Smart Displays are based on Raspberry PI for Industry 4.0

At next month’s SPS IPC Drives (28 to 30 November) in Nuremberg, Germany, Distec will present a POS-line IoT monitor for industry 4.0 applications.

Part of the company’s POS-Line series, the new monitor is based on the company’s in-house developed Artista-IoT controller board, integrating the latest generation of the Raspberry PI Compute Module (CM3).

It is designed to be used as a networkable monitor or panel PC, on which users can visualise the digitalisation of their processes and enhance efficiency through a transparent manufacture. The POS-Line IoT monitor or panel PC is able to be used with industrial IoT applications and digital signage.

The monitor is easy to adapt to individual environments, says Distec. An expensive PC with a lot of peripherals is now redundant, it claims. Without any license costs, Distec intelligently connects nearly any device. Individual solutions by the Germany TFT specialist include HMI devices, digital whiteboard and production visualisation (worker guidance, Andon systems, process status displays), medical technology, aerospace, and digital signage.

The Artista-IoT controller card provides direct control, 100Mbit Ethernet, a real-time clock, and special functions such as DICOM pre-set, gamma correction, and colour calibration. Available interfaces include USB, GPIOs, I²C, and UART.

Compatibility with Raspberry PI offers the broad support of a large community of developers.

Distec also offers a starter kit. This includes a baseboard, CM3, 10.1-inch display with PCAP multi-touch and all necessary cables.

Distec is part of the Data Display Group, specialising in TFT flat screens and systems for industrial, multimedia and digital signage applications. The company designs, produces and sells components, displays and services. Data Display Group supplies ‘Green IT’ solutions based on its hardware platforms and its own software to control the TFTs of partners Samsung, Innolux, Kyocera, and Mitsubishi as well as selected panels from other manufacturers. System solutions – from assemblies and kits up to finished OEM products – are developed in R&D centres in Germany and the USA. The range of services includes customised developments and adaptations, product finishing and assembly of monitoring systems as well as the production of finished products and a complete after-sales service with RMA, repair and technical support.

Visit Distec at SPS IPC Drives, Hall 9 Stand 228


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