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Upgraded HMIs boast brighter screens, better resolution

| By Chemical Engineering


The recently upgraded HG2G-V5 5.7-in., HG3G-V8 8.4-in., HG3G-VA 10.4-in. and HG4G-VC 12.1-in. human-machine interface (HMI) touchscreen models (photo) are direct replacements for previous models, offering a seamless upgrade path and fitting into the exact same panel cutouts. All HMI programming can be converted from existing to these new models, so no new programming is required. All updated models use TFT-LCD screens, with the three larger-sized HMIs improving the resolution to 1,024 x 768 pixels, while the 5.7-in. model remains at 640 x 480 pixels. The entire range of HMIs in the series offers top-performing brightness, in this case ranging from 600 to 800 cd/m2, to deliver greater visibility, even in high-glare locations, such as direct sunlight. — IDEC Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.