AutomationDirect has added its new EA9 series operator touch panels to the C-more line. The color TFT touch screens are available in 6, 8, 10, 12 or 15-inch versions. Prices start at $499 for the 6-inch base model (without Ethernet).
The EA9 series touch panels are equipped with 800 MHz CPUs, 64k colors, and reliable 50,000 hour backlights. Hardware includes three serial ports (one on 6-inch base model), an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port (full-featured models), two USB 2.0 ports (one type A, and one type B), and one slot for optional SD memory card; 12 and 15-inch models support two SD cards and are equipped with one HDMI video output port. The 6, 8 and 10-inch units support 26MB project memory; 12 and 15-inch units contain 82MB of project space. An audio output port, when attached to an amplifier and speaker(s), can play warning sounds or pre-recorded messages (full-featured models). All touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered; an optional attachable AC power adapter is available to power the panels from a 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz voltage source.
All models are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (when installed properly; for indoor use only) and are compatible with the EA9-PGMSW programming software, priced at $99.
C-more touch screen interface panels are backed with a two-year warranty.