A panel PC is an all-in-one computer integrating both a display and a computing unit. Typically it offers a touchscreen for ease of use. Resistive and capacitive touch technologies are two most popular technologies used in the touchscreen today. Since it is an integrated solution, no compatibility test is required between the display and the computer. Users can be free of running wiring to a separate PC as well.
In automation applications, panel PCs are frequently used as a human machine interface (HMI) to make easy the equipment control and to enhance operator productivity.