Sealevel Announces New Contract to Design Hazardous Area Flat Panel Touchscreen Computer

December 18, 2013

A global leader in thermal management systems has chosen Sealevel to design a new flat panel touchscreen computer designed for wide temperature operation in hazardous environments. Based on Sealevel’s popular SeaPAC R9 system, the new flat-panel computer called the SeaPAC-R9-HAS will be used as a process controller and human-machine interface (HMI) and will carry Class 1 Division 2 and NEMA 4/IP65 certifications for panel mount applications in addition to standard CE and FCC approvals.

The SeaPAC-R9-HAS combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4″ TFT LCD in a rugged panel mounted design perfect for use in harsh or hazardous environments. Featuring LED backlight technology, the system offers an impressive extended operating temperature range of -30°C to 70°C with no heaters or cooling fans required.

Powered by a 400Mhz Atmel ARM9 microprocessor, the SeaPAC-R9-HAS is available with up to 256MB RAM and 256MB Flash memory for maximum performance in embedded systems. Standard I/O includes Ethernet, serial, USB, and digital inputs and outputs. For intuitive operator interface, the system provides a resistive touchscreen that is suitable for a wide range of environments and uses.

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 SeaPAC-R9-HAS 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.

Sealevel also offers custom design services that can modify the system to meet specific requirements for other Class 1 Division 2 applications.