New Rugged Panel PCs with IP65-front Rated Ingress Protection

Press Release Summary:

  • PT-S2000 features 12” or 15” 1024 x 768 LCD with long-life touch screen and LED backlight for power saving
  • PT-S959 offered with PCAP touch with gloved touch support or 5-wire resistive touch options
  • Suitable for industrial automation, machine control/HMI, transportation, metal extrusion and CNC machining

Original Press Release:

Contec Launches Rugged Panel PCs with Innovative Gloved Touch Technology

New modular panel PC design combines advanced PCAP touch technology, IP65-front rated ingress protection, IEC-60068-2-6 shock and vibration resistance, and best-in-class screen brightness for superior performance in a variety of industrial environments.

Contec, a global electronics manufacturer, has launched a new line of rugged panel PCs uniquely suited for industrial applications in the modern factory. With the advent of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are under increasing pressure to optimize factory operations. This shift has resulted in an increased need for reliability, flexibility, and serviceability in machine control / human-machine-interface (HMI) technology. To address this need, Contec has developed a new line of modular “all-in-one” systems that combine a high performance, energy-efficient computer with advanced touch screen display technology. Additional features like shock and vibration resistance, sealed front bezel, and industry-leading display brightness, make the PT-S2000 and PT-S959 series well suited for industrial automation, machine control/HMI, transportation, metal extrusion, CNC machining, and other industrial uses.

Contec selected the latest in projected capacitive touch (PCAP) technology for optimized performance and cost-savings. Traditionally, industrial HMI control and monitoring systems were relegated to resistive touch technology, which performed better in industrial environments and functions well when the user is wearing thick gloves. However, recent advancements in PCAP technology are replacing resistive as the new “go-to” for industrial applications. The latest PCAP technology improves touch sensitivity and enhances the ruggedness of the touch sensor. As a result, the PT-S2000 and PT-S959 panel PCs offer reliable performance in the presence of noise, dirt, or liquids and can be used by workers wearing thick work gloves.

The modular design and customizable configuration were engineered to provide today’s IPC users with the flexibility and serviceability needed for most factory and industrial automation applications. The PT-S2000 is powered by the 6th Generation (Skylake) Intel Core i5-6300U CPU, offering more computing power, faster data processing and a 40% boost to graphics performance over previous processor generations. An Intel Celeron option is also available. The PT-S959 is powered by Intel® Atom® E3845 (Baytrail) Processor. Some of the additional configuration options include SSD storage up to 512 GB, memory up to 32 GB, the latest PCAP touch or traditional 5-wire resistive, and Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 10 operating systems.

“The PT-S2000 and PT-S959 were engineered to last,” said Jeannette Toews, Director of Display Technology at Contec Americas. “Contec has more than 40 years of experience building rugged technology for industrial applications. Our new all-in-ones are no exception. We’ve selected the Intel® Skylake Core-i U processor and Baytrail Atom™ processors for optimal performance with minimal power requirement, long product life cycle support (both CPU families offer a 15-year product life support from launch date) as well as guaranteed compatibility with Window embedded 7 OS platform, of which, many of our industrial OEM partners are still using.” The combination of durability, flexibility and serviceability make these systems a great fit for a wide range of applications, said Toews.

The PT-S2000 and PT-S959 series panel PCs are available now on the Contec website.

PT-S2000 Industrial Panel PC Features

  • 12” or 15” 1024 x 768 LCD with long-life touch screen and LED backlight for power saving
  • Intel i5-6300U Skylake processor with support for Windows 7 and Windows 10 IoT
  • The latest projected capacitive (PCAP) touch with gloved touch support or 5-wire resistive touch options
  • Rugged steel, IP65-front rated bezel protects against ingress of dust, dirt and liquids
  • 450+ nits high brightness display
  • IEC-60068-2-6 rated vibration and shock resistance
  • Dual LAN, 2x COM, 4x USB 3.0, 1x GPIO, 1x HDMI, 1x DP, and other rich expansion interfaces
  • Wide range DC input
  • Panel Mount & VESA Mount Dual Mounting Schemes

PT-S959 Industrial Panel PC Features

  • 12.1” or 15” 1024 x 768 LCD with long-life touch screen and LED backlight for power saving
  • Intel Baytrail Adam™ E3845 processor with support for Windows 7 Embedded and Windows 10 IoT
  • The latest projected capacitive (PCAP) touch with gloved touch support or 5-wire resistive touch options
  • Rugged steel, IP65-front rated bezel protects against ingress of dust, dirt and liquids
  • 450+ nits high brightness display
  • Dual LAN, 4x COM, 7x USB, 1x DIO and other rich expansion interfaces
  • 2 x CFast (at BIOS selectable) expansion slot built-in
  • Panel Mount & VESA Mount Dual Mounting Schemes
  • Wide range DC input

About Contec Americas Inc.

Contec Americas is a global technology design, manufacturing, and integration company with a wide portfolio of products including fully custom computing platforms, industrial computers, tier one computers, all-in-ones, displays, data acquisition and control products. Contec Americas provides value through product design and innovation, life cycle management, logistics and post-production support. Our products and services are sold around the world to customers in many segments including industrial automation, IoT/M2M, medical and diagnostics, transportation, and gaming. Contec Americas is a product member of the Contec Co., Ltd. Group companies, founded on innovations in industrial computing and PC based technology since 1975.

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