Open Frame, Fanless PC/104 SBC survives extended temperatures.

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Operating from -20 to +70°C, PPC3-G-6.5 flat panel PC incorporates outdoor-use, 6.5 in. diagonal color TFT resistive touch screen display with 640 x 480 pixel resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio, and anti-reflective coating. Chassis measures ~2 in. thick and houses SBC that serves as computing and display engine. All-in-one processor module contains flat panel video controller, Ethernet port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4 COM channels, LPT, AC97 audio, 48 DIO lines, and CompactFlash connector.

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WinSystems Introduces a 6.5-inch Panel PC for Extended Temperature Applications

Fanless PC/104 SBC, touch screen and panel unit operates from -20° to +70°C

ESC Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA - WinSystems introduces the PPC3-G-6.5, a 6.5-inch open frame, color flat panel PC based upon a PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC) that operates from -20° to +70°C. It is a compact, ready-to-mount flat panel display subsystem that also includes a resistive touch screen integrated into a chassis about 2 inches thick. The open frame chassis (without a front bezel) permits flexible mounting of the system for OEMs and integrators with content-rich applications. The combination of embedded PC functionality, industrial-grade construction, small size, and wide operating temperature range makes the unit ideal for medical, kiosks, transportation, instrumentation, industrial automation and control applications with tight system integration and minimal space requirements.

WinSystems' Panel PC consists of an outdoor-use, 6.5-inch diagonal color TFT flat panel display with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. It has a high luminance of 500 cd/m2 (nits) and uses two long life CCFL lamps which are user-replaceable. The display has a wide viewing angle for operator flexibility and a contrast ratio of 600:1. The screen has an anti-reflective coating to preserve readability in high ambient light.

A PC/104-Plus SBC serves as the computing and display engine for the PPC3-G-6.5. It is an all-in-one processor module that contains the flat panel video controller, Ethernet port, two USB 2.0 ports, 4 COM channels, LPT, AC97 audio, 48 lines of digital I/O, and CompactFlash connector. PC/104 expansion modules can be added for even more I/O such as wireless, specialty A/D and other industrial interfaces. It supports standard operating systems such as Windows® XPe and Linux plus x86-based real time executives, utilities, and drivers. The back of the Panel PC is designed for easy access and connection to I/O and power cables.

A resistive touch screen is supplied to eliminate the need for a keyboard and mouse. It allows all kinds of touch input devices to activate the screen including fingers, fingernails, styluses, and gloved hands. A USB controller communicates with the screen and SBC.

The open frame chassis permits flexible mounting options. It is designed to hold both the flat panel in place and to prevent any twisting or excessive stress on the glass surface. Aluminum has a high strength-to-weight ratio, will not rust like steel, and is corrosion resistant. The PPC3-G-6.5 is RoHS compliant.

The 6.5-inch PPC3-G-6.5-359-0 is priced at $795 in OEM quantities. Delivery is from stock to three weeks. For sales information, please list; WinSystems' Application Engineering Group at 715 Stadium Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011, Ph: (817) 274-7553, fax: (817) 548-1358, Website and the e-mail:

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WinSystems designs and manufactures industry-standard Pico-I/O, SUMIT-ISM, PC/104, EPIC, EBX, and STD Bus computer boards, I/O modules and enclosures for use by OEMs and system integrators worldwide. We have served the industrial market for 29 years.

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