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09 Maggio 2012

Kontron New Starterkit with COM Express® mini Type 10

Complete Starterkit for ultra small and rugged applications with COM Express® mini Type 10 Computer-on-Modules accelerates development of small form factor applications including those for use at -40 °C to +85 °C industrial temperature range .
Kontron today announced a new COM Express® Starterkit with the industrial grade (E2) Carrier Board Kontron COM Express® Reference Carrier-i Type10 for ultra small and rugged applications based on COM Express® mini Computer-on-Modules with pin-out Type 10. The Kontron COMe Starterkit Ref. Carrier T10 is specifically configured to make evaluation and development of small form factor and mobile applications easy, even for the extended temperature range (-40 °C to +85 °C). For an individual Starterkit, only the COMe-mini module and the suitable cooling solution have to be selected to immediately start the development, while all other components are preinstalled. In addition to the mini-sized (120 mm x 120 mm) COM Express® Reference Carrier-i Type 10, the Starterkit includes a 7" WVGA touch panel, cables and PSU. The kit is compatible with all COM Express® mini Type 10 modules and it unleashes its full potential when used with industrial grade COMs such as the Kontron COMe-mTT10 to develop by-design rugged applications.
The Starterkit minimizes development time and cost by featuring the enhanced interface range of the COM Express® Type 10 pin-out including new digital video interfaces (DDI) as well as a CAN Bus and COM ports on an ultra compact footprint. Other highlights include two Mini PCI Express extension slots with USB and SIM card support, which greatly simplify the development of mobile connected applications with GSM, UMTS and future LTE. With support for two independent displays, the new Starterkit is even ideal for designing innovative HMI and multimedia appliances. The carrier board is certified to operate in the extended temperature range of -40°C to +85 °C, which enables OEMs to evaluate extremely robust and easy to integrate applications for market segments such as automation, transportation, medical and defense. For those not wishing to order the corresponding COM Express® mini COM separately, Kontron offers individually compiled Starterkits including the Computer-on-Module and cooling solution together with a pre-installed operating system. They provide a true out-of-the-box experience: All that is required is to simply connect the power, switch on the assembled configuration, and get started.

The Kontron COMe Starterkit Ref. Carrier T10 in detail
The new Kontron COMe Starterkit Ref. Carrier T10 is suitable for all COM Express® Type 10-compliant mini Computer-on-Modules. In addition to the small form factor reference and evaluation carrier board Kontron COM Express® Reference Carrier-i Type 10, the kit contains a seven inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) touch screen with backlight cable, a 12 V / 5A power supply, and the full range of cables to connect the LVDS display, touch sub system, CAN bus and SATA drives. A touch screen controller and a COM Express® mounting kit are also included.

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05 Aprile 2012
Desigo V5: Innovations from Siemens increase building efficiency
The Siemens Building Technologies Division has introduced version 5 of its Desigo building automation system. Its innovative products such as Total Room Automation as well as efficiency features, like RoomOptiControl and Eco Monitoring, give building operators and users an active role in energy management, leading to permanent reductions in energy and maintenance costs.
A state-of-the-art building automation system is always optimized for energy-efficient operation. However, these optimized settings may start to drift over time. One of the underlying causes is often a lack of transparency for users who simply don't know how the setpoint changes they make can impact energy consumption. This is particularly true for air-conditioned rooms which are also equipped with lighting and sun protection controls. The new version of Desigo keeps room users and building operators apprised of the building's efficiency status. Feedback to users is given using the innovative Green Leaf display, adapted to the expertise and control options of each user group. The system makes it possible to change settings if needed to restore optimal energy efficiency. A study by Technische Universität München (TUM) indicates that by actively involving operators and users in the energy management of a building, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 25% without affecting comfort.
Total Room Automation offers energy savings without reducing comfort
The open, programmable room automation range Desigo Total Room Automation (TRA) is a holistic solution encompassing the HVAC, lighting and shading disciplines. Desigo TRA uses an innovative efficience feature called RoomOptiControl. It automatically detects unnecessary energy consumption in the room and notifies users by changing the color of the Green Leaf icon on the QMX3 room control unit: If room operations are energy efficient, this icon is green. If settings made by a room user lead to unnecessary energy consumption, the icon turns red. To reset room control to energy efficient operation, the user simply presses the display and the Green Leaf icon returns to green.
Using BACnet/IP, PXC3 room automation stations—also part of the TRA package—are integrated seamlessly into the PX automation level with its primary systems (heating generators, HVAC main units and cooling generators). The primary systems are controlled directly through the demand signals from the rooms. This means that the primary systems are only turned on if needed and their operation is adjusted so it meets the room requirements without exceeding them. One room automation station can cover multiple rooms. TRA offers complete integration of KNX, DALI and EnOcean devices; existing or new sensors and actuators from Siemens can be incorporated as well.
Eco Monitoring to reduce energy consumption and wear
Eco Monitoring is another innovative efficiency feature of Desigo. It monitors ongoing operations of HVAC systems based on energy-related quality condition indicators such as readings from temperature, humidity and pressure sensors, runtime, switching behavior and operational performance of the systems. Should deviations from the target state, inefficient operations or increased energy consumption occur, the building operator is notified via the Green Leaf display on the Desigo Insight management station. Current and future international standards (such as EN 15323:2007) require such a feature in order to optimize building operations over the long term.
Desigo Eco Monitoring not only helps optimize energy consumption, it also reduces wear. Thanks to its dynamic behavior and timely reporting, the Eco Monitoring feature recognizes unfavorable system operations early on, allowing operators to intervene immediately before any negative impact occurs. If desired, operators can choose to be notified of unusual events via text messaging (SMS), fax or e-mail.
Expanded networking of the automation level
Starting with version 5, Desigo also offers expanded end-to-end networking of the automation level. Enhanced support for communications standards ensures efficient system integration. The PXC series of compact automation stations has a higher number of universal inputs/outputs, which makes them much more flexible. To protect existing investments, different device generations, such as PTM and TX I/O modules and RXC room controllers, can be used in parallel on the same PX automation station.

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