RS Components

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February 22, 2012 03:00 ET

RS Components Broadens Customer Offer by Introducing Industry Leading Panel Meter

Lascar Electronics PanelPilot Enables Customisation of Colour Displays

CORBY, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products including batteries, cable connectors and power supplies, is the first major distributor to launch Lascar Electronic's 3.5" version of its PanelPilot range.

The PanelPilot SGD-35M LCD colour panel meter is programmable via a USB interface, enabling machine builders and panel engineers to create impressive displays. Free of charge PanelPilot software allows users to choose from a range of configurations which can then be customised to their needs.

Comments Mark James, RS Product Manager, "We have a long-standing relationship with Lascar so are delighted to add the PanelPilot to our product range. Offering a high level of functionality through its customised colour display feature, this panel meter also has the advantage of real time downloads which is great news for our customers. As the initial purchasing cost is low, the PanelPilot really offers real value for money."

Colours, text labels, splash screen and input voltage scaling can all be customised by the user through the software and then uploaded to the PanelPoint through the USB connection. It also features a simple panel mounting solution using a panel fixing clip to mount the display.

The PanelPilot SGD-35M is available from RS Components and costs £84.95. For more information log on to and search for PanelPilot.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn.

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About Lascar Electronics

Lascar Electronics was founded in 1977 to develop and manufacture measurement instrumentation for industry. Today, Lascar's range is focused on display and data logger instrumentation. This includes the PanelPilot range of TFT panel meters which can be customised to the users exact requirements; and the market leading EasyLog range of standalone USB data loggers.

Lascar Electronics also provides a one-stop design and manufacture service for its customers; successfully taking projects from concept to manufactured solution.

Lascar's headquarters are located near Salisbury, UK with further offices in Erie, USA and Hong Kong.

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