Industrial panel computers are utilized widely in all vertical markets where human-machine interactions would be a part of an operating
process or an aid to complete a task. As the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) or IoT (Internet of Things) advances, the interconnected
devices have proliferated and so have HMI panel PCs.
Solution providers and system integrators face numerous tasks that require a sound platform solution according to the project-specific requirements. To help companies get a head start on their projects, this article provides some insights into the evaluation of a cost-effective industrial panel PC in terms of scalability and upgradability, flexibility and expandability, robustness, and reliability, availability, and serviceability.
This article describes each one of these criteria in detail. It also introduces the modular design approach and explains how it can reinforce the design of industrial panel PCs in those areas.