The SIMATIC IPC277E Panel PC now comes in two new versions, offering multi-touch displays in the 15- and 19-inch formats. Both versions offer a number of features, functions and advantages.
The Panel PCs provide touch control with simultaneous detection of five fingers, giving operators the familiarity of controls used regularly on smart phones and tablets. This multi-touch feature lets users control a display with very high resolution. Touch sensitivity is provided using projected-capacitive, which makes it possible to use the touch screens while wearing gloves.
Both models feature very high resolution with 1366 x 768 pixels. The screens are very rugged, with scratch-resistant, non-reflective surfaces that boast high chemical resistance. Their ability to operate well in harsh environments extends to cleaning. The Panel PCs offer automatic detection cleaning processes and inadvertent contact, for example water drops, ball of the thumb, etc.
Though the line has wide-screen displays, it also boasts a narrow frame to save size. However, the narrow frame means the new multi-touch fronts are not compatible in installation with the existing single-touch fronts of the IPC277E with the same display size.
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