New Touchscreen Computer Designed for Hazardous Areas

May 15, 2015


  • 8.4″ 400 Nit TFT LCD with LED Backlight
  • Durable Glass-Surfaced Resistive Touchscreen
  • Class I, Division 2; ATEX Zone 2 Certified
  • (1) 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port
  • (2) USB 2.0 Ports; (1) USB Device Port
  • (8) Open Collector Digital Outputs
  • (2) Isolated RS-485 Serial Ports
  • (1) RS-485 Serial Port
  • (1) RS-232 Serial Port
  • NEMA 4/IP65 Front Bezel
  • –30°C to 60°C Operating Temperature Range

The HazPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4″ TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications in hazardous area locations. The system carries the ETL electrical safety mark and is tested and certified for use in hazardous locations classified as Class I, Division 2 (Groups A, B, C, D T5). Additionally, the system is certified in accordance with European ATEX directive and IECEx scheme requirements for use in Zone 2 classified areas.

Featuring LED backlight technology, the HazPAC R9-8.4 offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30° to 60°C with no heaters or cooling fans required. The front bezel of the system maintains NEMA 4/IP65 protection from sprayed liquids. For increased durability, the touchscreen integrates a glass surface that is waterproof, abrasion/scratch resistant, and impervious to flames, chemicals, solvents, and stylus use.

Powered by a 400 MHz ARM9 microprocessor, the HazPAC R9-8.4 is available with 128MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for maximum performance in embedded systems. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB and digital interfaces. The system is powered from your 9-30VDC source or select from a variety of Sealevel power supply options.

To provide the fastest time to market, the Windows CE 6.0 BSP binary and low-level drivers for system I/O are included. Additionally, the HazPAC R9-8.4 software package is equipped with the Sealevel Talos I/O Framework, which offers a high-level object-oriented .NET Compact Framework (CF) device interface. This interface provides an I/O point abstraction layer with built-in support for easily interfacing the system’s I/O. Linux support is also available.