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Rugged 8.4-inch panel PC’s ready for HMI duty

Dec 10, 2010 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

Aaeon announced an 8.4-inch, SVGA industrial HMI touch-panel computer touted for its light 3.3-pound weight, under two-inch depth, and IP65-compliant dust and water resistance. The ruggedized AHP-1081 is equipped with an Intel Atom N270 processor, a mini-PCI slot, SATA and CompactFlash storage, and dual gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, and serial ports, says the company.

The AHP-1081 is aimed at space-limited applications including factory automation, home automation, point of sale (PoS), and HMI applications, says Aaeon. Built on the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270, the panel PC is said to be equipped with up to 2GB DDR2 memory.

Aaeon AHP-1081

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The 8.4-inch, 800 x 600-pixel display offers resistive touch support, as well as 450-nit  luminance and an LED backlight, says the company. The AHP-1081 is said to offer a CompactFlash slot and 2.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) bay for storage, as well as a Mini PCI slot for additional expansion.

Dual gigabit Ethernet ports are supplied, as are RFID and Wi-Fi options, says Aaeon. Additional I/O includes two USB 2.0 ports, two serial ports, and a VGA port, says the company.

Touted for its light, 3.3-pound weight and slim design, with a depth of less than two inches, the AHP-1081 is available with VESA 75 mounting. The fanless computer can withstand temperatures of 32 to 122 deg. F (0 to 50 deg. C), and also provides shock and vibration resistance, as well as IP65 resistance on the front panel. Linux and various Windows versions are said to be supported.

AHP-1081, breakout view

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Features and specifications listed for the Aaeon AHP-1081 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz
  • Memory — up to 2GB DDR2 via single SODIMM
  • Expansion:
    • CompactFlash slot
    • Mini PCI slot
  • Storage — 2.5-inch HDD bay with internal SATA port
  • Display:
    • 8.4-inch TFT-LCD (800 x 600) with 16.2 million colors
    • 450-nit luminance
    • 5-wire analog resistive touch (2048 x 2048)
    • LED backlight
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x RS-232
    • 1 x RS-232/422/485
    • 1 x VGA
  • Dimensions — 9.65 x 7.2 x 1.97 inches (245 x 183 x 50mm); VESA 75 mounting
  • Weight — 3.3 lbs (1.5 k)
  • Operating temperature — 32 to 122 deg. F (0 to 50 deg. C)
  • Vibration resistance — 1 g rms/ 5~ 500Hz/ operation with HDD
  • Shock resistance — 20 G peak acceleration (11 msec. duration)
  • Ingress resistance — IP65 certified plastic front panel
  • Power — DC 12V
  • Operating system — Linux (Fedora), Windows CE 6.0, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7


The Aaeon AHP-1081 appears to be available now, but pricing was not listed. More information may be found here.

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