January 2, 2023
The Artista M4 directly drives almost any TFT display with V-by-One interface and PCAP touchscreens and offers outstanding performance at an affordable price. In addition to Gigabit Ethernet for fast data transfer to the network, radio modules for wireless data transfer, for example, can be connected via an M.2 interface. Dual-band WLAN 5, Bluetooth 5.0 and an internal or external antenna are optionally available for this.
External sources, such as an X86 PC, can be connected via HDMI-in, so that either the content of the integrated Raspberry Pi or that of the external source can be shown on the connected display. An external monitor can also be operated via HDMI-out. It is even possible to display different content on both devices. For conference rooms, the audio and camera interface (CSI) can be used for sound and image transmission. With the Artista IO module, which will be available soon, there will be an expansion board that provides CAN and RS232 or RS485 in addition to freely programmable digital inputs and outputs. This allows simple PLC applications to be implemented in combination with CODESYS, for example.
Only the corresponding software opens up all the possibilities that the Artista M4 offers for different projects. Raspberry Pi OS is installed by default, so users can easily integrate their own software. However, Distec also offers other operating systems and software options specially adapted to the Artista M4 to simplify the optimal use of the controller for human-machine interfaces, conference rooms, info monitors in public areas or full-screen display of websites.
Distec guarantees long-term availability of at least six years for the Artista M4. Customized adaptations and system solutions are quickly implemented on a project basis. An Artista version for the connection of eDP displays is already in development.
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