Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands, November 2nd, 2020 Portwell (www.portwell.eu) a world-leading innovator for Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded computing solutions, and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, announces the LEAD-PD, -PND and -PPC series, a new family of panel PC products designed for the IoT market as a robust, functional and flexible multi-touch human-machine interface (HMI). According to Kevin Chou, Portwell’s product manager, the new LEAD series provides a rich portfolio of touch displays or fanless panel PCs with a variety of connectivity and computing flexibility. “Besides the option of two sizes,” Chou confirms, “the new LEAD series features full HD 10-point projective capacitive touch screen with stylish, slim and bezel-free outlook. Plus,” Chou adds, “a solid IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel, and fast time to market”.
Chou suggests applications for Portwell’s LEAD series include smart retail applications include digital signage, recognition, customized advertisements/ promotions, merchandise locations, self-checkout, and delivery. Kiosk applications include point of interest, point of information in hospitality locations such as hotel or restaurant; transportation such as parking lot, train station, airport; library, exhibition hall; government infrastructure; industrial/factory automation; facility management; intralogistics or smart warehouse and much more.
LEAD Series: Common Features
“The LEAD series currently consists of three subsets” explains Yaling Sun, Portwell’s product manager. “LEAD-PD series, a Touch Display with multi-touch function; LEAD-PND series, an ARM-based flat panel PC that supports Android™ operating system; and LEAD-PPC series, utilizing Intel Atom® Dual Core® processor compatible with Win 10 IoT, Linux, and Android operating system.”
According to Sun, all three models share the following common features: display sizes of 21.5˝ or 23.6˝; back shell colors in black flame-retardant plastics; full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution wide-screen display; 16:9 ration panel; P-CAP and 10-point multi-touch operation; fanless, stylish and bezel-free design, suitable to face end-users; standalone or VESA® 75mm x 75mm mounting options; ingress protection rating of IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel; certified to CE (EN 55032 and EN 55024), FCC 47CFR Part 15 Subpart B and EN 60068-2-6 for vibration and EN 60068-2-27 shock absorption.
For more information on other members of this family, see EDITOR’S NOTES at the end of this release.
Zooming, Rotating, Panning and More
“Portwell LEAD series’ 10-point multi-touch display supports a full set of gestures such as zooming in and out,” says Sun, “as well as panning or rotating. This gives users a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on the screen.
Convenient, Versatile and Future-Proof for IoT
“We envisage our customers using the LEAD series as an add-on product to supplement Portwell’s industrial or embedded computers,” says Kevin Chou. “It’s convenient and easy to use and will expedite time-to-market for their own products. Because it is fanless, with a slim and stylish bezel-free design, the new LEAD series makes it ideal for facing end-users. Plus,” he adds, “the features such as the P-CAP multi-touch, IP65 water- and dust-proof front panel and flexible choice of connectivity enables this product to function in multiple environments. And as always,” Chou confirms, “our customers not only benefit from the most up-to-date technology and features, but they also gain peace of mind from the long lifespan support inherent with every Portwell product.”
LEAD-PD Series: Touch displays that adopt 10-point multi-touch panel and fanless design make it quiet and long-lasting, and able to operate interactively with end-users.
LEAD-PND Series: Designed as a networked display or panel PC and suitable for Web-based applications or APPs. LEAD-PND series includes Allwinner A83T Octa-core Cortex A7 CPU to provide necessary basic computing power.
LEAD-PPC Series: Powerful Panel PC that adopts Intel Apollo Lake Dual-Core x5-E3930 processor; compatible with mainstream OS including Microsoft® Windows® 10 IoT, Linux® Ubuntu 16.10 or Android 6.0 to satisfy our customers’ versatile demands in software applications.