Kontron MediClient: The New Panel PC Kontron MediClient: The New Panel PC

The Flexible HMI for Every Medical Case

By Kevin Rhoads, Vice President of Business Development, Kontron Embedded Computers

Kontron has introduced its first lightweight, plastic-housed medical Panel PC specially designed for medical equipment OEMs.

Kontron’s MediClient offers medical OEMs a highly reliable platform with flexible mounting options and the longevity required by the medical industry. Kontron´s scalable x86 CPU boards and a range of I/Os are assembled into a complete medical Human Machine Interface (HMI) with a light and easyto- clean plastic housing made in accordance with the OEM’s individual corporate design.

The easy-to-use 15 inch touch-screen of this medical Panel PC offers sharp graphics on a high contrast 1024x768 TFT display. It is usable with gloves and stylus pens and is resistant to disinfectants and detergents. The front panel of the Kontron MediClient offers IP65 protection against dust, liquids and allows cleaning of fluid-born contaminants with alcohol. The extremely tough, light and cost-effective plastic housing (ABS UL94V0) is scratch-proof, corrosion resistant and chemical resistant for long life and easy cleaning. Mounting options include traditional panel mounting as well as VESA arm mounting.

In addition to its mounting options, the Kontron MediClient offers flexible and scalable processor performance up to the 600 MHz Intel® Celeron® M processor. The dual Ethernet (10/100), dual USB2.0 and serial RS232 (opt. RS422/RS485) interfaces add to the MediClient’s versatility, making it the ideal Panel PC for a wide range of medical applications: as a user terminal for X-Ray, MRT machines or as a patient monitoring system, to name a few. With its low power consumption and low heat dissipation, this new 15 inch, touch-screen Panel PC is also perfectly suited for mobile, battery driven all-in-one Point-of-Care applications, such as mobile nursing stations and bedside terminals in hospitals or health centers. Other applications include everyday logging and handling of patient information in doctors’ offices, operating rooms or laboratories.

Shock and vibration resistance, thermal stability and compatibility with EN60601-01 are standard features of the Kontron MediClient Panel PCs, as well as long term availability of at least 5 years. The elimination of fans not only reduces noise but also ensures very high reliability. Windows CE.net, Windows XP Embedded and Embedded Linux are available as standard operating systems along with numerous protocols, including http, XML and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol).

For more information, please visit www.kontron.com/MediClient

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