American Industrial Systems is engaged in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. The Irvine, CA (News - Alert)-based company boasts of a line of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interactive displays, featuring a HMI (Human Machine Interface) touch screen ready platform. In a recent announcement, the company claimed that by aiding the visual communication at schools, these 7-inch and 10.1-inch wall mount touch screen terminals can well act as effective communication tools for the education community at normal times as well as during the emergencies.
AIS issued that these energy efficient, compact PoE interactive touch screen terminals are suitable for use in multiple applications across the campuses including event scheduling, visual communication, meeting room signage, building directories, building control systems, and emergency alerts in school digital signage. Integrating with the existing safety and security systems at the campuses, PoE operator interface terminal can keep the education community connected, increasing awareness, its maker proudly claimed in a press release.
According to AIS website, its series of PoE HMI terminals consumes less power than that of normal industrial panel PC. In contrast to the traditional industrial panel PC that consumes around 65W~120W depending on the type of CPU chip set and the size of the touch LCD monitor, AIS’ panel PCs consume around (10W~20W). The terminals are also characterized by rugged fanless operation Panel PC powered by RJ45 Ethernet cable. This translates into lower operation costs in the long run.
The AIS PoE Panel PC also consists of an incorporated Intel Atom Processor (News - Alert). The PoE technology, which facilitates safe transfer of electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard category 5 cable in an Ethernet network, facilitates the establishment of these terminals in remote locations without the need to run power cables.
Since these PoE HMI terminals do not require modification of existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure, deployment is simplified and cost-effective. All these make the products ideal for building automation, operator terminal control panel and interactive scheduling systems in school.
Other beneficial features include ruggedized housing and several I/O connections, IP54 rated, long-life LED backlights, high shock and vibration resistance, and compliance with CE and FCC (News - Alert) and RoHS.
In the release, AIS claimed that its HMI terminal makes a powerful cost effective tool for delivering dynamic and cost effective digital content to staff and students.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny