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TMCNet:  AIS Expands HMI Panel PC Line with Windows Embedded 8 Support in One Trusted Platform Designed for Building Control and Monitoring Systems

[June 17, 2013]

AIS Expands HMI Panel PC Line with Windows Embedded 8 Support in One Trusted Platform Designed for Building Control and Monitoring Systems

IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), an ISO 9001:2008 and a certified supplier and manufacturer of Flat Panel PCs, extends support for the Windows Embedded 8 platforms and tools, providing one trusted platform for building intelligent systems. The convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) helps companies increase their operational intelligence by using their existing IT infrastructure and industry devices that securely exchange data with back-end systems.

Flat Panel PCs, Intelligent Touch Panels with Windows Embedded 8 Supports (Photo: Business Wire)

Flat Panel PCs, Intelligent Touch Panels with Windows Embedded 8 Supports (Photo: Business Wire)

One Trusted Platform

The AIS HMI Intelligent System provides one trusted platform for factories, manufacturing, and processing your organization's data - from devices on the edge of your network, to developer tools, back-end systems and services.

Scalability

The AIS HMI Intelligent System is an all-in-one hardware platform compatible with Windows Embedded operating systems. The touch panel computer is unique in that you only need this one platform for micro applications in HMI terminals and/or medium to large applications for manufacturing plants.

Performances

The AIS HMI Panel PC is designed with 3rd generation Intel (News - Alert)® Core™ i5/i7 processors for high-performance, with ultra-low power computing in a small, and fan-less form factor. This energy-efficient technology is embedded into the hardware to ensure optimum power efficiency independent of the operating system.

Standards

The AIS HMI Operator Panel is completely based on standard technologies, making sure that your investments are well safeguarded. The XML, ODBC, OPC, VBA, SOAP, Web services, TCP-IP, and SQL technologies have been integrated into the platform to guarantee easy data access and transparency.

Connectivity

The AIS Panel Computer provides comunication among devices and back-end systems, and optimizes the collection and transmission of information. The panel computer with pre-installed Windows Embedded family of operating systems supports faster-than-ever connectivity and SkyDrive, for anywhere, anytime access to files, on your hard drive or in the "Cloud".

Security

The AIS panel PC helps protect devices and information from unwanted content and unauthorized access. The touch panel computer with pre-installed Windows Embedded operating systems supports secure data and device management; hardware and software lockdown; application control and tamper resistance.

Manageability

The AIS HMI Intelligent System helps businesses maintain and manage hardware and software assets to achieve optimal use of resources at minimal cost and effort, while maximizing performance. The Panel PC with pre-installed Windows Embedded operating systems supports PowerShell automation; new file-management tools and Branch Cache bandwidth optimization technology; and new testing, deployment and migration tools.

Reliability Methods and Standards

AIS understands that high availability and reliability are required to minimize costs of operation (e.g. minimizing scheduled and unplanned maintenance). MTBF is integrated in AIS engineering design, and governs frequency of required system maintenance and inspections.

  • AIS calculates reliability prediction of industrial displays and embedded systems using the Bellcore standard.
  • Tests included: accelerated life test, voltage, current, temperature and vibration tests, temperature and humidity variations tests, and ongoing reliability test.
  • These standards use a series of models for various categories of electronic, electrical and electro-mechanical components to predict steady-state failure rates which environmental conditions, quality levels, electrical stress conditions and various other parameters affect.
  • The MTBF of AIS industrial embedded systems have been in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 hours.

About American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS)

AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty Military Embedded Computing, Industrial Panel PCs, Rugged Panel Computers, Industrial Monitors, Rugged Displays, Operator Interface Terminals, and Outdoor Digital Signage Display System solutions for customers in the government, aerospace, defense, building automation, chemical and petrochemical, food and beverage, oil and gas, packaging, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, solar power, utilities, water and waste water, and wind power markets. AIS specializes in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources needed in building it right and getting you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at 1-888-485-6688 or visit our new website at: www.aispro.com.


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