Information terminal for production - VISION series

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Visualization of manufacturing information - VISION series

Up-to-date instructions and information at every place, quickly prepared and continuously updated, and thus the employee fully informed - information terminals in and for production.

You may be familiar with it - a product change in the assembly line, a new employee or an illness replacement - so that these situations do not turn into quality risks, every assembly instruction must be up-to-date and understandable at the workplace.

The classic “bulletin board” with printed work plans, drawings or other information is no longer necessarily up-to-date. More and more companies are moving in the direction of paperless information.

Many MES systems already offer prepared information for employees in manufacturing and production - ideal for our information terminals.

As a provider of PC-based data acquisition devices for this application environment, FORSIS is an established partner.
In addition to the recording devices, we now also want to offer you information terminals with exactly the same hardware platform for displaying your data.

Current LCD sizes are 43 "and 55". In planning for Q1 / 2021 are 65 "and 75".

As always, the technical data of the information terminal is summarized in compact form

  • Design variants as:
    - Monitor variant, i.e. all important connection options for a monitor are available
    - Fat client, i.e. computer unit of the INTEL®SKYLAKE generation, preferably WINDOWS® as the operating system
    - Small or thin client, i.e. based on a Raspberry Pie board variant, preferably LINUX as the operating system
  • The INTEL® IPC variant is 100% compatible with the FORSIS recording devices
  • With MS® WINDOWS® 10 operating system - thus the same image and the same software distribution
  • Linux Debian operating system for Raspberry Pie P3 + motherboard (industrial variant)
  • Housing material made of sheet steel: powder-coated outside, galvanized inside
  • Various mounting options with VESA 200/400
  • Modular device structure
  • Protection class IP42, protective screen as an option in preparation
  • Internal power supply 230V AC with DC OUHT 24V DC and 12V DC - 120W

A wide variety of approaches are followed for visualization in the production environment. Starting with the TV set to plasma screens.

This is certainly also possible, since the protection class of the devices does not have to be particularly high, because the installation location of the devices is primarily decisive for your safety, e.g. ceiling mounting or wall mounting at the appropriate height. As a rule, they are not operated by the employees.

FORSIS wants to offer two advantages with the information terminals of the VISION series:
- Protection class IP42 as a middle ground and
- specifically guarantee the continuity of the connection in the respective infrastructure of the company.

The decisive criterion for digital signage applications in the “industrial” environment is reliability.

In many cases, the critical component is the built-in flat screen.
Unfortunately, the “big” LCDs have earned a “bad” reputation for their lifespan in the past. This problem is known, however, and we are clearly focusing on quality with the FORSIS VISION series. The FORSIS VISION components are selected according to:

  • We guarantee the MTBF value of the individual components a high number of operating hours
  • A wide temperature range during operation increases the service life of the individual components

The high luminosity of up to 2500cd / m² does not overload the temperature regime and especially the LCD.

In principle, only LCDs with LED-based background lighting are used. This LED backlight offers lower electromagnetic noise and lower power consumption, thus reducing power consumption.

In addition, the background lighting is monitored and controlled. The control optimizes the highest possible luminosity for the respective working temperature range. This leads to an extremely long service life. The monitored backlight system offers a mean downtime (MTBF) of 100,000 hours. This corresponds to typical product life requirements for industrial grade applications with frequent or continuous operation and minimal maintenance.

Very important! Your operating system also plays a decisive role here, which PC (motherboard) variant is the right one for you.


  • CPU Celeron © 3955 SKYLAKE® alternative I3 or I7
  • RAM 8 GB standard, maximum possible 16 GB
  • Fixed storage 128 GB M.2 SSD
  • LAN 2x 1Gb RJ45 1x 1Gb RJ45
  • Interfaces 2x USB 2.0 / 2x USB 3.0 1x USB2.0
  • Graphics 1x VGA external
  • WLAN - optional Mini PCIe socket
  • Bluetooth - optional
  • Operating system WINDOWS / LINUX

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+

  • BCC2837 A53 QuadCore
  • any 4/8 GB eMMC
  • BIOS UEFI BIOS, TPM2.0, Secure boot
  • internal dual channel LVDS 1x HDMI / LVDS
  • WLAN - optional Mini PCIe socket
  • Operating system. LINUX
Our sales team will gladly answer your questions!

Monitor variant of the VISION information terminal


The classic solution as a pure monitor. This means that the current interfaces from monitor technology, such as HDMI, DP and VGA, are available.
Depending on the position of the control unit (PC, thin client, etc.) or the mounting point of the large screen, this may be sufficient. Limitations can arise due to cable lengths.
There is complete freedom in the selection of the control unit, i.e. computer types (CPU, expansion level, manufacturer, etc.) can be freely selected.

IPC variant of the information terminal

Skylake CPU (1) Min

If the large screens form a unit with the PC technology, many advantages can arise. This starts with the cable routing and the simplified installation options.

But it gets very interesting when you are already using FORSIS products. We have attached great importance to the consistency in our product lines. We offer the VISION series with the same motherboard technology as the data acquisition devices. The advantages are the uniform operating system structure, the same software version and the same software distribution.

Wall bracket for the VISION series

FORSIS VISION Flat Wall Mount Fix Min

Due to the weight of the information terminals, mounting and mounting on the wall, ceiling or floor must always be considered and planned in advance.
On the one hand, the accessibility of the screens but also security must be guaranteed.

Wall mounting (Art. No. 93410 - rigid or Art. No. 93415 - tiltable)

A flexibly adjustable mounting system is offered for mounting on the wall.

Rigid or variably inclinable.

Can be loaded with a maximum of 70kg.

Ceiling bracket for more degrees of freedom


We offer a modular and extremely resilient mounting system for attaching the VISION devices. The core of this is a single or double pipe system. This can be supplemented with a wide variety of beginning and end pieces. Adapters for mounting on the floor or ceiling are offered as well as a freely definable length of the pipe.

Ceiling mounting (Art. No. 93445 - picture on the left)

The modular system offers several degrees of freedom with regard to the inclination range of the VISION devices.
- Inclination of the ceiling mount
- Inclination of the device mount on
Attachment point.
- Pipe length up to 1.5m
- max. weight 70kg


"We will gladly answer your questions."

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Information terminal operating systems


In addition to the control, the question of the operating system is therefore just as important.

Usually MS® WINDOWS® or a LINUX distribution.

Often, however, it is the organizational boundary conditions that make this use or meaningful use difficult or even prevent it entirely. These are for example:

Organizational requirements, due to the operating system used in the company
Existing network and infrastructure specifications, such as LINUX, terminal server solutions, etc.
Definition of the devices based on the specifications for software distribution. Only certain chipsets, drivers, etc. are supported or included in the software distribution.

Find out more here in our Operating Systems section.

We deliver ready-made solutions according to customer requirements.

Starting with the housing through to the finished, ready-to-use overall system. An important question is therefore always the application of the customer and upstream which connection or integration into the infrastructure is necessary.

FORSIS VISION 43 "/ 4300

Dimensions of the LCD unit in [mm]: width 978 x height 568 x depth 24
Weight [kg] 25

FORSIS VISION 55 "/ 5500

Device dimensions LCD unit in [mm]: width 1,246 x height 718 x depth 24
Weight [kg] 30

The following applies to both variants

Electronics unit placed in the center on the back in [mm]: width 462 x height 440 x depth 52
Fastening points for brackets in the center at the back M6 thread VESA 400
Mounting brackets for installation optionally all around, can be designed according to customer requirements
Approvals CE

Active LCD size diagonal 43 "

Visible LCD dimensions in mm: horizontal x vertical 940 x 529
Number of pixels / resolution FHD 1920 x 1080
Pixel size in mm 0.49x0.49
Contrast Active LCD 1,300: 1
Brightness in cd / m² 1,800
Setup time in ms Active LCD 8
Reading viewing angle from the side 178
Lifetime in hours MTBF 100,000
Sunlight readable yes

Active LCD size diagonal 55 "

Visible LCD dimensions in mm: horizontally 1,209 x vertically 680
Number of pixels / resolution FHD 1920 x 1080
Pixel size in mm 0.63x0.63
Contrast Active LCD 4000: 1
Brightness in cd / m² 700 or 2,500
Setup time in ms Active LCD 8
Reading viewing angle from the side 178
Lifetime in hours MTBF 100,000
Sunlight readable yes

The operating temperature range defines the temperature range at which an electrical or mechanical device may and can work. Outside of this range, the device may fail or its performance may initially be reduced. Basically, industrial devices generally have a larger temperature range than commercially available devices.

The operating temperature range is influenced by several factors, such as: B. the power loss of the device, the heat dissipation concept etc. we offer you the following with the FORSIS VISION series:

Use of selected industrial components with a wide temperature range
Monitoring and regulation of the background lighting or reduction of the power consumption
Housing construction with protection class and simultaneous effective heat dissipation

We therefore offer a temperature range of -10 ° - 50 ° C for the information terminals of the FORSIS series.