New Kontron industrial multi-touch monitor series extends scalability of panel PC portfolio

New Kontron industrial multi-touch monitor series extends scalability of panel PC portfolio

Kontron OmniView monitors offer multi-touch performance in a durable industrial design

Eching, Nuremberg, Germany, November 26, 2013– At the SPS/IPC/Drives in Nuremberg Kontron introduced a new series of durable, industrial multi-touch monitors. The new Kontron OmniView monitors extend the scalability of the existing OmniClient panel PC portfolio towards multi-screen system solutions and solutions with distributed monitors. Like the panel PCs, they offer projective-capacitive (PCAP) multi-touch functionality in a high quality 16:9 wide-screen design with joint-free glass surfaces. By extending the product portfolio, customers can realize multi-touch-based multi-screen solutions extremely efficiently, thanks to the availability of panel PCs and monitors from one single source with an identical look & feel. The new industrial monitors featuring IP65 front protection are also, of course, interoperable with any industrial PC.

Norbert Hauser, Head of Business Line Industrial Automation, comments on the strategy of extending the OmniClient Panel PC family with monitors: "Multi-touch and multi-screen solutions are a mega-trend in industrial automation. When it comes to multi-screen-based multi-touch solutions with panel PCs, machine and plant operators ideally want to purchase everything from a single source. We have designed our OmniClient Panel PC series in such a modular way, that we can completely separate the IPC function from the monitor. That results in not one product but three: a panel PC, an industrial monitor, and a long distance interface to bridge remote system installations up to 30 meters. Customers can assemble their specific configuration very flexibly – with, however, the advantage that system responsibility remains in one hand."

Via the long distance interface for DVI-D and USB, the new OmniView industrial monitors can be installed at a distance of up to 30 meters (100 feet) from the host, which allows for extremely flexible GUI installations on machinery and shop floor scenarios. With its high luminance of up to 300cd and matt glass front, the monitors offer excellent readability – even in difficult lighting conditions. Depending on the monitor chassis, mounting options for the new industrial monitors in 21.5", 18.5" and 15.6" formats are either panel mount (installation) or Vesa mount (stand-alone). The monitors also boast a high level of connectivity. With USB for touchscreen control as well as DisplayPort, DVI-I and VGA connections they can not only be hooked up to the latest systems but also to legacy products.

The power supply is provided by a 24VDC connection. The new Kontron OmniView industrial monitors are specified for operating temperatures ranging from 0°C to 50°C and are available now. For further product information see the Kontron OmniView industrial monitor product page.


About Kontron
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology. With more than 44% of its employees in research and development, Kontron creates many of the standards that drive the world’s embedded computing platforms. Kontron’s product longevity, local engineering and support, and value-added services, help create a sustainable and viable embedded solution for OEMs and system integrators. Kontron works closely with its customers on their embedded application-ready platforms and custom solutions, enabling them to focus on their core competencies. The result is an accelerated time-to-market, reduced total-cost-of-ownership and an improved overall application with leading-edge, highly-reliable embedded technology.

Kontron is listed on the German TecDAX stock exchange under the symbol "KBC". For more information, please visit:

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