AIS Releases a 12.1 Operator Interface Terminal Equipped With Isolated RS-232/RS-485 Serial Ports for Industrial Environments

17th March 2011
ES Admin
American Industrial Systems, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of a 12.1 rugged operator interface terminal equipped with isolated 2 x RS232 and 2 x RS485 serial ports for industrial automation and data communication networks.
The built-in communication ports allow for easy integration into HMI, SCADA, and industrial automation applications. The data communications in industrial environments can present special problems; the systems must be able to function in the presence of electrical transients and noise, ground loops, and surges from nearby lightning strikes. The AIS 12.1” HMI operator interface terminal built-in fully isolated RS-232/RS-485 serial ports are designed to harden, protect, and extend the operating ranges of these data communications networks for industrial automation applications.

The cost-efficient panel pc´s feature the 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor N270 enabling the PC to achieve high performance and low power consumption. OEMs and system integrators will benefit from improved graphics performance and lower heat dissipation. The pc-based and windows-based touch terminals are suited for plant monitoring, industrial automation, process control and complete system data logging for mid-level and supervisory level HMI applications.

The rugged panel PC´s are encased in a durable yet lightweight plastic housing, designed to NEMA 1/12/4 sealing standards on the front side, meeting high levels of dust, dirt, grease, and moisture resistance. The systems accept a wide voltage range input of 9-33V, making integration and deployment simple. The rugged HMI touch panels feature standard communication interfaces including Gigabit Ethernet, isolated RS232/RS485 serial ports, which can connect to industrial automation PLC, DCS, SCADA and PAC systems. AIS Operator Interface Panel is an ideal solution for OEMs and system integrators who require local computing capabilities on the manufacturing floor or on a machine.

Features and Benefits

* Available in 12.1 or 15 touch screen sizes

* The fully isolated 2 x RS232 and 2 x RS485 serial ports extend the operating ranges of data communications networks

* Intel Atom processors providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption

* Integrated 5 wire resistive touch for compact & rugged HMI durable and reliable platforms

* Ultra-slim, light, fanless and vibration-resistant design

* Non-volatile solid state storage for high reliability and ruggedness

* TCP/IP via Ethernet for traceability, easy validation, service and diagnostics via the Internet

* Enables greater uptime with no fans or moving parts to fail and the robustness of the Windows CE, Windows XP embedded, Windows 7 embedded operating system

* IP65 Rated, CE and FCC certified, and RoHS compliant

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