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Allen-Bradley PanelView(TM) Plus operator interface and VersaView CE industrial computer families are offered with NEMA 4X touch display modules designed to facilitate reading in bright locations. Rated to withstand harsh, outdoor environments, modules, backlight-rated at 50,000 hr, have light intensity rating of 1,100 NITS. Optional stainless steel solar visor fits over bezel to help shade display when ambient temperatures reach up to 104°F.

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Rockwell Automation Adds High-Bright Outdoor Display Modules to Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus and VersaView CE

NEMA 4X outdoor rating helps users save on maintenance and replacement costs

MILWAUKEE, October 14, 2004 - Rockwell Automation has added high-bright touch display modules to its Allen-Bradley PanelView(tm) Plus operator interface and VersaView CE industrial computer families. They're designed for easier reading in bright locations and are rated to withstand harsh, outdoor environments.

The high-bright modules have displays that are three times brighter than the standard touch displays, making them ideal in light-intensive outdoor applications such as those found in water/wastewater, entertainment, and petrochemical industries.

"On bright days, operators may find it difficult to read a display, and second-guess the information they're reading, adding time to the process, reducing productivity, and raising the possibility of errors in the field," said Bill Martin, product marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. "The high-bright touch modules address this issue with displays that are backlight-rated at 50,000 hours, and have a light intensity rating of 1,100 NITS, considerably brighter than the indoor-rated display's 300 NITS. Plus, with a true NEMA 4X outdoor rating, our customers get an HMI designed to withstand the harsh effects of ultraviolet light and last just as long as our indoor installations."

In addition to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 4X outdoor rating, Rockwell Automation also offers an optional stainless steel solar visor that fits over the bezel. The solar visor helps shade the display when ambient temperatures are extreme (reaching 40°C/104°F), making it even easier to read outdoors.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation solutions, including Allen-Bradley controls and services, Dodge mechanical power transmission products, Reliance motors and drives, and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the High-Bright Module for PanelView Plus, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1761.

Allen-Bradley, Complete Automation, Dodge, Reliance, Rockwell Automation, Rockwell Software, RSView, and VersaView are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

PanelView is a trademark of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

NEMA is a registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

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