Technologic Systems (https://www.embeddedARM.com) unveiled the newest addition to its Touch Panel Computer (TPC) Suite. The TS-TPC-8950 is an open frame, 10-inch resistive touchscreen powered by the TS-4900, a high performance embedded computer-on-module. Capable of running a Solo or Quad NXP/Freescale i.MX6 CPU, this Touch Panel Computer has the ability to provide end-users with true, next-generation graphical experience with high-definition video, 2D, or 3D graphics. The TS-8950-4900 is an ideal solution for applications that require a touch-based Human Machine Interface (HMI), such as: industrial automation, medical, automotive, self-service kiosks, and retail point-of-sale terminals. This product offers an excellent value with a full range of features and industry standard connectors packed into a low power, high performance design.
Wired for the Real World
The TS-TPC-8950-4900 comes equipped with a Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0+EDR module on-board for out-of-the-box functionality and connectivity as well as the option for an additional XBee Radio. The TS-TPC-8950-4900 is an entirely solid-state operation with no moving parts and is rated from -20°C to +70°C. Supporting the 10-inch TFT LCD is a rugged aluminum frame, making it an ideal solution for mounting on wall, cabinet or point of sale signage. For use in the field, the TS-8950-4900 has a mPCIe slot which can accommodate a host of options and diverse set of I/O capacities such as on-board GPS for asset management or use in vehicles. An on-board mSATA connection is ideal for applications requiring access to large reliable data storage. The TS-TPC-8950-4900 is built with functionality and flexibility in mind and offers a wide variety of connectors including three USB Host Ports, Gigabit and 10/100BASE-T Ethernet, Serial, SATA II, PCI Express and DIO ports. The unit may be powered by standard DC power supply with flexible input range from 5V DC to 30V DC or via Power over Ethernet (PoE).
Comes out Swinging
The TS-TPC-8950-4900 can boot from the onboard eMMC Flash or microSD card to Linux, Windows Embedded Compact, QNX Neutrino RTOS, or Android operating systems via U-Boot bootloader for out of the box functionality. For the onboard eMMC flash, a choice between high reliability SLC or high capacity MLC configurations are available. The device comes standard with Yocto Linux distribution running the 3.10 kernel version, which has been customized to take full advantage of the i.MX6 CPU 3D graphics acceleration capabilities, and boots to shell in under 6 seconds. Linux support can easily be expanded to include Debian, Fedora, Slackware, Ubuntu, etc.
Welcome Addition to the Family
“We are really pleased to introduce the TS-8950-4900 to our product portfolio,” stated Robert Miller, company Founder and President. “It has a lot of power in a very elegant package and I feel will really take HMI to the next level. Because of the robust features and connectivity options we’ve built in, it’s as much at home on a retail counter as it is in a vehicle or industrial setting. I’m really excited to see what applications we can help our customers come up with for deploying the TS-8950-4900.”
About Technologic Systems
Technologic Systems has been in business for 32 years, helping more than 8000 OEM customers and building over a hundred COTS products that have never been discontinued. Our commitment to excellent products, low prices, and exceptional customer support has allowed our business to flourish in a very competitive marketplace. We offer a wide variety of single board computers, computer-on-modules, touch panel PCs, PC/104 and other peripherals, and industrial controllers that satisfy most embedded project requirements. We also offer custom configurations and design services. We specialize in the ARM and X86 architectures, FPGA IP-core design, and open-source software support, providing advanced custom solutions using hardware-software co-design strategies.