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AIS’s Graphical Operator Interface Panel, Compact and Scalable Industrial HMI Solutions Powered by Windows Embedded Compact 7 Real-Time Operating System

March 30, 2015
By Marketwire News

IRVINE, CA –(Marketwired – March 30, 2015) – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), a leader in development and manufacturing of HMI solutions including: industrial panel touchscreens, industrial panel PCs and touch-panel operator interfaces for industrial markets and applications, has announced their family of Graphical Operator Interface Panels are powered by Windows Embedded Compact 7 Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) for seamless operation, advanced performance and superior PC-based control, diagnostics and monitoring. Fast, Economical Deployment of Control Automation Systems in Manufacturing Environments With Windows® Embedded powered solutions, AIS’s Graphic Operator Interface Panels enable fast, economical deployment of control and automation systems in manufacturing environments. The AIS open platform HMI advantage is among several benefits relevant to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) helping AIS’s customers maintain a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. Each key challenge faced by manufacturing customers — not just HMI upgrades but sustainability issues, pressure for device convergence, security, operations that increasingly transcend borders, changing workplace demographics, regulatory complexity, and the emergence of new markets — can be addressed by AIS’s Graphic Terminals with Windows Embedded capabilities. Windows Embedded represents a proven, reliable solution for optimizing today’s advanced manufacturing environment. Offering advanced features formerly found in full sized, industrial computers, AIS’s open architecture, PC-based HMIs with pre-installed Windows Embedded are ideal for industrial applications that require:/T/– Custom development software designed for Windows platform– Web-based HMI features for remote access to web servers, the cloud and the Industrial Internet of Things– Access to a wide variety of peripheral support and connectivity options, expandable external memory and storage, etc./T/Pre-Installed with a Trusted Platform and Real-Time Operating System, AIS’s Industrial Operator Interface Terminals Solve Challenging Industry & OEM Requirements Windows Embedded Compact 7 is a componentized, real-time operating system with x86 and ARM architectures. Packaged with Windows Embedded Compact 7, AIS’s Operator Interface Panel PCs equip OEMs with the tools they need to create nimble, enterprise-class intelligent system solutions while reducing time to market. AIS HMI Touch-Panels with Windows Embedded Compact 7-based support a variety of connectivity options, providing more flexibility for connecting industry devices to your company’s network. Support for enhanced Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB enables you to deploy devices across your corporate network, where they can help automate business processes and generate data that leads to greater insight. Key Windows Embedded Compact 7 features:/T/– Rich user interface /T/Using the XAML technology used to create a modern-looking application — works seamlessly with other devices such as sensors, tiny controls and PLCs to improve the worker’s productivity. This HMI device can further capture the work completion and environment data, which can potentially be analyzed using a management console to improve worker productivity, incorporating new training programs that enable a truly intelligent factory automation system./T/– Flexible architecture/T/Windows Embedded Compact 7 presents many advantages as an environment with which to develop an advanced Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a control system. An advanced HMI makes it easier to add functionality and insure that it is usable through improved ease of use. /T/– Secure and reliable/T/One-tier security model feature is SDL compliant and helps ensure that only authenticated applications can run on an industry device, with reliable wireless connectivity and networking performance./T/– Ease of development/T/Familiar tools like Visual Studio and Expression Blend allow you to create attractive and intuitive user interfaces, and bring differentiated devices to market faster than ever before. AIS’s New HMI Families: Premium, Standard and Compact Series Overview of Features & Benefits AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs including, the Premium, Standard and Compact HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include: /T/– Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications– PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration– Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making– Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box PC– Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000- 100,000 hours on Eco mode– Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering– International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance– Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements/T/About AIS Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest range of industrial computing solutions, AIS solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit:, email: or contact: 1-888-485-6688. Image Available: Available: Video Available: Information: Media Relations Contact: American Industrial Systems, Inc. David G. MartoranaMarketing & Public Relations1.847.630.6487