American Portwell Technology, Inc., (https://www.portwell.com), a world-leading innovator in Industrial PC (IPC) and an Associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Alliance, announces the LEAD-PD, -PND and -PPC series, a new family of panel PC products designed for the IoT market as a robust, functional and flexible multi-touch human machine interface (HMI). According to Jack Lam, American Portwell Technology’s product marketing director, the new LEAD series provides a rich portfolio of touch displays or fanless panel PCs with a variety of connectivity and computing flexibility. “Besides the option of two sizes and two colors,” Lam confirms, “the new LEAD series features full HD 10-point projective capacitive touch screen with stylish, slim and bezel-free outlook. Plus,” Lam adds, “a solid IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel, and fast time to market”.
Lam suggests applications for Portwell’s LEAD series include smart hospital/healthcare, such as information terminal, bedside infotainment, telemedicine and self-check system. Smart retail applications include digital signage, recognition, customized advertisements/ promotions, merchandise locations, self-checkout and delivery. Kiosk applications include point of interest, point of information in hospitality locations such as hotel or restaurant; transportation such as parking lot, train station, airport; library, exhibition hall; government infrastructure; industrial/factory automation; facility management; intralogistics or smart warehouse and much more.
LEAD Series: Common Features
“The LEAD series currently consists of three subsets” explains Maria Yang, American Portwell’s product marketing engineer. “LEAD-PD series, a Touch Display with multi-touch function; LEAD-PND series, an ARM-based flat panel PC that supports Android™ operating system with wireless connectivity; and LEAD-PPC series, utilizing Intel Atom® Dual Core® processor compatible with Win 10 IoT, Linux and Android operating system.”
According to Yang, all three models share the following common features: display sizes of 21.5˝ or 23.6˝; back shell colors in black or white—the white shell made of medical-grade, flame-retardant plastics; full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution wide-screen display; 16:9 ration panel; P-CAP and 10-point multi-touch glove operation; fanless, stylish and bezel-free design, suitable to face end users; standalone or VESA® 75mm x 75mm mounting options; ingress protection rating of IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel; certified to CE (EN 55032 and EN 55024), FCC 47CFR Part 15 Subpart B and EN 60068-2-6 for vibration and shock absorption.
Zooming, Rotating, Panning and More
“Portwell LEAD series’ 10-point multi-touch display supports a full set of gestures such as zooming in and out,” says Yang, “as well as panning or rotating. This gives users a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on the screen, even while wearing surgical or thin cotton gloves. And,” she adds, “the VESA mounting can support both portrait and landscape modes.”
Convenient, Versatile and Future-Proof for IoT
“We envisage our customers using the LEAD series as an add-on product to supplement Portwell’s industrial or embedded computers,” says Jack Lam. “It’s convenient and easy to use and will expedite time-to-market for their own products. Because it is fanless, with a slim and stylish bezel-free design, the new LEAD series makes it ideal for facing end users. Plus,” he adds, “the features such as the P-CAP multi-touch, IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel and flexible choice of connectivity enables this product to function in multiple environments. And as always,” Lam confirms, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long lifespan support inherent with every Portwell product.”