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Next-generation flat panel from Siemens uses Ethernet connectivity for greater flexibility


Siemens UK & Ireland has incorporated an Ethernet connection in its industrial flat panel monitors to provide manufacturers with more flexible display options.

The monitors can now transmit USB and video signals over long distances without requiring a KVM. Unlike traditional technology, the Ethernet interface enables the use of monitor screens as far away from the PC as needed.

Connection via Ethernet instead of via graphics interfaces also brings greater flexibility in the development and introduction of decentralised operating concepts.

In this case, up to four monitors can be connected to a single PC. Time savings can also be achieved thanks to reduced effort in terms of the cabling required.

The monitors are built with impact-resistant glass in either 19 or 22 inches, and feature Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology which supports multi-touch and gestures. This allows the unit to be operated even through work gloves.

Paul Herron from Siemens UK & Ireland comments: “We’re always looking to meet the needs of fast-paced industrial environments, so the addition of Ethernet connectivity into our flat panel monitors is designed to provide greater flexibility of use in production.”

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Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that stands for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totalled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. Siemens has around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.

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