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The new 3D PluraView 24“ Full HD
The product family is growing

The innovative passive 3D stereo monitor 3D PluraView is now also available in 24” FHD display size with full HD resolution. (Picture: Schneider Digital)
The innovative passive 3D stereo monitor 3D PluraView is now also available in 24” FHD display size with full HD resolution. (Picture: Schneider Digital)

Schneider Digital’s innovative, passive stereo monitor family has added a fourth model: with immediate effect, the 3D PluraView display is also available in a compact housing with 24” screen diagonal and Full HD resolution.

The 3D PluraView monitor family is the passive 3D stereo system with the highest user acceptance of any 3D stereo monitor currently on the market. The plug & play beam splitter technology has been established in the market for 14 years and has become established in the 4K 10-bit (UHD) version as a 3D stereo reference. In addition to the three available models, a fourth 3D PluraView now joins the family of monitors:The 3D PluraView 24” with 144Hz refresh rate and full HD resolution.

In the areas of GIS / mapping, photogrammetry, laser scanning, computer tomography, simulation, molecular research or design / CAD stereo software applications, these four different models are available for a wide variety of requirements.

Entry-level model with low installation depth

As a starter model for workplaces whose software application has lower resolution requirements, the PluraView Full HD 3D with 22” or 24” screen diagonal with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels is ideal. Its compact housing with a small overall depth also requires very little space on the desk and is very well suited for open-plan offices with many workstations in a small space. The compact 3D PluraView with automatic mirror lock is already delivered fully assembled as plug & play system and is immediately ready for use.

For 3D stereo operation of the 22” & 24” 3D PluraView on a mobile workstation, there are only two of the following digital connections on the laptop: DVI / HDMI / DisplayPort / mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt / USB-C. The listed connections can also be used mixed!

High brightness and color depth

The PluraView 2.5K with a 27” screen size and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels offers a particularly high brightness of 350 cd / m². The top model of the monitor series is the PluraView 4K 3D visualized on a screen diagonal of 28” 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution with 10-bit (UHD) color depth. Both models are equipped with a DisplayPort 1.2 mirror card integrated in the premium housing. Connecting the 3D PluraView 27” or 28” requires the following digital mixing connections on the laptop: 2x Thunderbolt ™ 3 or 2x DisplayPort / mini DisplayPort.

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E-T-A circuit breaker/switch combination 3120-N

The next generation of the circuit breaker/switch combination typ 3120-N. Easier to operate – better sealing; Time and cost saving solution

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Siemens plans the acquisition of Edge technology from Pixeom
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Siemens is planning the acquisition of Edge technology from the US company Pixeom. With this action, Siemens is strengthening its Industrial Edge portfolio by adding software components for Edge runtime and for device management. Siemens Industrial Edge provides an ecosystem, which enables the flexible provision and use of apps. This means for example that appropriate apps can analyze data locally at the machine and send relevant data to the higher-level Industrial Edge Management System for global analytics. With this acquisition, Siemens is driving forward the expansion of its Digital Enterprise portfolio and the integration of cutting-edge technologies for the digital transformation of industry.

With the resulting Industrial Edge ecosystem, industrial companies can use production data even more efficiently and react more flexibly to changes in conditions. Ralf-Michael Franke, CEO of Business Unit Factory Automation, explains: “Cutting edge technologies such as Edge Computing open up new scope for automation. With Siemens Industrial Edge, we are creating an open edge ecosystem which offers benefits for companies of any size.” Siemens is using Docker standard container technology: the provision of apps in the management system will therefore be just as simple as functional upgrades and updates of Edge devices in the factory from a central point.

Siemens intends to acquire this technology from Pixeom and use it in the Business Unit Factory Automation, which is part of Siemens Digital Industries. Pixeom has sites in San José, California and Udaipur, India and employs 81 people worldwide. Closing of the transaction is planned for the fourth quarter of 2019. Both companies have agreed not to comment on the financial details of the transaction.

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ProView process data visualization is a universal tool that is not tied to any specific platform, enabling efficient analysis of operating data. It can be used on a PC in the office or on a tablet or smartphone while on the move.

In many industries, monitoring the mixing process is necessary for reasons of quality assurance, particularly if plants are working automatically, without direct control by a designated member of staff. Changes in the properties or quantities of raw materials/of the product, for example, result in changes in the mixer’s power draw or in the moisture content of the mix. ProView enables simple and quick analysis of the process values in such situations.

Up until now, reading off operating data has been a laborious business. In most cases, data from the plant controller can only be downloaded using a USB stick, and the operator is then required to import this into existing programs. It takes a lot of time and practice before usable displays and reports are achieved.

ProView process data visualization makes life easier. All parameters monitored by sensors in the plant can be viewed in detail in diagrammatic form, on a PC in the office or using a mobile phone while on the move. The data remains in the company, and is stored locally on the machine/plant, not in a Cloud.

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