DFI's Advanced Modular Panel PC Adapts to Your Needs: KSM Series

  • September 30, 2021
  • DFI Inc.
DFI's Advanced Modular Panel PC Adapts to Your Needs: KSM Series
DFI's Advanced Modular Panel PC Adapts to Your Needs: KSM Series

Equipped with display screens and input devices, the HMI device provides a better visual demonstration and enables users to intuitively understand a process, procedure and response. For industrial applications, an HMI system could also incorporate functions such as reporting, monitoring, communication and network, surveillance, and valuable prediction. To manage touch panel PCs cost-effectively throughout their lifecycles, DFI rolled-out a high performance and innovative modular touch panel PC product line: KSM series, which adopts “Adaptive Display Platform” (ADP) technology, including diverse sizes of panel PCs and box PCs that can be adaptive to diverse requirements.

The building blocks of a modularized panel PC comprise a base platform (box module) and a touch panel (panel module). The box module houses CPU, memory, and I/O required for a vertical application whereas the panel module facilitates signal inputs and display. The diversity combination of computing units and touchscreens provides system integrators more flexible solution and decrease the costs by merely upgrading certain of modules instead of entire panel PC. In this way, the configuration time of massive projects build can be reduced as well. With the advantage of updating prospects, easy maintenance, and rugged design, DFI KSM series are the ideal solutions covering form factory automation, transportation, critical mission applications, and more.

Modular all-in-one panel PC─KSM Series

Based on 7th/6th Gen Intel Core & Intel Atom Processor E3900 Series
DFI developed a brand-new series of product line - KSM series which adopts an “Adaptive Display Platform," an emerging and innovative approach to modularized touch panel PC design. This diverse combination of computing units and touchscreens provides system integrators a more flexible and cost-efficiency solution by merely upgrading certain modules instead of the whole unit. With the advantage of updating prospects, easy maintenance, and rugged design, DFI’s new-series industrial all-in-one PCs with ADP technology are the ideal solutions for factory automation, transportation, in-vehicle, and critical mission applications.

Easy installation & maintenance

Mounting or changing a touch panel or box module could never be simpler as the modular design can be completed within two steps. ADP technology helps HMI panel PC achieves easy installation, maintenance, and ensures not to cause long-term interruption while upgrading or maintaining the equipment.

Configure by demand

DFI’s modular touchscreen computers equipped with Intel Atom or Core i series processors, customers can freely choose the processing capability of the box PC and size of the panel depending on their requirement. Customers can also choose from over 30 I/O expansion modules and resistive single-touch or projected capacitive multi-touch displays to build highly customized solutions.

100% in-house boards

With in-house production, it eases the control over manufacturing quality and protects from a risk of fraud and confidentiality issues. KSM070-AL/KSM156-AL is developed based on 100% in-house DFI‘s proprietary motherboard, ensuring lower costs of maintenance by all-in-one design and passes through comprehensive process of quality control.

Rugged design

KSM modular PC series provides outstanding reliability and durable performance featuring the capability of wide voltage 9~48V DC power input and surviving under the extended temperature range from -40°C to 70°C with fanless, anti-vibration, cableless design. These industrial-grade PCs can operate stably 24/7 under challenging environments like in-vehicle, logistics, aviation, and marine sectors.

Convertible power module

DFI KSM-AL/BMAL series are patented with convertible power management module for replacing MCU with onboard Embedded Controller which is cost-efficient and space-saving to achieve Power Ignition (IGN) function supported with delay on/off time management for low voltage power protection. In addition, this touch panel PC series are available with wide voltage power modules including 3 options of 12V, 9~48V, 24V power boards to fulfill different demands in in-vehicle, AGV, and industrial automation markets.

Features of KSM series:

  • Modular Design Supports Adaptive Display Platform
  • Fanless & Cableless Design
  • Supports 9~36V Power Input
  • Front OSD & Accessible 2.5" SATA Drive Bay
  • Supports Versatile Intel Platform:

          - KSM-AL Series Supports Intel Atom Processor E3900 Series
          - KSM-SD Series Supports 6th Gen Intel Core Processors
          - KSM-KH Series Supports 7th Gen Intel Core Processors

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