EC: C-more Micro 6-inch TFT Touch Panel
Hardware - HMI, operator interface, displays: AutomationDirect, C-more Micro 6-inch TFT Touch Panel. The panel's 32,768 colors provide clear and colorful graphics for vibrant and intuitive screens. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
The C-more Micro 6-inch TFT Touch Panel's 32,768 colors provide clear and colorful graphics for vibrant and intuitive screens. The free programming software offers the choice of using built-in objects or importing custom graphics. The user can create and save custom objects and graphics to software libraries for fast and easy access from multiple projects. The 6-inch touch panel is equipped with a standard Type B USB programming port and five durable function keys with LED indicators. The unit offers 3.2 kB memory, LED backlight, multistate bitmap support and Windows font support. C-more micro's 320x240 screen allows either portrait or landscape installation when space is a concern.
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