DC17 - Rugged 12.1" Panel PC with Touch Screen

Robust Panel PC for Interactive Rail Applications

The DC17 panel PC is a rugged, fanless and maintenance-free human-machine interface (HMI) for railway applications. It features a 12.1" display and a projected capacitive touch screen.

Its small, ultra-flat mechanical design and configuration options save space in the driver cabin and allow the panel to be tailored for all types of applications in different train models. In addition, its full software compatibility with the 10.4" DC15 panel PC both increases flexibility and lowers costs, e.g., if an upgrade to a larger panel is necessary.

High-Quality, High-Resolution Display

The DC17 houses a robust impact-resistant XGA TFT LCD display with LED backlight, and features high illumination intensity. This ensures good readability, even when exposed to sunlight. It also features a buzzer for alarm purposes, as well as LEDs and a light sensor at the front.

Due to its high resolution and optimized usability, it is a perfect choice for applications like CCTV.

Powerful & Energy-Efficient Computing

Built around a T40E AMD Dual Core processor with 1.0 GHz, the DC17 is equipped with 2 GB RAM and a 16 GB mSATA disk. Standard interfaces include two Fast Ethernet, one USB, one CAN, one audio, one GPIO, and one serial - all available on M12 connectors at the back of the panel PC.

An M.2 slot and PCI Express Mini Card interface can control wireless communication functions like 2G, 3G, 4G and GPS. Two micro-SIM card slots with dual-SIM functionality are accessible at the back of the panel.

Flexible Rail Network Connection Options

The DC17 can provide Multifunction Vehicle Bus (MVB) master or slave support where necessary, by adding an MVB PCI Express Mini Card from Duagon. This makes the display scalable for different applications.

Extremely Rugged, Perfectly Rail-Ready

The DC17 comes with an extremely rugged housing with an IP65 compliant front. It supports a railway-compliant power supply of 24 or 110 VDC, its internal PSU complying with EN 50155 class S2. Also in compliance with the standard, the DC17 operates in a -40 °C to +70 °C environment (+85 °C for 10 minutes), achieved through fanless conduction-cooling technology.

All electronic components are soldered to withstand shock and vibration, backed up by its solid M12 connectors, and are protected by conformal coating.

The panel PC meets all important requirements for railway equipment for fast, competitive time-to-market even in mission-critical environments. At the same time its long availability and life-time of seven years reduces overall system costs.


  • 12.1" display with LED backlight
  • 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • AMD Embedded G-Series
  • Wireless communication 2G, 3G, 4G, WLAN, GNSS
  • MVB interface (optional)
  • All external interfaces on M12 connectors
  • -40 °C to +70 °C (+85 °C), fanless
  • Maintenance-free design
  • Compliant to IP65 (front) and EN 50155 (railway)
  • Windows and Linux support


AMD G-Series T40E dual-core, 1.0 GHz processor core frequency
  • Screen size: 12.1"
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Luminance: 350 cd/m²
  • Colors: 16.2 M
  • Viewing angle: +/-80° min. horizontal/vertical
  • Anti-glare safety glass
  • Ambient light measurement
  • Software controlled display brightness
  • System RAM
    • Soldered DDR3
    • 2 GB
  • mSATA
    • 16 GB (aMLC)
    • 2 GB, 4 GB or 8 GB (optional)
Wireless Functionality
The following devices can be assembled:
  • One PCI Express Mini Card, Full-Mini
  • One M.2 card, Type 3042
  • Two micro-SIM cards
Front Interfaces
  • Touch panel
    • Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT)
    • Two finger multi-touch
  • Status LEDs
  • Light sensor
In-System Interfaces
  • mSATA
    • One mSATA slot
  • PCI Express Mini Card
    • One PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • PCIe, USB 2.0
  • M.2
    • One M.2 slot
    • USB 2.0
Rear Interfaces
  • Ethernet
    • Two 4-pin M12 connectors, D-coded, 100BASE-T
  • USB
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded, USB 2.0
  • Antenna connections (optional)
    • Two antenna connector cutouts
    • For wireless interface cards
    • One RP-SMA connector for 2G, 3G or 4G (optional)
    • One SMA connector for GPS (optional)
  • SIM card
    • Two micro-SIM card slots, dual SIM
  • UART
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded
    • Software-configurable as RS232/RS422/RS485
  • CAN
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, A-coded
  • GPIO
    • One 5-pin M12 connector, B-coded
  • Multifunctional Vehicle Bus (MVB) (optional)
    • EMD or ESD+ according to IEC 61375
    • Process Data (PD), Message Data (MD) and Bus Administrator (BA)
    • Available via Duagon PCI Express Mini Card (not included)
  • Audio
    • One 8-pin M12 connector, A-coded
    • Adjustable volume level
    • Single ended stereo line in
    • Differential stereo line out
  • Power Supply
    • One 4-pin M12 connector, A-coded
Supervision and Control
  • Watchdog
  • Operating hour counter
  • Power cycle counter
  • CPU temperature measurement
  • Buzzer for signaling alarm
  • Display temperature measurement (display off at extreme temperatures)
Electrical Specification
  • Power Supply
    • 24 V or 110 V DC nominal; 14.4 V to 33.6 V DC or 66 V to 154 V DC max. (EN 50155)
    • Power interruption class S2 (10 ms) (EN 50155)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Power consumption
    • 30 W approx.
Mechanical Specifications
  • Dimensions
    • Device: (W) 350 mm, (D) 260 mm, (H) 90 mm
    • Cut-out: (W) 305 mm, (H) 243 mm
  • Weight
    • 6000 g max.
Environmental Specifications
  • Temperature range (operation):
    • -30°C to +70°C for the display panel
    • -40°C to +70°C, with up to +85°C for 10 minutes according to class TX (EN 50155) for the computer
  • Temperature range (storage): -40°C to +85°C
  • Cooling concept
    • Fanless operation, natural convection
  • Humidity: EN 60068-2-30, EN 50155
  • Altitude: -300 m to +3000 m
  • Shock: EN 61373, EN 50155
  • Vibration: EN 61373, EN 50155
  • Conformal coating of internal components
  • Protection rating
    • IP65 (Front)
    • IP20 (Back and sides)
Product Compliance: Radio Equipment
EMC basic compliance: The product is prepared to comply with the Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED). Standards compliance depends on the assembled radio (wireless) device.
  • 48 032 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09DC17-00)
  • 48 195 h @ 40°C according to IEC/TR 62380 (RDF 2000) (model 09DC17-01)
  • Electrical Safety
    • EN 50153
    • EN 50155
  • Fire Protection
    • EN 45545-2, hazard level HL3
EN 50121-3-2
BIOS/Boot Loader
InsydeH2O UEFI Framework
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