Rugged display computer from MEN Micro features capacitive touch for easier HMI

AMBLER, Pa. 20 Nov. 2010. MEN Micro Inc now offers the DC2 rugged panel display that combines capacitive touch technology for easier human interface with a fanless, maintenance-free design for better display reliability. Equipped with an Intel Atom 1.3 GHz XL Z520PT processor as well as 1-gigabyte DDR2 SDRAM and a 2-gigabyte microSD card, the DC2 offers high data throughput and memory capacities. The DC2 also accommodates additional Intel processor configurations.

Nov 20th, 2010
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Posted by John McHale

AMBLER, Pa. 20 Nov. 2010. MEN Micro Inc now offers the DC2 rugged panel display that combines capacitive touch technology for easier human interface with a fanless, maintenance-free design for better display reliability.

Equipped with an Intel Atom 1.3 GHz XL Z520PT processor as well as 1-gigabyte DDR2 SDRAM and a 2-gigabyte microSD card, the DC2 offers high data throughput and memory capacities. The DC2 also accommodates additional Intel processor configurations.

The panel-mounted DC2 features a 10.4-inc 4:3 LCD TFT display with a 1024 by 768 resolution as standard, with larger screen sizes as large as 19 inches as well as higher resolutions and aspect ratios available, depending on user requirements. Specific applications include train driver cabins, buses and agricultural machines as well as information panels within a vehicle or at a station.

Standard I/O is comprised of two Fast Ethernet and two USB ports as well as four binary inputs via the 10-pin power supply connector. The Ethernet interfaces have switch functionality to provide Ethernet connection to subsequent intelligent displays. A temperature sensor monitors and controls the display.

The unit's control electronics, attached directly to the back of the display, allow for the customized screen sizes, alternative processors and various aspect ratios. The flexible design of the DC2 enables more configuration options including the use of M12 connectors as well as connecting additional interfaces, a GPS adapter, or HD audio. A MiniPCI Express card slot with an external antenna can be used for wireless functions, such as WLAN, WIFI, GSM/GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HDSPA, and LTE.

The DC2 is equipped with a 9 V to 36 V wide-range power supply and operates from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius as well as at 85 degrees C for as long as 10 minutes according to temperature class Tx. All components are soldered to withstand shock and vibration and are prepared for conformal coating. The panel computer is prepared for the e1 automotive certification and also corresponds to railway standard EN50155 with an additional power supply unit.

Pricing for the DC2 is $2,200.

For additional information, visit http://www.menmicro.com/products/display-computers,1,09DC02-.html.

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