Sealevel Announces New Contract to Design Hazardous Area Flat Panel Touchscreen Computer

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A global leader in thermal management systems has chosen Sealevel to design a new flat panel touchscreen computer designed for wide temperature operation in hazardous environments.

SeaPAC-R9-HAS Embedded Risc Touchscreen Computer

A global leader in thermal management systems has chosen Sealevel to design a new flat panel touchscreen computer designed for wide temperature operation in hazardous environments. Based on Sealevel’s popular SeaPAC R9 system, the new flat panel computer, called the SeaPAC-R9-HAS, will be used as a process controller and human machine interface (HMI) and will carry Class 1 Division 2 and NEMA 4/IP65 certifications for panel mount applications in addition to standard CE and FCC approvals.

The SeaPAC-R9-HAS combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD in a rugged panel mounted design perfect for use in harsh or hazardous environments. Featuring LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to +70°C with no heaters or cooling fans required.

Powered by a 400Mhz Atmel ARM9 microprocessor, the SeaPAC-R9-HAS is available with up to 256MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for maximum performance in embedded systems. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB, and digital inputs and outputs. For intuitive operator interface, the system provides a resistive touchscreen that is suitable for a wide range of environments and uses.

To provide the fastest time to market, the Windows CE 6.0 BSP binary and low-level drivers for system I/O are included. Additionally, the SeaPAC-R9-HAS software package is equipped with the Sealevel Talos I/O Framework, which offers a high-level object-oriented .NET Compact Framework (CF) device interface. This interface provides an I/O point abstraction layer with built-in support for easily interfacing the system’s I/O. Linux support is also available.

The SeaPAC-R9-HAS will be available as a standard product and expected release is February 2014. The system will be priced at $1,599 in low volume quantities. Sealevel also offers custom design services that can modify the system to meet specific requirements for other Class 1 Division 2 applications.

ABOUT SEALEVEL SYSTEMS, INC.
Sealevel Systems, founded in 1986, provides industrial computing solutions in addition to a variety of communications and I/O products including PCI Express and PCI Bus cards, Ethernet serial servers, and USB serial adapters. The product line includes multi-port RS-232, RS-422/485, RS-232/422/485 multi-interface high-speed sync/async, and digital/relay I/O. For more information visit http://www.sealevel.com or call 864-843-4343.

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