Panel Mount Monitors and Open Frame Monitors: Customized Mounting Solutions
Industrial monitors and displays vary from regular computers in many ways, mainly in their environmental characteristics. An industrial monitor is designed to withstand harsh working environments with a wide range operating temperature, dust and water resistance, shock absorption, and more. In many instances, industrial monitors are unable to be freestanding – perhaps space does not allow for that or it is too dangerous to leave a computer out into the open in certain environments. However, industrial monitors and displays, such as panel mount monitors or open frame monitors, come with many different mounting solutions that enables users to mount the monitor onto a flat surface, equipment panel, cabinets, or existing apertures. Acnodes industrial monitors supports various mounting options; wall mount, panel mount, open frame mount, VESA mount, for a wide range of industrial and commercial requirements. These mounting solutions are ideal for rugged outdoor applications, industrial applications, kiosks, cabinet displays, and custom-built machines.
Panel Mount Monitors - Mountable Industrial PCs
Panel mounts are used primarily for process control and data acquisition and in some cases, are even used as a front end to another control computer in a distributed processing environment. Acnodes panel mount monitors provide an industrial LCD display panel integrated into a rugged metal open frame that is available with or without an aluminum front bezel. These high-quality industrial monitors offer full WUXGA HD resolution with up to 1000-nit brightness. There are also quad display monitors available, which are ideal for industrial automation control and CCTV monitor applications. Several of the panel mount and open frame monitor displays may also be used for outdoor sunlight applications.
Touch Screen Monitors - Overview
A touch screen acts as an interface between humans and computers in an automation control unit. Unlike keyboards or mice, touch screens provide convenience and user-friendly access to receive information from one computer to another. Touch screens work by detecting touch points according to physical relations and are divided into three types: Resistive type touch screen, Capacitive type touch screen, and Projected Capacitive type touch screen. A resistive type touch screen consists of a glass panel and film screen that functions when a finger or other stylus produces voltage by way of pressure sensors. A capacitive type touch screen comes with a transparent electrode layer that relies on the electrical properties of the human body to detect when and where on a display the user touches. Lastly, the projected capacitive type touch screen, which is similar to the capacitive type touch screen, is composed of a sheet of glass with embedded transparent electrode films and an IC chip that supports multi-touch.