The VS-860 is an industrial embedded RISC Panel PC based on ARM Cortex-A8. It features an integrated 8" display panel with a resistive touch function. The great variety of interfaces offered are the basis for a modern HMI device. Qualities such as low power consumption (22W typical includes display), an extended temperature range (-10°C to 50°C) and a wide range power supply (9 — 30V DC) make it an ideal system for industrial automation.
The contrast ratio and high luminance (1000 cd/m²) of the integrated TFT display are highly suitable for sunlight-readable applications. The 4:3 aspect ratio of the panel is compatible with most of existing HMI applications.
Easy-to-use starter kits
The VS-860 RISC Panel PC runs Linux flavored distributions on an ARM core as operating system. In addition, a prepackaged bootable SD card is provided: The Debian GNU/Linux installed. This comes as a starter kit with further accessories and documentation.
Booting options and BSPs
The VS-860 can boot from the internal NAND flash or SD-card. The NAND flash is a robust boot medium capable of withstanding power cuts and vibrations. The SD-cards have the advantage of providing arbitrarily large storage amounts. The Buildroot BSP provides a small footprint and comfortably fits into the NAND storage, whereas the Debian is best used on the SD-card.
The system allows extension with broadband GSM/3G/4G-Modems for installation on mobile internet bases. WLAN802.11b/g/n (joined with Bluetooth) is available as a common option; furthermore, two locations for SMA-antenna sockets are provided. The great variety of interfaces like LAN, USB, RS232/422/485 serial ports and CAN-Bus enable VS-860 to act like a powerful gateway between networks and various industrial devices and field buses. At the same time the display allows for HMI operation.
This product uses open source software to fulfill part of its functions. Licenses for the open source software are granted under the GNU General Public License in various versions. For details about those see the information in the firmware download and visionsystems.de/opensource