SOURCE: American Industrial Systems, Inc.

American Industrial Systems, Inc.

March 09, 2015 03:00 ET

AIS Releases New Rugged HMI Touch Panels Deliver Web-Enabled, OPC-Based, 3D Visualization Capabilities for Powerful, 64-Bit Industrial Automation and Control Systems

AIS's New 64-Bit-Based Industrial Panel PCs and Operator Interfaces Feature High-Speed Computing With Intel's Core i7-4650UProcessor for Advanced 3D HMI and SCADA Visualization

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - March 09, 2015) - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), the industry's leading manufacturer of HMI touch panels, including: customizable touchscreens, operator interface terminals and industrial panel PCs (IPC) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Industrial Automation and Industry 4.0 applications, has introduced new, open architecture, Premium HMI touch panel interfaces which deliver web-enabled, OPC-based, 3D visualization capabilities for powerful 64-bit industrial automation and control systems.

AIS's Rugged, 64-bit Based HMI Industrial Panel PCs are Designed to Unlock the Power of Fully Integrated, 64-Bit Processing & Capabilities

As 64-bit technologies and open platform systems converge and become commercially available now with the availability of Intel's 64-bit, multi-core, multi-processors for high speed industrial computing; Microsoft's 64 bit Embedded 8 operating systems; and other 64-bit native, SCADA, automation and control software packages; AIS has designed the final HMI hardware solution needed to complete a fully integrated, 64-bit automation control and monitoring system. Their new Premium Industrial Panel PCs from AIS are web-enabled, OPC-based, 3D visualization HMIs for industrial OEMs and end-users. AIS open platform, 64-bit HMI hardware solutions are specifically designed to help facilitate 64-bit system automation system requirements, which allows for total connectivity from the plant floor -- to other plants and facilities -- to corporate enterprise level systems. With AIS's new 64-bit, industrial panel PCs, plant operators and IT personnel can now integrate a total 64-bit based system to meet their combined real-time manufacturing and enterprise business requirements for secure and common, web-enabled visualization, control and monitoring.

Reducing Project Design & Engineering Costs with AIS's 64-Bit Based HMI Touch-Panel HMI Systems

Typically the single largest cost of most industrial automation and control projects is the engineering time and costs for the specific application. This often comprises over 65 percent of the total expenditure. Advanced, high-speed industrial computing via AIS's powerful 64-bit HMI system packaged with Microsoft's 64-bit operating system and a third party SCADA software, can help greatly reduce and shorten design time, resulting in enormous savings and improving the bottom line for manufacturers. AIS 64-bit, open HMI system advantages include:

  • Real-time operation, control and monitoring
  • Hardware-accelerated 3D user experience
  • Plant-wide data collection, logging, reporting and analysis
  • Faster product design cycles and delivery to market
  • OPC connectivity
  • Web-based development & configuration
  • State-of-the art graphics

AIS's New Touch-Panel PCs are Powered by Intel's 4th Generation 64-bit, Multi-Core Processors to Accommodate 3D Visualization and High-Speed Industrial Computing

Loaded with the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor (U-processor line), ultra, low-power, 64-bit, multi-core processors built on 22nm process technology; AIS's new, 64-bit driven HMI touch-panel PC is equipped to offer the most powerful computing and 3D visualization capabilities required for today's industrial and automation control applications. Designed for small form-factor applications, this multi-chip package (MCP) integrates a low-power CPU and platform controller hub (PCH) onto a common package substrate. These dual-core processors deliver an outstanding balance of CPU/media performance and low power, along with enhanced security and I/O flexibility. They are ideal for a wide range of power and form-factor constrained intelligent systems, including retail transactional terminals, digital signage, industrial automation, and medical equipment.

AIS's 64-Bit Premium Touch-Panel HMIs are Designed for Integration in a Variety of Commercial & Industrial Applications, Markets and Industries

The new 64-bit Premium HMI touch-panel interface is ideal for a wide variety of industries, markets and applications requiring advanced 3D visualization, SCADA, automation and control including: automotive, building automation, industrial automation, petrochemical, oil and gas pipeline, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, water and wastewater, process and discrete manufacturing, transportation, power, energy and utility markets.

Featuring Windows 64 Bit Operating System Software Combined with AIS's Comprehensive Software Design, Coding & Testing Services

AIS's open architecture, 64-bit Industrial operator interfaces are pre-installed with Windows Standard 7 Embedded or Ultimate 64-bit Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry, 8.1 Pro or 8 Standard. AIS provides complete in-house software design, coding, testing, documentation services, system drivers, BIOS and embedded firmware software design. Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry extends Windows 8.1 to a range of industry devices across retail, manufacturing, health and any other industries in which powerful line-of-business applications and the ability to perform a specialized function in a secure and reliable way is paramount. With Microsoft Embedded 8.1 Industry OS, AIS's 64-bit Industrial Panel PCs and operator interfaces enhance equipment performance by providing secure, real time control and monitoring. AIS's intelligent, 64-bit HMI systems will provide greater ability to control costs, reduce down time and more effectively manage operations. 

AIS's New HMI Families: Premium, Standard and Value Line Overview of Features & Benefits

AIS's new series of rugged HMIs include: the Premium, Standard and Value HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include:

  • Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications
  • PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration
  • Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making
  • Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box PC
  • Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000-100,000 hours on Eco mode
  • Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering
  • International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance
  • Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest range of industrial computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: sales@aispro.com or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

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Contact Information

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    American Industrial Systems, Inc.
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    Marketing & Public Relations
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