MTA launches new displays for high customization

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Giotto and Giotto K, the two 8in color TFT displays proposed by MTA, are off-the-shelf products both developed on an Android platform with basic software that can be implemented directly by the OEMs for deep customization.

While Giotto is a full TFT touch display, Giotto K replaces the touchscreen on the front with a side keyboard featuring six buttons, and both can be used as standalone devices or in combination with other displays/dashboards.

The materials and design solutions chosen for the displays guarantee an IP66 degree of protection, as well as high resistance to vibrations and extreme temperatures. Moreover, the two displays use particular treatments that minimize light reflection; maximum visibility is also ensured by the use of anti-reflective and anti-fingerprint glass on the display.

As far as software is concerned, Giotto and Giotto K can be programmed with the Android Studio platform that includes standard features like graphical elements and algorithms of reference that facilitate the development of applications.

In addition to the Android Studio environment, Giotto and Giotto K can be programmed with the proprietary MTA Studio tool. Designed for less advanced users, this software allows for the configuration of the display as well as its programming with C/C++, LADDER (Livelihoods and Diversification Directions Explored by Research) and FBD (Functional Block Diagram) for the operating logic.

The graphic human-to-machine interface is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get), allowing the user to see the graphics as they will appear at the end of the job even while building the application itself.

Visit MTA at Agritechnica 2017 in Hannover, Germany, in Hall 17 at stand C28.

November 3, 2017

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