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Rockwell Automation Upgrades PanelView™ 1000 Grayscale Terminals with Brighter LCD Display

October 172003
Enhances visibility and longevity and offers easy application migration

MILWAUKEE, October 16, 2003 — Plant floor engineers seeking an affordable display suitable for brighter ambient light applications now have a new cost-effective option from Rockwell Automation. The Allen-Bradley® PanelView™ 1000 grayscale operator interface terminal features a new display that provides an easier-to-read, sharper, more vibrant screen and a longer-lasting, field-replaceable backlight. This new display is ideal for users looking for an easy-to-read large-form-factor display without the added expense of color.

The display in the PanelView 1000 grayscale terminal sharpens contrast and makes the display easier to read, even in brighter light, when compared to the display used previously. It is designed as a drop-in replacement for the old PanelView 1000 grayscale terminal with virtually no additional programming or configuration. “Although the visual difference is significant, there are no changes in terms of setup or operation for the user,” said Clark Kromenaker, product marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. “Programs and configurations developed for other PanelView 1000 terminals easily port over to the newer, brighter model with no additional effort.”

The PanelView 1000 grayscale’s high contrast ratio of 300:1 makes this display an excellent choice for brighter ambient light applications, such as environments using halogen or fluorescent lights. It uses the same PanelBuilder™32 development software as the full family of PanelView Standard Terminals, which helps keep training and development costs at a minimum.

The previous PanelView 1000 grayscale terminal model featured an amber-colored electroluminescent (EL) display — state-of-the-art when the unit was first introduced. Recent display technology advances now allow for a better display image in a unit that’s easier to maintain. To help reduce total cost of ownership, the new display features a long-life, field-replaceable backlight — one that lasts twice as long as the old EL display.

The PanelView 1000 grayscale terminal is available immediately.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world-leading 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 engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, and Reliance Electric® motors and drives. The company also is a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interaction with their own customers.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, the company employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

For more information on the PanelView 1000 grayscale terminal, please contact the Rockwell Automation Response Center, 10701 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minn., 55438, 800.223.5354, Ext. 1649.

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