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21 September 2010

Kontron HMITR: Rugged Display Computer for Mobile Applications with the Intel Atom E6xx Processor

Yesterday at InnoTrans Kontron announced the EN50155-compliant 10.4in Kontron Display Computer HMITR. The application-ready display computer is characterized by an extended temperature range (EN50155 T3), reduced energy consumption, and powerful graphics and display technology.

Designed for UIC 612-0x railway applications, the fanless and maintenance-free Kontron HMITR with capacitive touch display or hard keys has IP65 protection on the front side to safeguard it against dust and water. Thanks to its robust design the Kontron HMITR is well prepared for many demanding applications in the traffic and transportation industries. Other applications can be also found in the military, medical and industrial automation.

Typical railway applications include, for example, driver display systems (DDS) according to the UIC 612-0x, where the Kontron HMITR carries out diagnostic and control functions, such as train radio display (TRD), technical and diagnostic display (TDD), control and command display (CCD) and electronic timetable display (ETD). In military applications the Kontron HMITR handles the visualization of Ethernet-connected camera, radar or sonar data. In medical technology, the Display Computer is ideal for emergency vehicles. Industrial applications can be found, for example, in cranes and forklift trucks, which are also used outdoors.

These applications benefit from the rugged application-ready platform that is efficiently protected against heat and cold and made available by Kontron immediately after the release of the new Intel Atom processor, reducing time-to-market to a minimum.

The long-term available Kontron HMITR offers high reliability and is designed to meet the main railway standards (EN50155, EN50121-3-2, EN61373, EN60950) and compliant to CEN TS 45545-1. Application developers obtain an application-ready platform at no extra cost for their own certifications, saving both time and money.

The feature set in brief

The Kontron Display Computer HMITR is equipped with the latest Intel Atom E6xx processor (with up to 1.6GHz), the highly-integrated Intel Platform Controller Hub EG20T as well as 1,024MB of soldered RAM. For flexible integration into in-vehicle systems, the Display Computer offers a wide range of interfaces with Fast Ethernet (2x M12-D), USB 2.0 (2x M12), RS232/422 serial interfaces, GPIO CAN Layer2, as well as a loudspeaker connector (D-SUB25) and audio line-in/out. Additionally, standard Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0, as well as a SIM and an SD card slot, are accessible behind a service flap. The 10.4in display (800×600) offers an energy-saving and long-life LED backlight which automatically adapts its brightness to the ambient lighting for best contrast.

For customer-specific extensions Kontron HMITR provides two PCIe Mini Card slots for e. g. WLAN, GSM, MVB, and a GPS device is available as an option. The HMI offers two data storage options: a NAND Flash SSD with up to 32GB or an SD card. An EN50155 compliant power supply with either 24 or 72/100 volts DC rounds off the comprehensive feature set.

The Kontron Display Computer HMITR offers standard support of Windows XP/XPe, Embedded Linux, VxWorks and QNX as an option. It will become available in Q4 2010. Application-specific OEM versions of the system can be developed on request.

For further information on the EN50155 compliant Kontron Display Computer HMITR please visit Kontron’s website.

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