SOURCE: American Industrial Systems, Inc.

May 23, 2016 03:00 ET

AIS's Compact and Compact Plus HMI Panels With Preinstalled Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS, and Communication via OPC UA for Automation Applications

AIS's Compact and Compact Plus HMI Touch Panels Equipped Intel® Celeron® Processor N2930 and Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor With Communication via OPC UA for Web HMI, SCADA, and MES Applications

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2016) - American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Touch Panels, Operator Interface Terminals, Industrial Box PCs, Web Thin Clients, and Industrial Monitors announces their Compact and Compact Plus HMI Panels come standard from the factory pre-installed with Windows Embedded Compact 7 and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise for Open Platform Communications (OPC) for automation and IoT applications. Open Platform Communications (OPC) is a series of standards and specifications for industrial telecommunication. OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is an industrial M2M communication protocol for interoperability developed by the OPC Foundation. It is the successor to Open Platform Communications (OPC).

AIS once again demonstrates its leadership as a premier provider of Smart and Rugged HMI Touch Panels for the industrial automation industry by now offering their intelligent series of Compact and Compact Plus HMI touch panels and touchscreen interfaces with the latest Windows operating systems, communications and networking capabilities as standard to facilitate IoT applications.

Higher Performance and Enhanced Security with Windows 10 IoT and Embedded Compact 7 Makes AIS Compact and Compact Plus Series HMIs Ideal for Complex IoT and Automation Applications

Offering a familiar experience for customers with an open systems environment via AIS's Compact and Compact Plus HMIs, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise delivers all the power and reliability of the Windows 10 operating system, but with higher system performance and enhanced security. IoT Enterprise runs on 32-bit and 64-bit x86 chipsets. Now AIS's Compact HMI and Compact Plus HMIs Touchscreens power even a greater range of industrial IoT applications, Web HMI, SCADA and Enterprise applications. In addition to control, monitoring and visualization, AIS's intelligent Compact Series with Windows 10 IoT will perform even more specialized functions in a secure, reliable and streamlined way to meet mission-critical demands of the enterprise and industrial plant operations.

AIS's Compact HMI Panels with Preinstalled Windows Embedded Compact 7 OS and Equipped Intel® Celeron® Processor N2930, Support OPC UA and SOAP based Protocols for Web HMI Applications

AIS Compact HMI panels are part of AIS's intelligent family of powerful Touch Panel PCs, which also includes the Premium and Standard Series HMIs. Like all AIS's Smart HMIs, the Compact Series HMI Panels are open machine interfaces made of a rugged aluminum die-cast housing powered by the Intel Celeron N2930 processor engine. Running Windows® Embedded Compact 7, the Compact HMI panels from AIS are high resolution touchscreen displays, available in a wide range of interface sizes including: 7.0", 10.1", 12.1", 15.0", 17.0", 18.5" and 21" touchscreen displays.

The Compact Series touchscreen display offers a host of hardware features not typically available in this price range including quick response times thanks to its processor load. AIS Compact HMI Panels also support many TCP/IP protocols including: OPC UA and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) based Protocols for Web HMI applications. SOAP is a messaging protocol that allows programs on disparate operating systems such as Windows and Linux to communicate using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and its Extensible Markup Language (XML). Leveraging SOAP with AIS Compact HMI touch panels offers a few primary advantages including: a platform and language independent protocol, simplified communications through proxies and firewalls and the ability to utilize different protocols such as HTTP and SMTP.

AIS's Compact Plus HMI Panels with Preinstalled Windows 10 IoT Enterprise OS and Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor Supports OPC UA and TCP/IP-based Protocols for HMI, SCADA and MES Applications

AIS Compact Plus HMI system offers a compact, all-in-one panel based on embedded technology. The Comact Plus features an Intel® Core™ i3-4010U processor, DDR3L-1600 SDRAM of up to 8 GB, standard SD card slot, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate MUI / Windows Embedded 7 32/64-bit / Windows Embedded. Available in 12.1", 15.0", 15.6", 17.0", 18.5" and 21.5" display sizes, the Compact Plus features include highly flexible interfaces and expansions common to the Smart family of HMIs from AIS, which also include the Premium and Standard Series.

In addition, as an embedded, PC-based HMI system supporting TCP/IP based Protocols, the Comact Plus handily serves all HMI, SCADA and MES application requirements as well. AIS's Compact and Compact Plus HMI Panels also support Distributed Control Object Model (DCOM-based) protocols and interfaces and OPC UA APIs, OPC DA (OPC Historical Data Access Protocol), OPC HDA (OPC Historical Data Access Protocol), OPC AE (OPC Alarm & Event Protocols), and OPC Commands (OPC Commands Protocol) for Automation, Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications.

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 ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, building automation, food & beverage, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company's HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, 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

  • Media Relations Contact:
    American Industrial Systems, Inc.
    David G. Martorana
    Director Marketing & Communications
    1.847.630.6487
    david.martorana@aispro.com