Multi-touch monitor line expands
Kontron's OmniView multi-touch monitors aim to reflect a durable industrial design.
The new Kontron monitors offer projective-capacitive multi-touch functionality in a 16:9 wide-screen design with joint-free glass surfaces. The new industrial monitors featuring IP65 front protection are also interoperable with any industrial PC.
Via the long-distance interface for DVI-D and USB, the OmniView industrial monitors can be installed at a distance of up to 30 meters, or 100 feet, from the host, which allows for flexible GUI installations on machinery and the shop floor. With its high luminance of up to 300cd and matt glass front, the monitors offer readability in difficult lighting conditions.
Depending on the monitor chassis, mounting options for the new industrial monitors in 21.5, 18.5, and 15.6 formats are either panel mount (installation) or Vesa mount (stand-alone). The monitors also boast a high level of connectivity. With USB for touchscreen control as well as DisplayPort, DVI-I and VGA connections, the monitors can not only be hooked up to the latest systems but also to legacy products.
- Edited by Jessica DuBois-Maahs, Associate Content Manager, CFE Media, Plant Engineering, Control Engineering
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.