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Integrated LCD touchscreen computers Fanless industrial monitor Designed to be compact and attractive, the new Alpha range in IP69K stainless steel casing from Blue Chip Technology offers engineers a fast track product The 316L panels PC and monitors from IPO Technologie are platform for any embedded system requiring a feature rich specifically designed for applications in extreme environ- touch screen display together with ments, the units withstand dust, temperature variations, considerable processing power at projections of water, vibrations, shocks. ultra-low power. The Alpha range The IP69K stainless steel casing guar- offers fast boot times, 24/7 operation antees a longer lifetime than standard and is available with a range of pro- products for applications requiring a cessor cores, operating temperatures strict health control (food processing in- and OS choices. Standard connectiv- dustry – medical – chemistry). The Panel ity includes LAN, quad USB Hosts, one USB Device, RS232 PC Vitus 15K and Vitus 17K are fanless (with hardware handshaking), RS232 (Tx/Rx), RS422/485, units whose resistive touchscreen can withstand high pres- Stereo Audio (input/output), twelve General Purpose IO signals sure cleaning (80 bars) as well as common cleaning products plus Real Time Clock and battery. Options include dual Cam- (standard IP69K). A wide range of options, accessories and era inputs, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, BlueTooth as well as GPRS/GSM, mounting options are available to adapt the Panel PCs and GPS and accelerometer. The units include screen sizes 4.3” monitors to specific needs. (480x272), 5.7” (640x480), 7.1” (800x480) and 8” (800x600) all IPO Technologie with integrated touch screens and a machined aluminum front www.ipo-sa.com panel. Larger screen sizes will be added in the near future. Cur- rent OS support includes Embedded Windows, Windows CE, Linux and Android. Family of signal processing cores Blue Chip Technology www.bluechiptechnology.co.uk for video enhancement UK signal processing experts RFEL is extending its military Advantech and Matrox partner designs into the industrial market with a new family of Video Processing IP cores. In software based solutions can often take on video wall solutions a lot of power and, crucially, Advantech and Matrox are joining their efforts to launch time. Conversely, a wholly premium video wall solutions designed for and validated custom hardware solution with Matrox’s Mura MPX video wall controller boards. The lacks adaptability and intel- solutions include Matrox validated ligence. RFEL has proven that industrial serverboards, chassis, FPGAs are a perfect platform and Advantech Video Wall Control- to create solutions that meet lers, the AVS series pre-configured the user’s demanding require- systems designed for 8-output ments with RFEL’s flexible and 20-output video walls, and and deterministic FPGA IP will aim to enable OEMs and core building blocks. A Digital system integrators to create video Rotation core supersedes mechanical rotation hardware with wall solutions for various markets state of the art digital processing. Many of the digital rotation IP such as control rooms, digital signage or video conference. core features can be configured while the system is still running, Advantech has developed a series of industrial serverboards, so that the user is always fully in control. Reliable, maintenance- chassis and pre-configured systems (AVS series products) free and targeted to low-cost FPGA devices, the digital rota- supporting two to five Mura MPX cards. For instance, the tion IP core is a highly efficient, arbitrary sub-degree angle, AVS-540 pre-configured system or ASMB-822 serverboard real-time, 360 degree rotation engine. The Digital Re-sizing and with five PCIe x16 slots can support five Mura MPX cards, Digital Zoom (DZ) core far exceeds the efficiency and reliability allowing for a maximum of twenty video source inputs and of software-based, image magnification solutions, manipulating display outputs corresponding to twenty monitors. Eight of images at exceptional speed but consuming a fraction of the the inputs could be connected to surveillance system NVR power. High-performance image processing systems can now machines or directly to CCTV cameras that monitor the work- crop and enlarge dynamically and adaptive video systems can ing fields or important equipment; ten connected to opera- now zoom quickly and effectively. An Image Enhancement core tor workstations running production management, process provides a range of advanced image enhancement processing management, access control software programs; and the functions such as noise reduction, correction of image distor- other two connected to the servers running various SCADA tion and contrast enhancement. User interface displays can software. All information can be immediately displayed on be realised with configurable full graphic or symbolic overlays. the video wall. The Mura MPX series, featuring Gen 2.0 PCI Motion Stabilisation is an example of a complex and high Express x16 connection interface, provides up to a maximum performance IP core. Stabilisation is performed in real-time and of four inputs and four outputs on a single card that can cap- entirely electronically. The algorithm compensates for overall x-y ture a variety of input sources then scale, rotate, position and shift and roll of a scene, improving end-user vision and reduc- display them across the video wall canvas in real-time. ing work-load (see picture). Object tracking may be improved in Advantech certain down-stream tracking applications. www.advantech.eu RFEL www.rfel.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 27


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