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United States : Touch Panel PCs Feature Industrial Communication Interfaces

June 24, 2014



American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an Open HMI Panel PC & Industrial PC (IPC) manufacturer, announces their Design for Smart Touch Panel PCs Manufacturability Services (DMS) supporting Industrial Ethernet (IE) and Fieldbus communications technologies. AIS s Open HMI and Industrial displays new product development and engineering service features open platform, PC-based HMIs with industrial communication interface options for real-time, greater bandwidth and larger data packages that provide communications with more intelligent industrial devices. AIS also offers a cadre of new product development, engineering, quality, certifications and standards testing services for OEMs and end-user customers in factory, industrial, commercial and process automation industries.

AIS s Open, PC-Based HMI Platforms Pave the Way for Improved Network Communications Flexibility & Connectivity for Automation Users

AIS s new open HMI Touch Panel PC offering has expanded its industrial network capabilities and protocols delivering high performance real-time Industrial Ethernet including: EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus, and PROFINET connectivity. For Fieldbus network communications AIS s new product designs also offer: CANopen, DeviceNet, and PROFIBUS, supporting traditional Fieldbus as well as all established Real-Time-Ethernet systems. Nelson Tsay, President of AIS adds, By extending the range of our available industrial communications interface options for greater network integration and connectivity, our series of open platform, PC-based HMIs provide our customers maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication, while offering innovative concepts for those wanting a single platform and network for their entire plant or factory.

AIS s Open, Industrial Touch Panel Designs Are Equipped to Meet the Insatiable Demand for Faster & More Robust Data Transfer, Communication and Network Integration

While three quarters of all the connected nodes in the industrial world are still traditional networks, utilizing protocols such as DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, Modbus, and others, Industrial Ethernet is gaining ground fast. According to industry research, Ethernet nodes in process industries are set to almost double from 2011 to 2016. With this growth forecast in mind, industrial Ethernet will account for almost half of networked nodes connected in process industries in 2016. The study also confirms that ProfiNet and Ethernet/IP have a leading position, both having a market share of 30% of the globally established Industrial Ethernet solutions.


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