now available from AutomationDirect. C-more Micro panels display text, graphics, and bitmaps to effectively communicate critical HMI data to the operator.

Priced at $198.00, The EA3-S3ML C-more 3" Micro touch panel has a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and twelve selectable LED-driven backlight colors. It features a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five user-defined function keys with red LED indicators. The panel can display up to 10 lines by 32 characters of static text and up to 10 lines by 21 characters of dynamic text with embedded variables and phrases mixed with graphics.

The EA3-T4CL C-more 4" Widescreen Micro touch panel (priced at $269.00) has a 4.3-inch TFT LCD 480 x 272 pixel display (WQVGA) and a palette of 32K colors for customizing objects, screen backgrounds and displaying bitmap graphics. This 4-inch widescreen panel has a built-in Alarm Control setup that activates beep, backlight flash, customized alarm banner, and red LED blinking.

Both the 3-inch and 4-inch touch panels have two serial communications ports, one micro-USB programming port and one built-in RJ45 Ethernet port.

These Micro panels are powered from a Class 2, 12-24 VDC power supply and can also receive power from the serial communications port of most AutomationDirect PLCs or through the USB port when connected to a PC for programming. These new panels are programmed using the free downloadable EA-MG-PGMSW programming software.

The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use only) and are backed by a full two-year warranty.

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About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit



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