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Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec Further Extends Application Areas for Robust and Flexible POS-Line Series

Increased Temperature Range for Industrial Monitors

Distec extend the temperature range of their industrial POS-Line series to -25° to +65°C

Distec – leading German specialist for TFT flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia applications – has extended the operating temperature range of their industrial POS-Line monitors, now from -25°C up to +65°C. In combination with the front-end IP protection of up to IP65, they are ideal for use in harsh industrial and digital signage environments such as process and data visualization in production and logistic buildings, or digital signs in public areas. „The proven product family of 15 to 25 inch monitors combines the newest technology with the latest, most appealing design for a perfect solution, thus serving any user looking for a rugged metal housing, reliability in operation, and a choice of controller and front options for different fields of application,“ explained Daniel Fichter, R&D Project Manager at Distec GmbH. In addition to robust design, the industrial monitors provide an elegant, low weight aluminum housing, simplified installation without any mounting angles, and PCAP multi-touch technology for 10-finger operation.

Flexible through Modularity

The lightweight aluminum housing of the POS-Line provides a robust, high-quality powdered surface. The modular setup allows an optimal front end option according to the application and mounting conditions. In addition to suitable front plates or frames, Distec also supplies a 19-inch rack mount or frames with true-flat glass, providing the perfect solution whether users prefer to integrate the monitors into their machines, furniture or walls, or use them as desktop monitors. The monitors and front options are also available in combination with an anti-glare safety glass or a touch sensor. Depending on the application, the POS-Line series can be equipped with a robust, resistive touch, which even allows glove operations, or with a sensitive 10-finger PCAP multi-touch. With the right touch, the monitor becomes interactive and suitable for use as an industrial HMI device. The high transparency of the touch sensors, in combination with the anti-reflective safety glass, leads to a first-class picture impression while offering a high degree of security.

Powerful TFT Controllers Prolong Life Cycles

Distec develops their own TFT controllers in order to become independent of the often short life cycles of Asian controllers. With the PrismaMEDIA-ECO video board, Distec offers DisplayPort, HDMI or VGA interfaces, in addition to serial interfaces (e.g. RS232), which are broadly used in the industry. For the lower range of performance, Distec delivers the powerful computer platform Raspberry, with various benefits. A modern and energy-saving Atom-Baytrail architecture with 4 CPU cores meets medium requirements. The high-performance range covers the latest Core i5/i7 CPUs. Passive cooling, a wide operating voltage range and two LAN interfaces are essential features of the monitor. On request, Distec installs a Windows operating system ex-factory. All PC solutions have 4GB working memory and offer a fast and large 128GB mSATA hard drive memory space.

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group ( www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering near Munich in Germany, the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions and a full range components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. Since 01/01/2016, Distec is a member of the Fortec Group with access to products, services, and expertise of a large high-tech company network, which makes a perfect complement to the product portfolio. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products from Data Display Group are available at:
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: DATA DISPLAY BLM TEKNOLOJLER LTD Ti., Istanbul
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Company-Contact
Distec GmbH
Christina Sicheneder
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
Phone: +49 89 89 43 63 0
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.distec.de

Press
ahlendorf communication
Mandy Ahlendorf
Schiffbauerweg 5F
82319 Starnberg
Phone: +4981519739098
E-Mail: ma@ahlendorf-communication.com
Url: http://www.ahlendorf-communication.com

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Free Programmable Graphical GUI-User-Interface for Touch

Free Programmable Graphical GUI-User-Interface for Touch

Graphic controller ArtistaGUI from Distec connects graphical user interfaces and touch applications with easy to use controls

Graphic Controller ArtistaGUI from Distec Connects Graphical User Interface and Touch Applications with Easy To Use Controls

Germering (Germany) August 6, 2012 – With ArtistaGUI, Distec GmbH – leading German specialist for TFT-LCD flat screens and system solutions for industrial and multimedia application – introduces a new human-machine-interface (HMI) controller that allows expansion of simple controls with TFT displays. Programming of the GUI (Graphical User Interface) is carried out with a WYSIWYG-Interface-Designer and the scripting language QT-Quick. The communication protocol is the robust and in-field proven Modbus-RTU. „Machines and devices can be equipped with a modern graphical user interface in the course of a product modernization, but this is typically possible only with substantial modifications to the control electronics,“ explained Dieter Kiermaier, Director Technical Product Marketing at Distec. „The existing microcontrollers usually don’t have a graphical interface and a complete change of the machine’s controls is complex and costly. This is exactly where our newly developed controller for the new GUI extension applies. To equip simple machine controls with a graphical user interface and Touch without extensive redesign, we designed the ArtistaGUI graphic controller.“

ArtistaGUI is serially connected to the machine control in place by means of the widely-used Modbus-RTU-Protocol and can therefore transmit instructions and read data for the display. The control already in use may be furthermore used without any constraints. With dimensions of only 105 x 90 mm, the small and easy to implement ArtistaGUI-device supports LCD panels with resolutions of up to 800 x 600 (SVGA) with 18/24 Bit LVDS- or TTL interface. Already implemented on the assembly is a controller for 4-wire resistive touch sensors. P-Cap-touches may also be connected. Other product features include an integrated LED backlight driver, the power supply via 12 V DC as well as an SD card for the application programs. Programming is easily possible using a WYSIWYG editor and the scripting language QT Quick. Data, such as commands or measuring values, are serially exchanged between machine control and GUI by the Modbus protocol. As the service supplier, on customer request Distec offers complete design of the graphical interface as well as adaptations of the protocol to the particular application.

Further information:
http://www.datadisplay-group.com/components/tft-controller-usbnbsplannbspserial/artistagui/

Image Source: Distec GmbH

About Distec
Distec is a company of the Data Display Group (www.datadisplay-group.com), the worldwide operating specialist for TFT flat screen and system solutions for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. Located in Germering/Munich (Germany), the company designs, produces and sells innovative solutions offering the full range from components to final products. Data Display Group supplies innovative Green IT solutions based on their hardware platforms and their own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Chimei Innolux, Kyocera and as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. These system solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in their own R&D centers in Germering (Germany), Istanbul (Turkey) and Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). The range of services includes customized developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support. More information can be found on the homepage: http://www.distec.de

Products of Data Display Group are available at:
Europe – Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Europe: Distec GmbH, Germering
Italy: Data Display S.r.l., Padova
UK and Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Turkey and Middle East: Data Display Teknoloji
North America: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Kontakt:
Distec GmbH
Kiermaier
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 4363 0
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.distec.de

Pressekontakt:
alvacon pr
Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
+49815155500911
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.alvacon.com

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Frei programmierbare, grafische GUI-Benutzerschnittstelle für Touch

Grafikcontroller ArtistaGUI von Distec verbindet grafische Benutzerschnittstellen und Touchanwendungen mit einfachen Steuerungen

Frei programmierbare, grafische GUI-Benutzerschnittstelle für Touch

Der Grafikcontroller ArtistaGUI von Distec verbindet grafische Benutzerschnittstellen und Touchanwendungen mit einfachen Steuerungen

Germering, 6. August 2012 – Mit ArtistaGUI stellt die Distec GmbH – führender deutscher Spezialist für TFT-Flachbildschirme und Systemlösungen für industrielle und multimediale Applikationen – einen neuen Human-Machine-Interface-(HMI)-Controller vor, der es erlaubt, einfache Steuerungen mit TFT-Anzeigen zu erweitern. Die Programmierung der GUI (Graphical User Interface) erfolgt über einen WYSIWYG-Interface-Designer und die Scriptsprache QT-Quick. Als Kommunikationsprotokoll kommt das robuste und praxiserprobte Modbus-RTU zum Einsatz. „Sollen im Zuge einer Produktmodernisierung Maschinen oder Geräte mit einer modernen grafischen Benutzerschnittstelle ausgestattet werden, ist dies normalerweise nur mit umfangreichen Änderungen an der Steuerungselektronik möglich“, erläutert Dieter Kiermaier, bei Distec für das technische Produktmarketing verantwortlich. „Die verwendeten Mikrocontroller haben meistens keine grafischen Schnittstellen und eine komplette Änderung der Maschinensteuerung ist aufwendig und teuer. Genau hier setzt unser neu entwickelter Controller für die GUI-Erweiterung an. Um einfache Maschinensteuerungen ohne umfangreiches Redesign dennoch mit einer grafischen Benutzerschnittstelle und Touch auszurüsten, haben wir den ArtistaGUI Grafikcontroller entwickelt.“

Die ArtistaGUI wird seriell über das weit verbreitete Modbus-RTU-Protokoll mit der vorhandenen Maschinensteuerung verbunden und kann so Befehle übertragen und Daten für die Anzeige auslesen. Die bereits vorhandene Steuerung kann somit ohne Einschränkungen weiter genutzt werden. Die kleine und mit einer Abmessung von nur 105 x 90 mm leicht zu integrierende ArtistaGUI-Baugruppe unterstützt LCD-Panels bis zu einer Auflösung von 800 x 600 (SVGA) mit 18/24 Bit LVDS- oder TTL-Schnittstelle. Ein Controller für 4-Wire resistive Touchsensoren ist bereits auf der Baugruppe integriert. Es können aber auch P-CAP-Touches angeschlossen werden. Weitere Produktmerkmale sind der integrierte LED-Backlight-Treiber, die Spannungsversorgung über 12 V DC sowie eine SD-Karte für die Anwendungsprogramme. Die Programmierung des GUI ist einfach über einen WYSIWYG-Editor und die Scriptsprache QT Quick möglich. Daten wie Kommandos oder Messwerte werden auf seriellem Weg über das Modbus-RTU-Protokoll zwischen Maschinensteuerung und GUI ausgetauscht. Als Dienstleister bietet Distec auf Kundenwunsch auch die komplette Erstellung der Grafikschnittstelle sowie Anpassungen des Protokolls an die Kundenapplikation an.

Weitere Informationen: http://www.datadisplay-group.de/komponenten/tft-controller-usb-lan/artistagui/

Bildquelle: Distec GmbH

Über Distec
Die Distec GmbH ist ein Unternehmen der Data Display Group (www.datadisplay-group.de), weltweit agierender und anerkannter Spezialist im Bereich TFT-Flachbildschirme und -Systemlösungen für industrielle und multimediale Applikationen. Das Unternehmen mit Sitz in Germering bei München entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet innovative Lösungen von der Baugruppe bis zum Fertigprodukt. Die innovativen Green-IT Systemlösungen basieren auf eigenen Hardware-Plattformen und steuern damit über eigene Software die Produkte der TFT-Partner Samsung, Chimei Innolux, Kyocera und ausgewählte Produkte anderer TFT-Hersteller an. Die Lösungen von Baugruppen und Kits bis hin zum OEM-Endprodukt entwickelt Data Display in eigenen Designzentren in Germering, Istanbul (Türkei) und Ronkonkoma (NY/USA). Das Dienstleistungsangebot umfasst neben kundenspezifischen Entwicklungen und Anpassungen, Produktveredelungen und Assemblierung von Monitorsystemen auch die Produktion von Fertigprodukten sowie einen kompletten After-Sales-Service mit RMA-Abwicklung, Reparatur und technischem Support. Weitere Informationen unter http://www.distec.de .

Die Produkte der Data Display Group sind erhältlich bei:
Europa: Distec GmbH, Germering
Europa – Bereich Digital Signage: Data Display Solution, Eisenach
Italien: Data Display S.r.l., Padova
UK und Benelux: Display Technology, Rochester
Türkei und naher Osten: Data Display Teknoloji
Nordamerika: Apollo Display Technologies, Ronkonkoma NY

Kontakt:
Distec GmbH
Kiermaier
Augsburger Straße 2b
82110 Germering
+49 89 89 43 63 0
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.distec.de

Pressekontakt:
alvacon pr
Mandy Ahlendorf
Maximilianstraße 8
82319 Starnberg
+49815155500911
pr@alvacon.com
http://www.alvacon.com