Sealevel has debuted a new flat panel touchscreen computer designed for wide temperature operation in hazardous environments.
Based on Sealevel’s popular SeaPAC R9 system, the new flat panel computer, dubbed “SeaPAC-R9-HAS,” is slated to be used as a process controller and human machine interface (HMI). It will carry Class 1 Division 2 and NEMA 4/IP65 certifications for panel mount applications in addition to standard CE and FCC approvals.
According to a Sealevel spokesperson, the SeaPAC-R9-HAS combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD in a rugged panel mounted design. Featuring LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to +70°C with no heaters or cooling fans required.
Powered by a 400Mhz Atmel ARM9 microprocessor (MPU), the SeaPAC-R9-HAS is available with up to 256MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for maximum performance in embedded systems. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB, and digital inputs and outputs. For intuitive operator interface, the system is equipped with a resistive touchscreen suitable for a wide range of environments and applications.
To provide the fastest time to market, Windows CE 6.0 BSP binary and low-level drivers for system I/O are included. Additionally, the SeaPAC-R9-HAS software package includes the Sealevel Talos I/O Framework, which offers a high-level object-oriented .NET Compact Framework (CF) device interface – providing an I/O point abstraction layer with built-in support for easily interfacing the system’s I/O. As expected, Linux support is also available.
The SeaPAC-R9-HAS will be available as a standard product, with an expected launch date of February 2014.