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Advantech Introduces New QVGA Touch Panel Computer

November 052004
Advantech Introduces New QVGA Touch Panel Computer


Cincinnati, Ohio (November 4, 2004) – Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group has once again extended its powerful all-in-one TPC Series with the TPC-60S – a Windows CE based 5.7" QVGA STN LCD display computer for factory floor OIT (operator interface terminal).

The TPC-60S has an ultra slim form factor but is also durable to meet the requirements for operating interfaces in industrial environments. The front panel is NEMA4/IP65 compliant, and the plastic molding housing offers advantages such as low weight, high-performance, and good heat-dissipation.

The TPC-60S uses a low power, fanless ARM CPU running at 266 MHz. Designed to run Windows® CE .NET 4.2 or as a thin-client, it comes with 64 MB flash memory soldered on board and a CompactFlash® slot for extra storage. If wireless communication is required, the PCMCIA slot can be fitted with the optional wireless LAN card. TPC-60S has rich I/O interface features including three serial ports (one full RS-232, one 4-pin RS-232, one RS485), one Ethernet port (10/100Base-T), two USB ports (one for Host, and one for Client) and a LED indicator for the LAN.

The combination of the TPC Series with thin client software such as Microsoft® RDP makes it possible to reduce costs when implementing interfaces in the field. The TPC-60S can be used to provide decentralized interfaces to control local and external processes.

With the features described above, the PC-60S is mainly suitable for system control interfaces, such as those found in the machine automation, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and food industries, but wherever a long-lasting, small and reliable interface is needed, this touch panel computer will be welcomed.

The TPC-60S is in production and is available for ordering through Advantech distributors or by calling 1-800-800-6889.

For more information, Request Product Guide/CD or Contact Advantech Automation. You may also visit their website at www.advantech.com/eAutomation.

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989).

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