ToughStation Gen 3: Technical Specifications

ToughStation Monitors & Panel Computers

10.4″ – 43″ Screen Sizes

VARTECH’s industrial grade, gasket sealed ToughStation Series of monitors and panel computers are available in 10.4″ to 43″ screen sizes and constructed of 316-stainless steel or black powder-coat aluminum.

The rugged panel’s fully-sealed enclosure is corrosion and moisture resistant for use in work environments that require frequent washdowns and chemical sanitation. This series is available with several powerful embedded computer options for continuous use in demanding HMI processes throughout many industrial applications. Shock and vibration resilient components and harnessed cables reduce strain on internal parts yielding additional ruggedness to the overall design.RoHS Compliant

TS3 Group Shot

TS3 Series available in black powder-coat aluminum or stainless steel

Black Powder-Coat Aluminum
Stainless Steel

Standard Features

Monitor Features:

  • Industrial grade LED back-lit LCD
  • Mounting Configuration: Panel with Studs, Console, Console Extreme, Mounting Tabs, Pedestal, VESA (100mm VESA pattern for sizes 10.4” – 24”, 200mm VESA for 32”, 300mm VESA for 43”)
  • Enclosure Construction: Fully-Sealed, NEMA 4X (IP66) 316-Stainless Steel or NEMA 4 (IP65) Black Powder-Coat Aluminum Enclosure
  • Available Touchscreens: Resistive, PCAP, ArmorTouch, Standard Capacitive
  • Touchscreen Interface: USB or Serial Connections
  • Protective Window: Protective overlay mounted to front of LCD or touch screen
  • Power Input: 12VDC, 9-36VDC or 90-264VAC Internal Power Supply
  • I/O Connection Type: Sealed IP68 General Purpose Connectors
  • Operating Temperature: -10° to 60°C (Extreme temperature package available depending on size. Please inquire.)
  • Relative Humidity: ≤ 90% to ≤ 95% 
  • Altitude: 10,000 ft
  • 2 Year Warranty

Panel Computer Features: (includes all standard monitor features)

  • Embedded computer
  • Shock and Vibration Protection: Shock mount motherboard protects critical electronics from excessive shock and vibration
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10 Professional 32 or 64 bit (standard)
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
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ToughStation 3 Size and Specification Chart

SizeVESA/RAM Mount & Mounting Tab
Dimensions** ***
Panel Mount/Console & Console Extreme Mount Dimensions**BrightnessResolutionAspect RatioTouchscreen†Viewing AngleContrastPower Consumption (Calculated
at 12V DC)
Approximate Weight‡ §
(Stainless Steel)
Approximate Weight‡ §
(Aluminum)
Maximum I/Os Avail. (Including Power)
10.4” 12 x 9.75 x 3.2813.98 x 11.73 x 3.28400 nits
1000 nits
SVGA 800 x 600
XGA 1024 x 768
4:3Res/Cap/PCAP/AT80°/80°/80°/80°
80°/80°/65°/65°
1000:1
700:1
≈ 11 W
≈ 24 W
≈ 12.9 Lbs≈ 9.9 Lbs5
12.1” 13 x 10.75 x 3.2814.98 x 12.73 x 3.28400 nits
1200 nits
XGA 1024 x 768
XGA 1024 x 768
4:3Res/PCAP85°/85°/85°/85°
85°/85°/85°/85°
750:1
750:1
≈ 9 W
≈ 22 W
≈ 13.9 Lbs≈ 11.9 Lbs
12.1” Wide13.76 x 10.15 x 3.2815.74 x 12.13 x 3.28500 nits
1500 nits
WXGA 1280 x 800
WXGA 1280 x 800
16:10Res/Cap85°/85°/85°/85°
80°/80°/80°/60°
750:1
700:1
≈ 17 W
≈ 34 W
≈ 14.9 Lbs≈ 12.9 Lbs
15” 15.38 x 12.38 x 3.1917.36 x 14.36 x 3.19400 nits
1500 nits
XGA 1024 x 768
XGA 1024 x 768
4:3Res/Cap/PCAP/AT80°/80°/80°/80°
80°/80°/60°/80°
600:1
800:1
≈ 12 W
≈ 47 W
≈ 17.15 Lbs≈ 12.9 Lbs7
17”* 17 x 14.5 x 3.2118.98 x 16.48 x 3.21350 nits
1000 nits
SXGA 1280 x 1024
SXGA 1280 x 1024
5:4Res/Cap/PCAP/AT80°/80°/60°/80°
80°/80°/60°/80°
800:1
1000:1
≈ 25 W
≈ 62 W
≈ 17.9 Lbs≈ 13.9 Lbs
19”*18.5 × 15.38 × 3.1920.48 x 17.36 x 3.19350 nits
1600 nits
SXGA 1280 x 1024
SXGA 1280 x 1024
5:4Res/Cap/PCAP/AT85°/85°/80°/80°
85°/85°/80°/80°
1000:1
1000:1
≈ 20 W
≈ 60 W
≈ 19.9 Lbs≈ 14.9 Lbs
21.5” Wide* 22.02 × 14 × 3.5323.99 x 15.98 x 3.53300 nits
1500 nits
FHD 1920 x 1080
FHD 1920 x 1080
16:9Res/PCAP/AT89°/89°/89°/89°
89°/89°/89°/89°
5000:1
1000:1
≈ 24 W
≈ 42 W
≈ 25 Lbs≈ 20 Lbs9
24” Wide*24.43 × 15.52 × 2.9026.41 x 17.5 x 2.9300 nits
1500 nits
FHD 1920×1080
FHD 1920×1080
16:9PCAP/AT89°/89°/89°/89°
89°/89°/89°/89°
5000:1
1000:1
≈ 9 W
≈ 34 W
≈ 27 Lbs≈ 22 Lbs
32” Wide*31.34 × 19.51 × 3.933.32 x 21.49 x 3.9500 nits
1500 nits
FHD 1920×1080
FHD 1920×1080
16:9PCAP89°/89°/89°/89°
89°/89°/89°/89°
3000:1
4000:1
≈ 10 W
≈ 126 W
≈ 54.9 Lbs≈ 44.9 Lbs
43” Wide*41.38 x 25 x 3.57NA500 nits
1500 nits
FHD 1920×1080
FHD 1920×1080
16:9NA89°/89°/89°/89°
89°/89°/89°/89°
3000:1
4000:1
≈ 66 W
≈ 155 W
≈ 70 Lbs≈ 57 Lbs

Sunlight Viewable LCD
* Available in Swing Arm Mount
** For solutions with heat sink, add 1.062″ to depth (D)
*** Mounting Tabs add 2” to height, 32” & 43” adds 2.5” to height
† Res – Resistive Touch, Cap – Capacitive Touch, PCAP – Projective Capacitive Touch, AT – ArmorTouch Glass-on-Film Resistive Touch
‡ Weight may differ based on overall configuration
§ Heatsink adds approximately 4 lbs

 

LCD Controller Board Specifications

OptionResolutionAvailable Video I/OsHorizontal/Vertical Scan
A*Up to 1440 x 900, 8 bit1 x DVI
1 x VGA
60Hz up to 1440 x 900
B*Up to 1600 x 1200, 8 bit1 x DVI
1 x VGA
1 x Composite (PAL/NTSC)
60Hz up to 1600 x 1200
C Up to 1920 x 1200, 8-Bit1 x HDMI
1 x Display Port
1 x VGA
60Hz up to 1920 x 1200
D Up to 1920 x 1200, 10 bit1 x HDMI
1 x DVI
1 x VGA
1 x Composite (PAL/NTSC)
60Hz up to 1920 x 1200

Non-standard controller boards and I/Os available depending on panel size. Please inquire.
* Not compatible with FHD screen resolution

 

Standard Motherboard Specifications

OptionProcessorMemoryStorage DeviceOperating SystemAvailable I/Os
E*Intel J1900 Quad-CoreUp to 8GB1 x SATA-300
1 x mSATA/SIM
Win 7: 32/64 bit,
Win 10: 32/64 bit
2 x RS-232/422/485
3 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
PS/2 KB/M
F*Intel Celeron J1900Up to 8GB1 x SATA-300
1 x CFAST
Win 7: 32/64 bit,
Win 10: 32/64 bit
1 x RS-232/422/485
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
G*i3-7100U,
i5-7300U,
i7-7600U
Up to 16GB1 x SATA-300
1 x mSATA/SIM
Win 7: 32/64 bit,
Win 10: 32/64 bit
4 x USB 3.1
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
H*Celeron G3900TE,
i3-6100TE,
i5-6500TE,
i7-6700TE
Up to 16GB1 x SATA-600Win 7: 32/64 bit,
Win 10: 32/64 bit
2 x RS-232/422/485
3 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI

Non-standard motherboards and processors available depending on panel size. Please inquire.
Motherboard selection may affect operational temperature
* Fanless operation available

 

Available Monitor Options

  • Dimming: Manual front dimmer dial – 1000:1 dimming ratio
  • Optical Bonding (VBOND): Laminated cover glass, protective overlay or
    touchscreen to the front surface of the LCD. Used for reduced solar
    reflectivity, and shock and vibration protection.
  • OSD Button Placement: OSD Control Buttons can be mounted in alternate locations on front or rear of display
  • Private Labeling: Company logo or corporate identity for OEM/VAR applications
  • Display Options: USB Failover, Auto Dimming, Bluetooth Control, IR Remote, Programmable Hot Keys, RS232 Brightness Control, PIP, Audio, wired remote OSD, integrated KVM extender
  • Coatings: Custom powder-coats, paint, and finishes
  • Legacy Video Support: 15 kHz to 30 kHz, and SOG/Composite/separate horizontal and vertical sync
  • Sealed IP66 Access Compartment: For optional field accessible peripherals
  • Available accessories: glare protection hood, keyboard bracket

Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages available. See below.

Available Computer Options

  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, Integrated Router/WiFi repeater
  • Expansions: PCI, PCIe, mPCIe, M.2, SIM Card Slot
  • Storage: HDD, SSD, removable drives, various capacities, multiple drives
  • Fanless Design: Solid State Components
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional – 32 & 64-bit, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 7 – 32 & 64-bit, Linux (select versions of Linux supported)
  • Additional and/or alternate I/O’s available: Please contact your sales representative

All available options are subject to mechanical design limitations. Please inquire.

 

Standard I/O Connectors: Bottom or Rear Exit Connectors

Sealed IP66: General Purpose Connector for ToughStation Fully-Enclosed Series

Bulgin Connector

 

Gland rated up to IP69K: Standard Sealed Captive I/O Cables for Hazardous Area Series

Roxtec Connector

Available Ruggedized I/O Connectors

M8/M12/M23: Industrial Automation, Vibration & Shock Resistant
 

M8/M12/M23

 

MIL-STD 38999: Military Standard, Sealed, Vibration & Shock Resistant Quick-Coupling Circular Locking Connectors

MIL-STD 38999

 

Mounting Option Examples

TS3 Panel Mount

Panel Mount with Studs

TS3 Mounting Tabs

Mounting Tab

TS3 Console Mount

Console and Console Extreme Mount

TS3 VESA Mount

VESA or standard RAM Mount

TS3 Pedestal Mount

Pedestal Mount
(Opt. pedestal designs avail. please inquire.)

TS3 Swing Arm

Swing Arm/Swivel Mount

 

Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages

VARTECH Environmental Functional Upgrade packages are available to better serve our customer base and offer a custom solution as a standardize rugged product.

High Bright Sunlight Readable Package
  • High Luminance LED Backlights
  • Proprietary Film Stack
  • Optical Bonding (VBOND)
  • Anti-Reflective Coatings
  • Advanced Wide Range Dimming Ratio – From 100% to True Black
  • Brightness Levels ranging from 700 nits to 1500 nits (depending on screen size)
Component Ruggedization Package
  • Vibration Resistant Low-Profile Video Controller board or Motherboard
  • Low Profile cable assemblies/connections
  • Potted components where applicable
  • Vibration Dampening Standoffs for affixing Circuit Boards to milled enclosure
  • Optical Bonding of Protective Window or Touch screen to LCD
  • MIL-STD 38999 I/O Connectors (not available on hazardous area models)

Designed to meet by using best industry standards: tolerances specified by select subcategories of MIL-STD 810F and/or DEFSTAN 00-35 inclusive of Part 3 Issue 4

Extreme Temperature Package (-40°C to 70°C)
  • Integrated Heater and Thermostat
  • Uninterrupted Wide Temperature Dual PSU System
  • Wide Temperature LCD Panel
  • Harsh Duty Video Controller Board or Motherboard/SSD/RAM
  • Optional Heat Reflective White Powder-Coat
EMI/EMC 461 AS Package
  • All Surface Ingress Protection Coupled with an All Surface Faraday Cage Design
  • Integrated 8 Ohm ITO/100 OPI Stainless Steel Mesh Protective Window or Touch Screen equipped with Conductive U Busbar (8 Ohm ITO for Surface Ships Limits/ 100 OPI SS Mesh for Army Ground Limits)
  • Chromated Metal and EMI Copper Conductive Tape to assure conductivity of Conductive Window/Busbar and Enclosure
  • Enhanced EMI Conductive Gaskets for MIL-STD 461 protection while maintaining seal up to IP67
  • MIL-DTL 38999 connectors with backshell assembly
  • Cable Braiding, Ferrites and in-line Bandpass filters where applicable
  • CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE102, RS103 (Designed to Meet based on similar VarTech Systems Designs)
Field Serviceable Peripheral Compartment
  • IP65 Sealing
  • Available on ToughStation Sizes from 15″ to 43″
  • Auxiliary DC power terminal block (Available voltage/amperage varies with design)
  • Exterior connectors/cables can be routed to sealed compartment
  • Bulkhead connectors, exterior surface connectors
  • Allows for aftermarket support of KVMs, Video Amplifiers, SFF PCs, Storage Drives
Vandal/Impact Resistant Package
  • 6mm Impact Resistant Protective Overlay Glass
  • 8H Abrasion Resistant Surface
  • Chemical Stain Resistant
  • Tamper-Proof Conduit Connectors for VESA Applications
  • Optional Optically Bonded PCAP Touchscreen

 

ToughStation Core Model Number Breakdown

Model number will be followed by an Engineering Configuration Number and will be issued based on selected options and specifications. Please Inquire.