The NI TPC-2012 touch panel computer provides a high-quality 12.1 in. TFT 800 x 600 LCD display and touch screen. The TPC-2012 runs Windows CE on a 500 MHz GX3 with 256 MB DDR SDRAM for feature-rich human machine interface (HMI) development with NI LabVIEW software. Windows CE is installed on a 125 MB CompactFlash card. This device offers NEMA4 and IP65 compliance for wash down or humid environments and is compatible with the LabVIEW Touch Panel Module. The TPC-2012 uses shared variables for communication to LabVIEW Real-Time programmable automation controllers (PACs) and uses Modbus TCP/IP or Modbus ASCII for communication to third-party PACs and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The TPC-2012 offers serial ports, and the LabVIEW Touch Panel Module works with NI-VISA for RS232/485 communication to external serial devices.
Important Note: National Instruments recommends the NI TPC-2212 over the TPC-2012. The TPC-2212 provides increased processing capabilities, better LabVIEW integration, and an extended temperature range.