PITTSBURGH — Power management company Eaton has announced the launch of the technologically advanced XP500 family of industrial touch-panel personal computers. The powerful, multi-touch, low-maintenance touch screen allows the user to pinch, zoom, rotate, scroll and finger swipe, just like a smartphone or tablet. Openness, sturdiness and ease of use are all packed into a premium, slim design.
Eaton developed the XP500 family especially to meet the requirements of machine builders and plant engineers. All solid-state memory and a fanless design means there are no moving parts that could compromise reliability in industrial applications. They are designed for use in harsh industrial environments, including hazardous UL/cUL Class I Division 2 applications, and can be connected to standard control systems via two independent Ethernet interfaces, as well as by its RS-485 and RS-232 interfaces. Multi-touch functionality allows users to press functional buttons on the screen with multiple fingers.
As with modern touch pads and smartphones, users can zoom and scroll elements and documents from the integrated help system using two fingers. High-precision sensors prevent unintended commands or machine starts. Critical functions can be configured to activate only when pressing multiple control fields simultaneously -- delivering greater safety over single-touch devices.
All XP500 panel PCs can be easily integrated thanks to their fully open PC design, high reliability, and flexible configurability provided by the Windows Embedded Standard 7 operating system.
XP500 PCs are available with widescreen sizes of 10.1 inches, 15.6 inches and 21.5 inches.