MPL AG Press Releases

Aug 2017 - Fanless 18.5" Wide Screen Panel-PC for Rugged Environments


The silent, space-saving PANEL18 is specifically designed as front-end interface for rugged, secure, or sensitive environments, where reliability and quality are important issues. The PANEL18 combines a 18.5” rugged display with excellent optical specifications, an optional touch screen, and a complete range of low power CPU based SBCs, from Single-Core Atom up to i7 Quad-Core.

The product is designed and built for none standard environments like in Railway, Maritime, or Oil Industry applications. The 18.5" LCD with LED backlight comes with 400 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 1500:1, and an operating temperature of -20°C up to +70°C. The resolution is 1920x1080 with an angle of view in all four directions of 85°. Optionally, the display can be equipped with capacitive Touch Technology.

The utilized embedded board computers come from the CEC or PIP Family and are 100% designed and produced by MPL AG in Switzerland. It can be chosen from various low power Intel CPUs, from Atom single-core, or up to i7 quad-core. The CEC and PIP boards used, are equipped with embedded long-term available Intel CPUs and include features like; up to five GbE ports, up to seven USB (3.0 and 2.0), up to four serial ports (RS232/485), etc.. The “All-in-One“ Panel PCs can be expanded over the internal mPCIe slot with WLAN, Bluetooth, LTE, or any Fieldbus.

The front of the PANEL18 is an IP65 protected, powder coated aluminum frame. On the back are standard interfaces available (can be customized). The Solution can be equipped with M12 to be used in Railways or Maritime application, other connectors are available on request. The standard supply power is 12VDC or optionally with 9-36VDC / 48VDC or 110VDC. Like all other MPL products, the PANEL18 does not require a fan, is very flexible, and can be adjusted to the customer needs and requirements.

The robust and front IP65 protected PANEL18 is the perfect solution as man machine/front-end interface for harsh applications like in Transportation/Railways, Maritime or for any other tough industrial applications. Further as space saving, fanless and noiseless system, the PANEL18 is the ideal solution for cabinet applications in telecommunication, kiosk information systems and Internet access points. It can be used standalone or in a Thin-Client configuration in combination with a server.

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