|[October 18, 2013]
Reach Launches Next Generation of Display Modules
FREMONT, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Reach Technology, Inc., a recognized leader in�embedded
touchscreen modules,�today launched a new product line to help
product designers add user interfaces that look like an iPad® or iPhone (News - Alert)®
with scrolling, sliding, transparencies, 3D graphics and animations to
their medical or industrial products. These modules:
Include High level Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with
drag-and-drop visual design tools provided by the Qt Project, an open
source collaboration used in thousands of commercial products.
Come with example code, video tutorials, and Reach custom visual
Provide full connectivity options: RS-232, RS-485, CAN bus,
Ethernet, USB host, USB device, I2C, SPI, USART.
Offer price/performance�similar to the highly successful Reach
Generation One products.
Are field-proven with extreme ESD protection and ultra-low EMC for
easy regulatory approval.
G2 (News - Alert) 4.3" Display Modules are ultra-compact and combine a multi-function
processor board and a 4.3-inch WQVGA (480 x 272) TFT color capacitive
touch or resistive touch LCD. A wide range of input/output (I/O) options
include serial, Ethernet, USB, CAN, and I2C. WiFi (News - Alert) is supported via a USB
dongle for maximum flexibility with evolving standards. Modules are
small enough to fit in a 2U high rack enclosure. 25+KV ESD and FCC Class
B EMC (News - Alert) test results are provided to ease regulatory compliance. Modules
are designed for long-term availability with a 10+ year processor life
and multi-sourced, industry standard LCD form factor. Find additional
product specifications at www.ReachTech.com/G2/.
"The G2 product was instrumental to the success of our newest card
shuffler. The support provided by Reach is world class." - Jim Helgesen,
R&D Manager, SHFL entertainment, Inc.
Complete Development Kits Available
Kits ($449) include all the hardware, software, and support designers
need to create a prototype in days, not months. The Display Module
included in the kit is ready for production orders and offers 5-7 years'
availability at a minimum.
G2 modules run Embedded Linux for stability, reliability, and long-term
support. Unlike other off-the-shelf hardware products that require
specialized Linux expertise to use, Reach offers two kits each targeted
to developers' existing tool knowledge. These are:
Designed for Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows® users who want immediate results. Does
not require embedded Linux experience. No kernel building, no File
System work; all display module files are accessed via a Windows file
server running on the development module. A simple Windows G2Link
utility provides push-button access to the module for configuration and
The kit connects the module to your PC (Ethernet or supplied WiFi
dongle). Use supplied Qt Creator IDE and library (buttons, indicators,
soft keyboard, etc.) to design the user interface (UI) using
"drag-and-drop" visual editing. Easily place and customize animated
widgets, like the ones you would find on an iPhone, such as spinners for
selecting values. All UI code is written in high-level QML and
there is no compile step, and the same code can run on either the PC or
the target device. QML is a markup language is easily understood by Web
designers and UI creators. Design the interface, simulate it on the PC,
then push the G2Link "Publish and Run" button to see how it looks and
feels on the touch LCD. Kits include sample applications, tutorial
videos, and full technical support via email and phone.
This kit provides a full development environment for users with moderate
Linux experience that want more development options or need module
This kit gives developers the freedom to code in C, C++, using packages
like Qt, GTK+, X11 and others. Included is a Linux Virtual Machine (VM)
with a cross compiler for the module processor. Even the most
experienced developers do not need to build their own kernel and Root
File System (RFS) - Reach maintains a full Yocto build system and can
provide custom builds as needed. This way, the developer can focus on
developing the application, not on compiling the Linux environment.
Purchase Development Kits at www.ReachTech.com/G2/
or contact Reach Sales (510-770-1417 x112, firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Reach Technology, Inc.
Reach gives a jump start to manufacturing companies adding a touchscreen
to their product. The company offers modules to get displays
up-and-running fast in prototypes and smoothly in production. Learn more
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