Complete hardware and software solution enables creation of customised industrial or commercial displays via ‘drag-and-drop’ design tools
SINGAPORE, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced global stock of PanelPilotACE, a new hardware and software display platform created by Lascar Electronics that enables the rapid development of fully customised industrial and commercial user interfaces and panel meters. PanelPilotACE’s combination of a multifunctional touch-screen colour display with simple drag-and-drop design software removes the need for any coding, cutting development time by months for even the most advanced displays.
The PanelPilotACE Design Studio software provides a number of building blocks to allow users to easily add elements to their project. From background images to text elements, analogue and digital style meters, touch-screen navigation elements and even complex logic statements, users can rapidly build up sophisticated multi-screen interfaces without needing to write a single line of code.
When complete, designs are uploaded to the first PanelPilotACE compatible display hardware, the SGD 43-A, via USB. This display features multiple standard inputs and interfaces, providing the flexibility for users to implement touch-screen navigation, measurement and display of analogue, digital and bus inputs, as well as control of outputs and alarms.
The free to download PanelPilotACE Design Studio software comes with a library of pre-defined elements, but users can also create or import their own elements to allow plenty of scope for creativity — enabling the display to be tailored for almost any industrial or commercial application.
The SGD 43-A is designed to be panel mounted, making it easy to integrate into a range of industrial and manufacturing applications and processes, but can just as easily be adapted for other commercial uses — as a touch-screen control panel in medical devices, for monitoring in scientific research, or even as an information display in museums or other public buildings.
The low-profile display features a 4.3″ capacitive touch-screen with an ARM 9 processor running embedded Linux. The display is powered either from USB or a 5V to 30V DC supply and offers users a wealth of hardware interfaces including four 16-bit bi-polar analogue inputs, eight digital input/output pins, two alarm outputs (max current sink 10mA) and four PWM outputs.
Users can test software on emulated hardware before uploading the designs quickly and easily via USB.
PanelPilotACE is available to purchase direct from stock at RS Components globally.
About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.
Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.
For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.
About Lascar Electronics
Lascar Electronics has been at the forefront of the global panel meter, display and data logger market for nearly 40 years. Lascar’s comprehensive in-house design, engineering and manufacturing expertise enables the company to constantly and quickly evolve and deliver the most innovative range of products on the market.
Tan Soo Chun
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