DFI KSM-KH Series 15″ – 22″ Modular Rugged Industrial Panel PC Series

  • Product Name: DFI KSM-KH Series
  • Screen Size: 15″ – 22″
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor with Fanless Design
  • RAM: Two 260-pin SODIMM up to 32GB (CM238 supports ECC) Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz
  • Expansion: Not specified
  • Other features: Support Adaptive Display Platform, Supports 9~36V Power Input, Multiple Panel Sizes with Resistive/P-Capacitive Touch Screen, IP65 Front Panel Protection, 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q1′ 32 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)
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  • Support Adaptive Display Platform
  • Supports 9~36V Power Input
  • Intel® Core™ Processor with Fanless Design
  • Multiple Panel Sizes with Resistive/P-Capacitive Touch Screen
  • IP65 Front Panel Protection
  • 15-Year CPU Life Cycle Support Until Q1′ 32 (Based on Intel IOTG Roadmap)

DFI’s KSM series adopts an “Adaptive Display Platform”, an emerging and innovative approach to modularized touch panel PC design. This diverse combination of computing units and touchscreens provide system integrators a more flexible and cost-efficiency solution by merely upgrading certain modules instead of the whole unit. With the advantage of updating prospects, easy maintenance, and rugged design, DFI’s new-series touch panel PCs with ADP technology are the ideal solutions for factory automation, transportation, and critical mission applications.

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Configure by Demand

Equipped with Intel Atom or Core i series processors, customers can freely choose the processing capability of the box PC and size of the panel depending on their requirement. Customers can also choose from over 30 I/O expansion modules and resistive single-touch or projected capacitive multi-touch displays to build highly customized solutions.

Easy Installation & Maintenance

Mounting or changing a touch panel or box module could never be simpler as the modular design can be completed within two steps. ADP technology helps PPC achieve easy installation, maintenance, and ensures not to cause long-term interruption while upgrading or maintaining the equipment.

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Rugged Design

Adaptive Display Platform provides outstanding reliability and graphic performance featuring the capability of wide voltage 9~48V DC power input and surviving under extended temperature range from -40°C to 70°C with fanless, anti-vibration, cableless design. These products can operate stably 24/7 under challenging environments like transportation, logistics, aviation, and marine sectors.

Convertible Power Module

DFI KSM-AL/BMAL series are patented with convertible power management module for replacing MCU with onboard Embedded Controller which is cost- efficient and space-saving to achieve Power Ignition (IGN) function supported with delay on/off time management for low voltage power protection. In addition, this series are available with wide voltage power modules including 3 options of 12V, 9~48V, 24V power boards to fulfil different demands in in-vehicle, AGV and industrial automation markets.

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7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, BGA 1440
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1535M v6, Quad Core, 8M Cache, 3.1GHz (4.2GHz), 45W
Intel® Core™ i7-7820EQ Processor, Quad Core, 8M Cache, 3.0GHz (3.7GHz), 45W
Intel® Core™ i5-7440EQ Processor, Quad Core, 6M Cache, 2.9GHz (3.6GHz), 45W
Intel® Core™ i5-7442EQ Processor, Quad Core, 6M Cache, 2.1GHz (2.9GHz), 25W
Intel® Core™ i3-7100E Processor, Dual Core, 3M Cache, 2.9GHz, 35W
Intel® Core™ i3-7102E Processor, Dual Core, 3M Cache, 2.1GHz, 25W
Intel® CM238 Chipset
Intel® QM175 Chipset
Two 260-pin SODIMM up to 32GB (CM238 supports ECC)
Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz
Insyde SPI 128Mbit
Display and Touch Screen
KSM150-KH: 15″ TFT LCD Panel
KSM156-KH: 15.6″ TFT LCD Panel
KSM170-KH: 17″ TFT LCD Pane
KSM185-KH: 18.5″ TFT LCD Pane
KSM190-KH: 19″ TFT LCD Panel
KSM215-KH: 21.5″ TFT LCD Panel
KSM150-KH: 300 (cd/m²)
KSM156-KH: 400 (cd/m²)
KSM170-KH: 350 (cd/m²)
KSM185-KH: 450 (cd/m²)
KSM190-KH: 350 (cd/m²)
KSM215-KH: 300 (cd/m²)
Backlight Lifetime
KSM150-KH: 70,000 hours
KSM156-KH: 50,000 hours
KSM170-KH: 30,000 hours
KSM185-KH: 50,000 hours
KSM190-KH: 70,000 hours
KSM215-KH: 50,000 hours
Max. Resolution
KSM150-KH: 1024 x 768
KSM156-KH: 1366 x 768
KSM170-KH: 1280 x 1024
KSM185-KH: 1366 x 768
KSM190-KH: 1280 x 1024
KSM215-KH: 1920 x 1080
Intel® HD Graphics
OpenGL up to 5.0, DirectX 11, OpenCL 2.1
HW Decode: HEVC/H.265, H.264, M/JPEG, MPEG2, VC1/WMV9, VP8 (8-bit), VP9 (10-bit)
HW Encode: HEVC/H.265, M/JPEG, MPEG2, VP8
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI/DVI (DVI-D signal) (DVI available upon request)
1 x HDMI/DP++ (DP++ available upon request)
VGA: resolution up to 1920×1200 @ 60Hz
DVI: resolution up to 2560×1600 @ 60Hz
HDMI: resolution up to 4096×2160 @ 24Hz
DP++: resolution up to 4096×2304 @ 60Hz
Triple Displays
VGA + HDMI/DVI (DVI-D signal) + HDMI/DP++
1 x 2.5″ SATA 3.0 Drive Bay (RAID)
1 x Full-size Mini PCIe with micro SIM socket (PCIe/USB)
1 x Full-size Mini PCIe with micro SIM socket (USB)
1 x M.2 M Key 2280 (PCIe x4)
1 x Intel® I211AT PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps)
1 x Intel® I219LM with iAMT11.0 PCIe (10/100/1000Mbps) (only Core i7/i5 supports iAMT)
1 x Power LED
1 x Status LED
Front I/O
2 x RS-232/422/485 (DB-9) (RS-232 with power)
2 x RS-232/422/485 (DB-9)
2 x USB 2.0 (type A)
1 x Power Button
1 x Reset Button
Wi-Fi Antenna
2 x Wi-Fi Module Antenna Hole
Rear I/O
2 x GbE (RJ-45)
4 x USB 3.0 (type A)
1 x VGA
1 x HDMI/DVI (DVI-D signal) (DVI available upon request)
1 x HDMI/DP++ (DP++ available upon request)
1 x Line-out
1 x Mic-in (available upon request)
Watchdog Timer
Output & Interval
System Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 SecondsSystem Reset, Programmable via Software from 1 to 255 Seconds
TPM 2.0
Wide Range 9~36V
3-pole Terminal Block
OS Support
OS Support
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB 64 Bit
Linux (available upon request)
Operating Temperature
-20 to 50°C (SSD or mSATA-mini or CFast card, with 0.7m/s air flow)
Storage Temperature
-30 to 70°C
Relative Humidity
5 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
KSM150-KH: 387 x 320 x 118 mm
KSM156-KH: 407.3 x 277.3 x 97.92 mm
KSM170-KH: 404 x 363.8 x 102.8 mm
KSM185-KH: 472.06 x 314.15 x 102.8 mm
KSM190-KH: 467 x 400 x 118 mm
KSM215-KH: 544.2 x 360.6 x 118 mm
Metal + Aluminum
Panel/VESA Mount 100 x 100 mm
KSM150-KH: 7.7 kg
KSM156-KH: 8 kg
KSM185-KH: 8.1 kg
KSM190-KH: 10 kg
KSM215-KH: 9.4 kg
Standards and Certifications
Half sine wave 3G, 11ms, 3 shock per axis
Packing List
Packing List
1 Single Box
1 3 pin Terminal Block Connector
2 Mini PCIe Screw
1 SATA Screw
Patent No. (Taiwan)
Country of Origin
Country of Origin



BVM Customisation Service

If you cant find an off the shelf product that meets your specific requirements speak with our in house design team who can customize an existing product or design a new product from start to finish.


If you’re unable to find an off-the-shelf product that meets your specific requirements, don’t hesitate to contact our in-house design team. They possess the expertise to customise an existing product to your exact specifications or embark on a fresh design journey to create a customized solution tailored to your requirements. Our design professionals are dedicated to delivering exceptional results, ensuring that the final product not only meets but exceeds your expectations. When you collaborate with our team, you open the door to a world of possibilities, where innovation and creativity converge to bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s modifying an existing product or crafting an entirely new one, our design experts are committed to providing you with a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that perfectly suits your needs. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we’re here to turn your ideas into reality.


Design | Develop | Test | Manufacture

With over three decades of experience in designing custom industrial and embedded computer and display solutions across a wide array of industries, we’re here to turn your ideas into reality


Here’s a selection of our design, manufacturing & associated services: –

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Design to Order: OEM/ODM Embedded Product Design Services

For customers designing a brand-new product from scratch or working with an existing prototype.

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Build to Order: Embedded Computer Design and Customisation Services​

Take an existing system and we can:

Build to Order: Racks and Towers, Peli Case PCs and Mini-ITX PCs

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Embedded Software Services : Configuration, Integration and Deployment

Porting, Integration & Deployment






Materials Management


Logistics and Tracking


External Manufacturing

• Burn in Test
• Temp / Thermal Testing
• Environmental Testing
• Safety Testing
• Software Compatibility Test
• Vendor Selection and Component Procurement
• Product Traceability
• Obsolescence, End of Life and Last Time Procurement Management
• Simple to use on-line RMA System
• Traceability of Shipments
• Product Labelling
• OEM/Branded Packaging
• System Branding
• Custom Labels
• Surface Mount: – High Speed Placement
• Conventional Through Hole Insertion & Assembly
• Automated Optical Inspection
• Bespoke PCB Test


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Manufacturer : DFI


  • Screen Size : 15.6", 15", 17", 18.5", 19", 21.5"
  • Screen Resolution : 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1366x768, 1920x1080
  • Screen Brightness : 300 cd/m², 350 cd/m², 400 cd/m², 450 cd/m²


  • Powered By : Intel
  • CPU Family : iCore, Xeon
  • CPU Generation : Skylake
  • CPU Model : E3-1535M, i3-7100E, i3-7102E, i5-7440EQ, i5-7442EQ, i7-7820EQ


  • Memory Installed :
  • Memory Slots : 2
  • Memory Type : 2400Mhz DDR4

I/O and Expansion

  • Expansion Slots : M.2, Mini PCIe, SATA
  • LAN Ports : 2
  • Serial Ports : 4
  • USB 2 Ports : 2
  • USB 3 Ports : 4
  • USB 3.X / USB C / USB 4.0 Ports :
  • Video Output : DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, VGA
  • Multi Display : Triple Display

Operating System

  • OS : Linux, Windows


  • Certifications :


  • 5G-4G-GPS : Yes
  • Artificial Intelligence Use :
  • IP Rating : IP65
  • Rugged : Yes
  • System Type : Panel PC
  • Wide Temp : Yes

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