| November 9, 2012
Industrial Monitors with Display Port Interface
A new range of industrial monitors are reportedly the first to use the DisplayPort interface and a 1.5 meter connecting cable. The FPM-5152G/5172G/5192G industrial monitors, which come in 15-inch, 17-inch and 19-inch sizes, have been designed to operate with the company's new range of embedded industrial PCs (UNO-2174G and UNO-2184G) that include the DisplayPort interface.
VGA and DVI interfaces have been in the industry for a long time period and will eventually be phased-out. The use of DisplayPort reportedly offers two core advantages over the remaining HDMI interface. The first is that DisplayPort is free of royalty and taxation charges, making import duties considerably lower. The second is that DisplayPort shows better quality video over longer distances (up to 50 ft) without bridge support or repeater devices, compared to VGA and DVI. This allows a large size machine, like a printing machine, to use one controller with two screens. It also uses a dedicated data path, which ensures that the industrial computer to which it’s connected doesn’t experience memory lag when updating the display.
All models have an optional resistive touchscreen, RS-232 and USB interface ports, and vibrant new color schemes. With multiple standard power inputs, including an attached 12Vdc adapter and 10 ~ 30Vdc Phoenix power-in connector, these models not only provide 100 ~220 Vac, but a wide range of Vdc input suitable for a variety of applications. With their IP65 front panel and the ability to support panel, wall, or VESA mounting, they can be easily integrated into any industrial environment and are especially suitable for factory automation tasks.
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