ENTRY series - entry model terminal
The requirements for the “classical” industrial PC with the highest possible protection category are still met. PC-based recording devices have long also been used in the areas of production and manufacture where the environmental conditions are less severe.
Use on assembly and integration workplaces becomes more and more relevant. These are places where flying metal chips, oils or vapors in the room air are exceedingly rare. However, data feedback, e.g. from operating, quality and machine data recording, remains an important item.
The terminal ENTRY is particularly suitable for use in warehouses, in simple manufacturing and packaging areas. With a display size of 15 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 768 all "simple" terminal applications are supported. Thanks to the built-in touchscreen, the applications on the terminal can be designed interactively. This increases employee acceptance for the device, since everything is intuitive and easy to do.
This type of industrial PC, as a simple terminal, comes into play when a large number of devices is required. Short distances to the feedback station or when order sequences and batches change quickly. Constant feedback to the MES system for a specific order in production. It can also be used to determine whether there is a machine malfunction and what the problem is in detail. The terminal enables measures to be taken quickly and specifically to remedy the relevant errors.
Basically, using a terminal increases productivity because all operational data can be recorded and queried in real time. The terminal thus fulfills a reliable and precise recording and evaluation of all entrepreneurially relevant production steps as well as the time management of the personnel. With the terminal, correct accounting in the accounting department is possible later, which is an advantage for the respective company and its employees.
The manufacturer of terminals always makes sure that all the necessary requirements are available to ensure that production runs smoothly.
The special features of the FORSIS ENTRY Terminal
- Is only offered in the 15 “XGA version (1024 x 768 resolution)
- Analog resistive touchscreen or capacitive PCAP multitouch
- Integration of RFID readers is possible; LEGIC © (advant), mifare © (DESFire) and hitag © are available
- Robust housing material made of sheet steel: powder-coated on the outside, galvanized on the inside
- The front has an IP65 degree of protection. And can be customized
- Connection side IP40
- Standardized mounting options with VESA100
- From a larger purchase quantity of terminals, we can deliver a desired front color according to RAL. With your own label, you can resell the ENTRY as an OEM product. We will gladly answer your questions!
A standard board in the form factor MINI ITX is used for the motherboard technology of the BDE terminal. This form factor offers a variety of interfaces, all of which are directly accessible on the panel of the MINI ITX board. Depending on the operating system, MSATA modules are used.
- There is no additional strain relief for the cables
- Access protection is also eliminated
Below you will find more information about the Mini ITX Board
With 170 x 170 mm², the Mini-ITX format offers an optimal dimension for compact terminals. Only the overall height of 44 mm means that a CPU cassette with 2 interfaces has to be implemented. With the clear advantage that the terminal thus offers a lot of space for extensions.
The ideal is the internal LVDS connection, which offers a loss-free and inexpensive connection to all common LCDs. Despite the compact connection panel, all relevant interfaces are available on high-quality thin mini ITX boards - for example for graphics, audio / video, network and peripheral systems.
The thin mini ITX boards of the FORSIS ENTRY BDE terminal are equipped with a CPU socket. Therefore, a highly scalable computing power must be combined with a quiet and energy-efficient operation in a compact design. Mainboards, such as the Fujitsu D3474-B, therefore also offer enormous computing power.
Entry into the world of industrial terminals
The model ENTRY of FORSIS is the entry into the world of industrial terminals. This consists of a built-in computer unit and a 15" LED display. The housing is robust and protected against dust.
A resistive touchscreen is installed to make the inputs interactive. This touchscreen technology reacts to pressure and is easy to use even with safety gloves. Since the terminal ENTRY has the protection class IP65 on the front, one or the other water splash can not harm the technology.
Directly available interfaces
The terminal ENTRY offers a variety of interfaces. These are all directly accessible on the panel of the MINI ITX board. The power supply is integrated in the housing and thus protected - the installation of the terminals is therefore possible with little effort.
The available connections of the terminal are deliberately adapted to the interfaces that are important for the industry. In the standard there are two network connections. With four USB, of which 2 x USB3.0 connections, you can connect a variety of other input and peripheral devices. If additional monitors are meant to be connected, an HDMI and / or display port is available.
Additional strain relief for the cables and access protection are not provided for this series. You will find these additives exclusively in the PROFI series
Standard CPU technology with MINI ITX board
A MINI ITX board and current Intel CPUs are used to equip the terminal. Depending on the required performance, Intel Celeron or Intel i3 CPUs can be used. As standard, FORSIS offers 4 GB of RAM, which can be expanded to 8 GB or 16 GB if required.
Depending on the operating system, compact flash modules or MSATA modules and the classic SSD with approx. 128 GB are used - if required, a higher capacity is possible. In addition, the many interfaces on the terminal are easily accessible and perfectly match the simple and service-friendly housing technology.
With the Wi-Fi option, the terminal can also be integrated into the IT infrastructure without a network cable. The fast and up-to-date Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac enables simple and smooth installation. The Wi-Fi module is also equipped with Bluetooth. This means, for example, that a handheld with bluetooth capabilities can be connected directly to the terminal.
Would you like the access authorization at the terminal to be issued via an ID card or chip?
FORSIS offers you another optional and security-relevant option to equip the ENTRY with an RFID - NFC card reader. This is integrated in the housing without the need for additional external attachments - a slim solution that is both functional and visually coherent.
We support the LEGIC © (advant), mifare © (DESFire) and hitag © reading process in our terminals. The RFID readers are programmed according to customer specifications. You are welcome to send us a test ID so that we can ensure that the built-in reader on your terminal is immediately ready for use when commissioning.
Attachment options - rear view
We offer a wall or stand bracket with inclination adjustment for attaching the terminal. On the back of the housing there is a VESA 100 mount, through which the ENTRY can also be installed on attachment systems with swivel technology. The mounting options of our terminals are diverse and offer a suitable solution for every task, however difficult. We would be happy to assist you in choosing the right mounting system.
"We will gladly answer your questions"
Thin Client or WEB Terminal ?
Matching the simple and cost-effective terminal ENTRY, there are also "slim" operating system solutions. Windows 10 IoT or an IGEL ThinClient is used as the operating system. We deliver the terminal pre-installed so that you can start setting up your applications or the ThinClient immediately after unpacking.
- Inexpensive entry into the world of industrial PCs
- Robust housing material made of sheet steel - powder-coated on the outside, galvanized on the inside
- 15 "XGA variant (1024 x 768 resolution, 4: 3 format)
- Equipped with suitable Intel CPUs as required
- 4 GB RAM, expandable to 8 GB
- 128 GB SSD for local data, additional RAM on request
- Protected against dust influences - connection side IP40, front side IP65
- The operating temperature is between 0 C ° and +40 C °
- Resistive touch technology that works well with safety gloves
- Optionally with WLAN and Bluetooth
- Integration of RFID NFC readers is possible - LEGIC, MIFARE and HITAG are offered
- Either Windows 10 IoT or IGEL ThinClient are used as the operating system
In contrast to the Office PC, our terminal ENTRY is from a single source. The compact and dust-proof housing, as well as the reduced wiring and space requirements, make installation at difficult points possible. In addition, a terminal is operated continuously compared to an office PC, because the choice of installed components is coordinated for continuous operation in the form of 24/7.
All components of the terminal have to be robust so that longevity is guaranteed. For example, hard drives are used that are protected against constant vibrations, are ideally suited for higher temperatures and are also designed for continuous operation. Alternatively, a flash memory can also be used for data backup.
The integration of terminals in the existing IT landscape can be carried out without any problems, since the technology and the software are based on optimized standards. All terminals from our production have been developed for stationary use under difficult conditions.
These measures prevent disturbing failures of the terminals and enable a long service life under difficult environmental conditions.
In the end, you save not only annoyance, but also lots of money.