Yachts are high-end durable consumer goods for water entertainment at the moment. It integrates navigation, sports, entertainment, leisure and other functions to meet the needs of individuals and families to enjoy life. In developed countries, yachts are as popular as cars, but mostly privately owned. According to statistics, the output value of the global yacht industry is as high as 40 billion U.S. dollars per year, plus related supporting, management and services, the output value will be as high as 50 billion U.S. dollars.
At present, the overall smart yacht is in a rapid developing stage, and the technology is not yet mature. With the development of ship technology and information technology, as well as the accelerated application of artificial intelligence, the smart yachts is being promoted. In addition to key technologies such as information perception, communication and navigation, energy efficiency control, and AIS platform, smart yachts can realize automatic berthing, offshore, automatic driving, automatic identification and monitoring, autonomous maintenance, automatic cleaning, and automatic replacement of equipment components. At the same time, security and self-protection will also tend to be intelligent.
HMI Touch panel using in the smart yacht applications:
Yachts are different from commercial transport ships. Yachts have the characteristics of entertainment, privacy, and wide active maritime area. Equipped with advanced information and network technology on the smart devices, the yachts can develop into the direction of intelligence and artificial intelligence, reducing the burden and improve the efficiency of the driver or operator. As an intelligent terminal device serving the informatization and industrial computing of smart yachts, industrial HMI touch panel PC must realize human-ship interface and meet the following high features:
➤Low power consumption and fanless design, high-performance industrial computing capacity;
➤Accurate touch experience to improve the efficiency of operator's information interaction;
➤IP65 rated front Panel protection, with rich IO interfaces;
➤Ensure that the system runs continuous 24/7 working;
➤Support WiFi/4G wireless expansion to ensure real-time and stable data transmission;
➤Outdoor marine environment, high-brightness and low-brightness LCD display, dimming control;
➤Wide voltage DC 9~36V voltage input, stable and reliable operation.
Based on these features, we delivered a 15.6-inch TPC-DCM156HW2M model Industrial Panel PC from our TPC-DCM family for a foreign yachts company. TAICENN TPC-DCM156HW2M is slim designed 15.6”wide-screen industrial HMI touch panel PCs, adapts Intel new Whiskey Lake platfom, quad-core i5-8265U processor; High-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy structure, low-power and large-area heat sink design; Combining high-quality LED backlight 16:9 LCD screen (Full HD 1920x1080), with wide temperature adaptation, to ensure ultra-low power consumption and stable operation. The self-developed glass cover with the 10-point capacitive touch screen design on the surface, makes the front panel reach IP65 protection level; Self-innovated dimming control solution, high brightness 1000 nits display, very suitable for maritime outdoor environment. It supports wide-voltage power supply DC 9~36V input, maximum 16GB DDR memory and two storage solution, dual Intel gigabit network, two serial ports and multiple USB ports, and flexible mount methods.
● High-strength aluminum-magnesium alloy material, sheet metal structure;
● 15.6-inch widescreen LCD screen, LED backlight, Full HD 1920*1080;
● New Intel Whiskey Lake platform, Quad-core and low-power i5-8265U processor;
● Multi-point capacitive touch (max. up to 10 points), EETI high-precision touch controller;
● Fanless design, flat and ultra-slim design, front panel IP65 protection;
● Self-innovated dimming control solution, fulfill high brightness 1000 nits in daytime and black screen in the night;
● Panel mount installation, support VESA 75/100 installation;
● DC 9~36V voltage input, with overvoltage and overcurrent reverse connection power protection;
● 2 Intel Ethernet ports, 2 serial ports (optional 1 RS485), 4 USB ports (1 USB3.0);
● Optional expansion of 3G/4G/LTE, or WIFI/Bluetooth wireless expansion;
● I/O interface: 6 USB, 2 GLAN, 2 COM, 1 HDMI, audio.
At the end:
The continuous development of technology related to yacht intelligence will promote the security and efficient sailing of yachts. Smart yachts are the inevitable trend of future ship development and have good market application requirements and development prospects.