High Availability HMI Touch Panels with Hardware Redundancy

Date: 2/22/2016

AIS’s Premium HMI Touch Panels with Hardware Redundancy Ensures High Availability and Data Security for a Mission Critical Industrial Process Automation

AIS’s Panel PCs Equipped with Onboard RAID Controller, Disaster Recovery Drive and Dual High-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Ports Increase Reliability of HMI, SCADA, and MES Systems

High Availability Industrial HMI Touch Panels with Hardware RedundancyIRVINE, CALIFORNIA – February 22, 2016 – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interface (HMI), HMI Touch Panels, Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals, Industrial PCs, and Industrial Thin Clients, announces their flagship, Premium Series of Smart HMI panels and 15” to 24” touch-screen interfaces feature hardware redundancies to maintain the highest levels of productivity and efficiency and data security in mission-critical industrial process automation applications. The Premium Series of HMI Touch Panels from AIS’s are their most advanced family of Industrial Panel PCs (IPC). In engineering for industrial products for control, monitoring and automation equipment, such as AIS’s Smart HMI Touch Panels, redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in the form of a backup or fail-safe.

To this end, AIS’s Premium HMI Touch-screens are equipped with an onboard RAID Controller, integral Disaster Recovery Drive and dual high-speed gigabit Ethernet ports to ensure high system availability, performance and productivity. High availability requires less human intervention to restore operation in complex systems such as AIS’s Premium Series HMIs. Redundancy is used to create systems with high levels of availability, requiring high levels of failure detectability and avoidance of common cause failures.

Dedicated Disaster Recovery Drive System on AIS’s Premium Series HMIs Provide Speedy Recovery, Easier System Start-Up and Reduced System Downtime for Plants and Factories

The fact is even well run factories, production facilities and manufacturing operations will have system failures, issues and unscheduled system down time. The key to their success is fast recovery of mission critical automation and control systems; and restoring their plant operations back to maximum levels of productivity and efficiency quickly with as few problems and disruptions as possible. AIS’s intelligent, Premium Industrial Panel PCs have a built-in, internal non-volatile m-SATA Solid State Drive (SSD). This provides powerful Disaster Recovery capabilities to quickly restore an image of each HMI System. With AIS’s Premium HMI there is no need for panic or frantic searching of lost system recovery disks as the recovery system can be stored right on the dedicated drive.

AIS’s Premium Series IoT PCs Provide Easy “Big Data” Connectivity with their Built-In Dual Gigabit Ethernet (Gbe) Ports

AIS’s Industrial IoT PC and Premium HMI Panels offer an easy way to establish redundant Ethernet network with built-in dual Gigabit Ethernet (Gbe) ports, which is important for achieving “Big Data” connectivity in Industrial IoT, Information and Communications (ICT), SCADA, MES and ERP applications. In addition, AIS’s Premium Series touch panel HMIs for Industrial IoT support a RAID 1 System with dual SSD capabilities, as well as increases high system availability and data security. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into a single logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement.

 No Moving Parts Thanks to Solid State Drives and Fan-Less Cooling Are Standard and Contribute to High Availability, Reliability and Trouble-Free Operation

As an added value to their connectivity features, SSD and RAID capabilities, deploying AIS’s Premium family of touch panels feature a fully-modular construction. This makes modifying and servicing the new family of Premium Touch Panel PCs extremely simple and requires less experienced maintenance personnel. This enables customers to service and upgrade them easier, reduce inventory and decrease lead time. As a complete and integrated hardware and software solution offering high system availability, combined with maintenance-free operation, AIS’s Premium HMIs are ideal for a broad range of SCADA, networking and ERP applications.

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for Industrial, Building Automation, Food & Beverages, and Oil & Gas applications. The company’s HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays. For more information, visit:www.aispro.com, email: sales@aispro.com or contact: 1-888-485-6688.