PORTWELL ANNOUNCES A NEW FAMILY OF MULTI-TOUCH HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE (HMI) PANEL PC PRODUCTS
FREMONT, CALIF. — January 2, 2020 — American Portwell Technology, Inc., (https://www.portwell.com), a world-leading innovator in Industrial PC (IPC) and an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance, announces the LEAD-PD, -PND and -PPC series, a new family of panel PC products designed for the IoT market as a robust, functional and flexible multi-touch human machine interface (HMI). According to Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director, the new LEAD series provides a rich portfolio of touch displays or fanless panel PCs with a variety of connectivity and computing flexibility. “Besides the option of two sizes and two colors,” Lam confirms, “the new LEAD series features full HD 10-point projective capacitive touch screen with stylish, slim and bezel-free outlook. Plus,” Lam adds, “a solid IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel, and fast time to market”.
Lam suggests applications for Portwell’s LEAD series include smart hospital/healthcare, such as information terminal, bedside infotainment, telemedicine and self-check system. Smart retail applications include digital signage, recognition, customized advertisements/ promotions, merchandise locations, self-checkout and delivery. Kiosk applications include point of interest, point of information in hospitality locations such as hotel or restaurant; transportation such as parking lot, train station, airport; library, exhibition hall; government infrastructure; industrial/factory automation; facility management; intralogistics or smart warehouse and much more.
LEAD Series: Common Features
“The LEAD series currently consists of three subsets” explains Maria Yang, American Portwell’s product marketing engineer. “LEAD-PD series, a Touch Display with multi-touch function; LEAD-PND series, an ARM-based flat panel PC that supports Android™ operating system with wireless connectivity; and LEAD-PPC series, utilizing Intel Atom® Dual Core® processor compatible with Win 10 IoT, Linux and Android operating system.”
According to Yang, all three models share the following common features: display sizes of 21.5˝ or 23.6˝; back shell colors in black or white—the white shell made of medical-grade, flame-retardant plastics; full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution wide-screen display; 16:9 ration panel; P-CAP and 10-point multi-touch glove operation; fanless, stylish and bezel-free design, suitable to face end users; standalone or VESA® 75mm x 75mm mounting options; ingress protection rating of IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel; certified to CE (EN 55032 and EN 55024), FCC 47CFR Part 15 Subpart B and EN 60068-2-6 for vibration and EN 60068-2-27 for shock absorption.
For more information on other members of this family, see EDITOR’S NOTES at the end of this release.
Zooming, Rotating, Panning and More
“Portwell LEAD series’ 10-point multi-touch display supports a full set of gestures such as zooming in and out,” says Yang, “as well as panning or rotating. This gives users a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on the screen, even while wearing surgical or thin cotton gloves.”
Convenient, Versatile and Future-Proof for IoT
“We envisage our customers using the LEAD series as an add-on product to supplement Portwell’s industrial or embedded computers,” says Jack Lam. “It’s convenient and easy to use and will expedite time-to-market for their own products. Because it is fanless, with a slim and stylish bezel-free design, the new LEAD series makes it ideal for facing end users. Plus,” he adds, “the features such as the P-CAP multi-touch, IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel and flexible choice of connectivity enables this product to function in multiple environments. And as always,” Lam confirms, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long lifespan support inherent with every Portwell product.”
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LEAD-PD Series: Touch displays that adopt 10-point multi-touch panel and fanless design makes it quiet and long lasting, and able to operate interactively with end users.
Besides its common features, LEAD-PD series also includes 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x USB 2.0 (Downstream) and 1 x USB 2.0 (Upstream); On-screen Display (OSD) functionality; 2 x 2W speaker, line-in and line-out; power input and power supply using 20V DC jack with 45W AC/DC adapter and power cord.
LEAD-PND Series: Designed as a networked display or panel PC and suitable for Web-based applications or APPs.
Besides its common features, LEAD-PND series also includes Allwinner A83T Octa-core Cortex A7 CPU to provide necessary basic computing power; 1GB DDR3L on board; 16GB eMMC on board; Android 6.0 operating system; support for Wi-Fi and OSD functions; 1 x GbE LAN port; support for multiple displays via 1 x DP, 1 x HDMI and 1 x VGA (optional); I/O function and a choice of 1 x VGA port or 1 x RS-232 for system or OSD remote control function; dual USB 2.0 and 1 x micro USB for touch function on connected displays; 2 x 3W speakers; a choice of power input and supply between 12V DC Jack with 40W AC/DC adapter or 24V 3-pin terminal block connector with 60W AC/DC adapter; certified to VCCI-CISP 32: 2016.
LEAD-PPC Series: Powerful Panel PC that adopts Intel Apollo Lake Dual-Core x5-E3930 processor; compatible with mainstream OS including Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT, Linux® Ubuntu 16.10 or Android 6.0 to satisfy our customers’ versatile demands in software applications.
Besides its common features, LEAD-PPC series also includes Intel Atom Dual-Core x5-E3930 processor (1.3GHz up to 1.8GHz); DDR3L SO-DIMM 1333/1600/1866 MHz up to 8GB; 128GB TLC mSATA; mainstream OS including Microsoft Windows 10 IoT, Linux Ubuntu 16.10 or Android 6.0; Dual GbE LAN ports, dual USB 3.0, 1 x RS-232/422/485 and 1 x HDMI; 2 x 3W speakers; a choice of power input and supply between 12V DC Jack with 65W AC/DC adapter or 24V 3-pin terminal block connector with 60W AC/DC adapter. For this configuration, Portwell can also provide its medical-grade panel PC MEDS-P2202/P2204 certified to EN 60601-1-2 4th edition and EN 60601-1-1 3rd edition.