How to choose the right product?
Define what LCD and touch panel you need
You should define the LCD dimension first. This should be your first step. Of course, this depends on your End product dimension and the display request.
When you defined the LCD dimension, you need to decide what kind of resolution you need.
LCDs have many kinds of resolution. For example, a 7inch LCD has 800*480, 1024*600, and 1280*800 resolution (three kinds of resolution). Generally speaking, a Higher Resolution will cause a higher price.
When you’re deciding what LCD brightness you need, you should be taking into account if your product will work outdoors. In that case, you’ll need higher brightness LCD.
After you define your LCD dimension, you should define what kind of touch panel is required.
We have resistive touch and capacitive touch panels. For most kinds of usage, capacitive touch works much better than resistive touch.
Capacitive touch supports Multi-Point touch. Furthermore, it’s stronger than resistive touch panels, which will be scratched after some time, and a capacitive touch panel is suitable for Android slide operation.
Very few usages will need resistive touch only: If your end product will be in contact with water frequently or your end product work in special Electro-Magnetic field, resistive touch will have higher reliability than capacitive touch.
If you don’t need an LCD display with a touch panel, just the main board, please contact us, we can also sell the main board independently.
Define what kind of CPU you need
Product performance is based on CPU performance. We have products based on ARM Cortex A7, Cortex A8, Cortex Quad-A9, and Cortex A72 CPU. We also have a whole product line based on Intel’s X86 CPU.
If your product only needs common control and display functions and has a very strict budget, you can use the A7 product line. Keep in mind that we only offer 7inch LCDs in the A7 line.
As for A8 products, they can be used in all kinds of industrial environments. We offer 3.5~10.1Inch products based on Cortex A8. If your industrial application is common and has a strict budget, you can choose A8 products.
If you need a higher resolution display (>1024*768), or you need higher video performance, or your application needs large calculations, Cortex Quad-A9 will be a better choice. We currently offer 7~56 inch products based on Cortex Quad-A9.
It’s the most popular product line right now.
If you need AI function support, such as face-recognition operation, or any other complex application, Cortex A72 will be a good choice.
This CPU has 2 Cortex A72 cores and 4 Cortex A53 cores, and we currently offer 12~58 inch products based on Cortex A72.
The good news is that Cortex A72 CPU has a similar price with the Cortex A9 products.
Our Intel-based products are the best choice for all the users looking for an Industrial PC most compatible with Windows OS.
Finally, we invite you to take a look at our Industrial Pi product line, featuring industrial computers for the Raspberry Pi® Compute Module 3, with a Cortex-A53 CPU.
Select the right operating system
Our products support Android, Linux, Debian, and Ubuntu systems, but it should be noted that different CPU supported systems are different.
A7 products only support Linux and Debian systems. A8 products support Android, Linux, and Debian systems. A9 products support Android, Linux, and Ubuntu systems, while A72 products currently only support the Android system.
Our Intel-based products come with a pre-installed Linux operating system. You can also choose to get Windows 7, or Windows 10 operating system installed (simply choose the OS you want on the product page).
As for the Industrial Pi line, like other Raspberry Pi® based products, they support the Debian operating system.
If your app has demanding touch requirements, Android is the best choice.
If you know QT development and your application doesn’t need to rely on too many third-party libraries or cross-compile complex third-party libraries, Linux is your best choice. Otherwise, choose Debian, and Ubuntu. These systems can easily install third-party libraries using apt tools.