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Leveraging AIS PoE Thin Client Technology that Enhances Network Connectivity and Green Computing Applications

American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of low cost Power over Ethernet (PoE) thin client touchscreen operator interface terminals for Human Machine Interface (HMI) that require inexpensive, faster, better performance and functionality of machine-level interface in industrial automation and the process control industry. AIS’ new 7” and 10” PoE HMI thin clients combine touchscreen interface, power, speed, and low energy consumption with flexibility to support any thin client architecture.

The PoE technology features a system that safely transfers electrical power, along with data, to remote devices over standard category 5 cable in an Ethernet network. It does not require modification of existing Ethernet cabling infrastructure, so deployment is simplified. The AIS panel and wall mount touch screen thin clients offer a cost effective solution by bringing power and data transfer via a standard twisted pair Ethernet cabling in a network for faster time to market. PoE is also ideal for building automation, as well as interactive scheduling systems in hotels, government and hospitals.

Low Power and Thermally Efficient

The AIS industrial thin client PoE touchscreen operator interfaces are designed with Intel Atom Processor Z510 (512K Cache, 1.10 GHz, 400 MHz FSB), low power consumption with max. TDP 2W, rich I/O portfolio, ruggedized front bezel, IP 54 and IP65 protection class ratings and high shock and vibration resistance components engineered to withstand harsh factory and environmental conditions. The 7” and 10.1” HMI thin clients are value products that are cost effective choices especially for limited budgets.

Enterprise Connectivity, SWaP and C4I

AIS industrial HMI thin client powered by Microsoft Windows Embedded standard operating systems promote economic deployment of HMI solutions in manufacturing environments. Industrial HMI thin clients feature visual computing interfaces with the performance and reliability for industrial automation and control systems. The dynamic visualization of AIS HMI thin clients also provide stable real time operating system support, increased processing performance and a wide range of network and communication interfaces, along with reduced size, weight and power (SWaP), enhanced command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I)design.

Network Efficiency

AIS industrial HMI thin clients easily integrate into existing Ethernet and TCP/ IP installations which engineers use in monitoring and controlling mission critical processes, thereby allowing operators to see desktop quality graphics and real time updates of processes in a web browser from anywhere in the world. By gaining timely access to key performance indicators (KPI), decision makers are able to make business decisions from real time information. Information convergence between manufacturing and business systems within an enterprise allows greater business agility and opportunities for innovation.

Partners Ecosystem Pre-tested Hardware and Software

AIS easy to use HMI thin clients have been pre-tested and pre-configured for high availability, high performance, manageability, and security appropriate for workload running on complete supervisory control, process monitoring and operator interface software.

  • Wonderware ArchestrA System Platform: Invensys Operations Management ArchestrA System Platform provides a single, scalable software platform for integrating your existing SCADA, Supervisory HMI, MES and EMI systems into a unified operations management solution. It helps drive a culture of success to solve your business problems and accomplish your initiatives.
  • InduSoft EmbeddedView: InduSoft EmbeddedView was designed to give users the use of every feature available in InduSoft Web Studio, with the ability to scale applications effortlessly from the smallest capacity device to large scale monitoring and data acquisition projects. InduSoft EmbeddedView includes the full use of the 240+ drivers available from InduSoft, as well as the rich feature set in InduSoft Web Studio.
  • Avnet Electronics Marketing: Avnet is your quickest and most efficient source for AIS products in the channel. AIS will work closely with Avnet in ensuring that you have the best possible price and service. The AIS operator interface computers are fully tested, certified, and ready to go out of the box with pre-installed InduSoft EmbeddedView software.

About American Industrial Systems, Inc.

AIS is a leading global designer and manufacturer of specialty Military Embedded Computing, Industrial Panel PC And Industrial Display solutions for customers in the Government, Aerospace, and Defense, Building Automation, Chemical and Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Pulp and Paper, Solar Power, Utilities, Water and Waste Water, Wind Power markets. AIS specialize in designing and manufacturing cost-effective LCD and embedded computing products for the industrial market, as well as ODM/OEM applications worldwide. Whether your vision involves off-the-shelf displays or highly customized embedded computing solutions, AIS can supply the experience, technology, and resources needed in building it right and getting you to market first. For additional information on AIS products and services, please call AIS toll-free at (888) 485-6688 or visit:

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