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Edited by the Electronicstalk editorial team Nov 27, 2008

Kontron has launched the Kontron Micro Client II industrial HMI, which the company says provides the features required for thin client-oriented HMI applications in a cost-optimised design.

The Kontron Micro Client II can be implemented with either SATA, CompactFlash or Ethernet boot functionality.

Depending on the application needs, the fanless and scalable Kontron Micro Client II is equipped with embedded processors ranging from the AMD LX 800 processor with 500MHz up to the 1.0 GHz Intel Celeron processor.

The Kontron Micro Client II industrial HMI is available with a resistive touch screen in all prevalent display formats (7, 10.4, 12.1 and 15in).

This suits the requirements of numerous control and monitoring applications in machine and plant engineering as well as the building automation, automotive, medical and transport sectors.

As a cost-effective, turnkey solution for high-volume projects or applications with several decentralised HMIs, the Kontron Micro Client II helps OEMs and application engineers improve operational safety, user-friendliness and overall application usability by means of intuitive touch menus and web-based visualisation without compromising application costs.

For extensive communication capabilities the Kontron Micro Client II offers two 10/100 Ethernet, two external USB 2.0 ports, one RS232 with optional RS422/RS485, as well as an optional CAN bus interface.

It also features embedded graphics for intuitive GUIs, as well as touch-beep and optional AC97 sound for multimedia-oriented operating and monitoring applications including acoustic feedback.

The fanless design enables silent operation, reduced maintenance costs and lower total cost of ownership due to the MTBF of more than 40,000 hours.

The Kontron Micro Client II thin clients integrate all these features in a compact housing with IP65 protection on the front.

For versatile use the front panel can be omitted, enabling the Kontron Micro Client II to be integrated into all custom-specific housings including vandal protected systems for public use.

In this case, the OEM needs to integrate the optional touch screen functionality.

With bolt or clip panel mount plus the optional Vesa mount, the Kontron Micro Client II HMI is easy to install, even in existing applications.

Moreover, since all Kontron panel PCs (Micro Client II and V-Panel Express) with the same screen size are interchangeable, customers can easily scale the performance of their thin client PCs up to systems with multicore processors without changing the design of the (custom) housings.

Shock and vibration resistance, thermal stability and compliance with the strictest EMC standards are standard features of the Kontron Micro Client II as is long-term availability of at least five years.

The Kontron Micro Client II is certified in accordance with CE and cULus and is available now with support for Windows, Windows XP Embedded and Embedded Linux as standard along with numerous protocols, including http, XML and Remote Desktop Protocol.

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