A panel PC is a self-contained touchscreen computer. It combines all of the essential components of a traditional PC with an integrated touchscreen display that removes the need for a keyboard and mouse. Panel PCs can be placed flexibly throughout a variety of environments, making them valuable tools for enabling data-driven operations across industries. Embedded panel PCs are integrated directly into manufacturing equipment.
In the manufacturing sector, industrial panel PCs are used to provide operators with intuitive management dashboards for plant processes, at-a-glance views of KPIs, data visualization tools, and data sharing capabilities. They’re a critical element for realizing the full potential of connected operations and data-driven Industry 4.0 strategies. Rugged panel PCs can be deployed in hazardous areas.
In a healthcare context, panel PCs are used to provide staff with easy access to patient records and other medical data. They’re placed in rooms, in offices, and on mobile carts to facilitate easy interaction with data and systems. They’re also used to enable patient/provider videoconferencing and enrich in-person interactions with multimedia capabilities.