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Reach Technology Launches 7″ Linux Touchscreen Display Modules


July 16, 2015
By Business Wire News

FREMONT, Calif.

Reach Technology, Inc. a leader in Linux Touchscreen Display Modules, today launched a new 7″ Standard Resistive Display Module (Model: G2H2-7R) to help engineers add user interfaces that look like an iPad® or iPhone® (scrolling, sliding, transparencies, 3D graphics, and animations) to their medical or industrial products. These modules:

  • Separate GUI design and real time processing to simplify and speed development.
  • Offer good price/performance.
  • Provide full connectivity options: RS-232, CAN bus, Ethernet, USB host, USB device, I2C, GPIO.
  • Include High level Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with drag-and-drop visual design tools.
  • Offer proven hardware and full software support.

Powered by the G2H2 controller, this general-purpose Linux touchscreen module incorporates an industrial panel with an integrated touch screen designed for applications that demand long term availability. With a Freescale i.MX 6Solo ARM Cortex-A9 core processor, the module offers a wealth of I/O interfaces for connecting to other sections of a medical or industrial product. It can be powered with an input of 5V to 12V DC. Specifications at http://linuxtouchscreen.com/support/product-specific-documentation/7-resistive/.

This module runs Embedded Linux for stability, reliability, and long term support. Unlike other hardware products that require specialized Linux expertise to use, Reach offers kits suited for developers’ existing tool knowledge. Quick Start Guides at http://linuxtouchscreen.com/support/getting-started-with-a-development-kit/.

Specialized hardware/software available to volume customers.

Development Kits Available

Engineers can get started with a development kit for $449 which includes all the hardware, software, and support needed to create a prototype in days, not months. Customers can move smoothly into production with off-the-shelf display modules offering 5-7 years availability as a minimum.

Kits can be purchased at http://linuxtouchscreen.com/products/development-kits/ or by contacting Reach (510-770-1417 x112, sales@reachtech.com).

About Reach Technology, Inc.

Reach gives a jump start to companies adding a touchscreen or display to their product. The company offers display modules to get touch screen displays up-and-running fast in prototypes and smoothly in production. Learn more at www.reachtech.com. The company’s new Linux Touchscreen modules with advanced capabilities can be found linuxtouchscreen.com.

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Reach Technology
Sarah Harrington, 503-274-7335 direct