ToughStation Recessed Kiosks Gen 1: Technical Specifications

ToughStation Recessed Kiosks Monitors & Panel Computers for Industrial Environments

15″ – 19″ Screen Sizes

Rugged Monitor and Panel Computer Kiosks for operator interface applications in industrial environments.

The Recessed Kiosk has a friendly operator interface design, and several rugged inset keyboard options to best suite your application and environment. The fully-sealed kiosk enclosure is available in NEMA 4 black powder-coat aluminum or 316-Stainless Steel with NEMA 4X protection. Mounting options include pedestal mount, mounting tabs or swing-arm mount for easy installation of the kiosk exactly where it’s needed.

This rugged kiosk is an ideal solution for HMI operator terminals used in the pharmaceutical manufacturing process and clean room applications, or work environments that require regular washdown of equipment with uninterrupted operation.RoHS Compliant

TS Recessed Kiosk

TS Kiosks 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: Pedestal, Mounting Tabs and Swing Arm/Swivel Mount
  • Construction/Environmental Design: 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
  • Power Input: 12VDC, 9-36VDC or 90-264VAC Internal Power Supply
  • I/O Connection Type: Sealed IP68 General Purpose connectors
  • Operating Temperature: -20° to 60°C (Extreme temperature package available depending on size. Please inquire.)
  • Relative Humidity: ≤ 0% to ≤ 90% 
  • Altitude: 10,000 ft
  • 2 Year Warranty

Panel Computer Features: (includes all standard monitor features)

  • Embedded computer
  • Fanless Design: Solid State Components
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10 Professional 32 or 64 bit (standard)
  • 2 x 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN
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ToughStation Recessed Kiosks Size and Specification Chart


SizeEnclosure DimensionsBrightnessResolutionAspect RatioTouchscreen*Viewing AngleContrastPower Consumption
at 12V DC)
Approximate Weight
(Stainless Steel)
Approximate Weight
15” 22.15 x 28.26 x 9.24400 nits
1500 nits
XGA 1024 x 768
XGA 1024 x 768
≈ 12 W
≈ 47 W
≈ 63 Lbs≈ 38 Lbs
17” 22.15 x 28.26 x 9.24350 nits
1000 nits
SXGA 1280 x 1024
SXGA 1280 x 1024
≈ 25 W
≈ 62 W
≈ 68 Lbs≈ 43 Lbs
19” 22.15 x 28.26 x 9.24350 nits
1600 nits
SXGA 1280 x 1024
SXGA 1280 x 1024
≈ 20 W
≈ 60 W
≈ 75 Lbs≈ 50 Lbs

Sunlight Viewable LCD
* Res – Resistive Touch, Cap – Capacitive Touch, PCAP – Projective Capacitive Touch, AT – ArmorTouch Glass-on-Film Resistive Touch


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
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
F Intel Celeron J1900Up to 8GB1 x SATA-300
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
Up to 16GB1 x SATA-300
Win 7: 32/64 bit,
Win 10: 32/64 bit
4 x USB 3.1
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
HCeleron G3900TE,
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


Available Monitor Options

  • 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.
  • Wide Temperature LCD Panel
  • Harsh Duty Video Controller Board or Motherboard/SSD/RAM
  • Extreme Temperature: -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F) available for select builds. Please inquire.

Environmental Functional Upgrade Packages available. See below.

Available Computer Options

  • System Memory: 4GB to 16GB *(depending on motherboard)
  • Storage: HDD, SSD, removable drives, various capacities, multiple drives
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Professional – 32 & 64-bit, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 8, Windows 7 – 32 & 64-bit, Linux (select versions of Linux supported)
  • Shock and Vibration Protection: Shock mount motherboard protects critical electronics from excessive shock and vibration
  • Additional and/or alternate I/O’s available: Please contact your sales representative

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


Optional Type X or Type Z Purge Systems Available

Type X Purge

Type X Purge

This purge system reduces the hazard of Division 1/Zone 1 to unclassified within the protected enclosure, enabling use of general purpose, non-hazardous area equipment in a Class I and Class II, Division 1 (or Zone 1) location.

Type Z Purge

Type Z Purge

This purge system reduces the hazard of Division 2/Zone 2 to unclassified within the protected enclosure, enabling use of general purpose, non-hazardous area equipment in a Class I, Division 2 (Zone 2) location. This purge system is not for use within Class I, Division 1 (Zone 1) environments.


Standard I/O Connectors: Bottom or Rear Exit Connectors

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

Bulgin Connector

Available Ruggedized I/O Connectors

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



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

MIL-STD 38999


Mounting Option Examples

TS Recessed Pedestal Mount

Pedestal Mount

TS Recessed Mounting Tabs

Mounting Tabs

TS Panel Enclosure Kiosk Swing Arm Mount

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 SealingAvailable 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 Recessed Kiosk 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.