Press Release Summary:
OptoTerminal-G70 graphics-based operator interface is for use with company's SNAP Ethernet I/O and SNAP Ultimate I/O systems. It features 5.5 in. diagonal, 320 x 240 pixel, color touch screen; soft keys; and programmable speaker. Terminal is used to send commands and receive real-time data from plant floor equipment and other real world devices connected to hardware for purposes of automation, data acquisition, remote monitoring, and control.
Original Press Release:
Opto 22 Introduces OptoTerminal-G70(TM)
Company Offers Ethernet-enabled Operator Interface for use with SNAP Ethernet I/O(TM) and SNAP Ultimate I/O(TM) Systems
Temecula, CA - January 1, 2002 - Opto 22, a developer and manufacturer of I/O systems for data acquisition and control has announced the release of the OptoTerminal-G70, a graphics-
based operator interface for use with the company's SNAP Ethernet I/O and SNAP Ultimate I/O systems.
The OptoTerminal-G70 is a 21 x 16 cm (8.3 x 6.3 inch) mountable display terminal with a standard Ethernet port. Other features include a 14cm diagonal (5.5 inch), 320 x 240 pixel, color touch
screen; soft keys; and programmable speaker. The terminal is used to send commands and receive real-time data from plant floor equipment and other real world devices connected to Opto 22
hardware for the purposes of automation, data acquisition, remote monitoring, and control.
As an object-based operator interface, the OptoTerminal-G70 uses graphics to display information on the screen, accept user input, and communicate with Opto 22's SNAP Ethernet I/O and SNAP
Ultimate I/O systems. Ideal for factory automation, discrete manufacturing, and equipment monitoring applications, the OptoTerminal-G70 is industrially hardened to operate in many
challenging environments and meets NEMA-4 specifications for hose-down, icing, and salt spray when mounted properly.
"This is a product many of our customers have been waiting for," stated James Davis, Opto 22 Application Engineer. "By delivering Ethernet connectivity, a color touch screen, and easy-to-use
software, users now have a low-cost, compact, and durable operator interface for their plant floor and no longer need to use a full-blown PC to act as an HMI."
The OptoTerminal-G70 is programmed using customized Opto 22 software that provides an object-oriented programming environment for application design and integration. The software, included with the OptoTerminal-G70, comes with a customized object library for users to create their applications. These objects include text, geometric shapes, buttons, gauges, grids, meters, and other graphics that can be sized, scaled, and placed to the user's specifications. By assigning attributes to each object and defining their functionality, intelligent applications with event alarming features can be created without having to write complex code.