Advantech, a leader in providing a wide range of certified medical computing systems and services, has announced the release of the POC-W242, a 24” medical-grade, slim point-of-care terminal with the latest computing capabilities. The system is fanless for quiet operation and energy efficiency. It delivers high-performance with a 4th generation, Intel® Core™ i7 processor. With an IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, users will experience stunning, vivid images from any angle. Even with a 24” display, the entire unit weighs less than 8kg and has a narrow profile depth of only 7cm. The POC-W242 has an IP54-rated enclosure providing control against bacteria. The point-of-care terminal has a rich connectivity profile which supports four USB ports, one VGA and one HDMI connector. It’s also equipped with two mini PCIe slots and one PCIe x4 slot for expansion cards. The unit is suitable for any image-intense, life-critical medical application.
IPS Technology Optimises POC-W242 for Image Intense Applications
POC-W242 uses IPS technology which ensures the display is vivid and clear, with no color wash. IPS panels are responsive, processing high speed signals without data loss by using copper wiring with low resistance values. The panel is true flat screen, with a dark frame to help images stand out. Wide-viewing-angle support presents the images to viewers from any angle, without blur. And FullHD, 1920x1080 resolution allows POC-W242 to deliver superlative performance for apps such as surgical modelling, ICU, Radiology/PACS, and PDMS. IPS technology eliminates image distortion while using the touchscreen. And the surface is 7H hard, with a responsive 10 pt. multi-touch interface that works well—even from a gloved hand. DICOM presets create a compensation curve that improve the eye’s ability to perceive different brightness levels, making images appear sharper and more detailed.
Adopting Cutting Edge Technology for Critical Care
POC-W242 is designed with state-of-the-art technology—from its true flat display, and edge-to-edge, bezel-less design, to its 24” IPS LCD panel with optional P-CAP technology offering smooth slide control and multi-touch support. Under the hood POC-W242 also packs a punch. It is built with the latest 4th generation, Intel® Core™ i7 processor; it supports iAMT 9.0 (Intel® Active Management Technology) for remote management by IT staff; it renders images in FullHD 1920 x 1080 resolution; and it is designed with a compact, slim footprint that weighs only 8kg and works with most mounting kits. POC-W242 is a truly efficient addition to any medical clinic. When lives are in the balance, having a best-in-class, HMI-optimised, point-of-care solution is the only acceptable choice for a premier medical care facility to make.
Energy-saving and Medically-Certified Platform with 3 Year Warranty
POC-W242 is medically-certified and meets UL60601-1/EN60601-1 3rd edition requirements. It has passed RDT ensuring component protection and is backed by a three-year warranty. Its energy saving features and fanless design ensure low power utilisation and a low noise profile. POC-W242 protects against bacteria and infection. The IP54-certified enclosure can be easily cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaning agents.
POC-W242 supports two high-speed USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports for fast data transfers. It also uses the latest technology graphics extensions giving it the capability to drive three independent displays. This allows POC-W242 to run complex applications in the OR/ICU or serve as a centralised “dashboard” providing critical data to assist medical staff with lifesaving decision management.