Industrial panel monitors for harsh environments
The ITM-51xx series of flat panel monitors by Advantech are designed for harsh machine and factory automation environments and feature a 5-wire resistive touch screen as well as VGA and DVI input interfaces.
Advantech’s ITM-51xx series of 12-in., 15-in., and 17-in. flat touch panel monitors are designed for harsh environments in machine and factory automation.
The LED backlight display provides a power saving of 20%-30%, and since it comes with a 5-wire resistive touch screen, it is even more accurate to the touch. The use of the LED backlight also enhances readability and increases the life of the panel.
For the purposes of easy cleaning, the ITM series have a smooth flat panel that is IP54 protected and has no ridges. They have an operating temperature as low as -20 C and as high as 60 C. For versatility, they have VGA and DVI input interfaces and a combo RS232 and USB interface for touch usage.
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