ArtistaGUI-II helps create intuitive user interfaces

Distec has introduced the intelligent TFT controller ArtistaGUI-II, helping customers to create individual, intuitive user interfaces. The multifunction control unit offers an object-based display and communicates via networks or RS-232.

Users can create a variety of screen layouts and user interfaces for a range of applications.

“Modern TFT displays attract attention in vending machines and information terminals and add a high-quality look to all devices,” explained Matthias Keller, Distec’s sales and marketing director, components. “TFT displays also simplify device operation for medical and industrial technologies. A clear and well-arranged user interface is very important for easy and intuitive device operation.”

The ArtistaGUI-II is based on the Raspberry Pi (4 core, 1.2 GHz) and includes 4 GB of eMMC among others for storing macros, images, texts, fonts and videos. The storage volume can be expanded as required via an SD card.

The controller card offers full graphics capability for TFT displays up to a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and in sizes from 12.7 cm to 165.1 cm.

The ArtistaGUI-II controls the PCAP touchscreens directly via the I2C or USB interface and ensures simple, interactive usability via gestures. The operating temperature range of -20 to 70 degrees C also enables outdoor use of the intelligent TFT controller.

TARA Systems’ embedded Wizard software can be used to create custom user interfaces and screen layouts with the ArtistaGUI-II.

The software offers various high-quality graphic objects to choose from, which users can combine, adjust, move, rotate or zoom in the editor according to their own needs using drag-and-drop. Actions such as touch buttons can easily be created, says Distec.

The ArtistaGUI-II also supports QT 5.x software with internationalisation capabilities, database capabilities and XML support.

As a service to customers, Distec also creates customised user interfaces.

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