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Portable Point of Care Equipment Delivers Efficient Covid-19 Testing


Product Introduction

Quick and convenient COVID-19 testing has become a key strategy in managing the ongoing pandemic. Effective testing, without lab support, enables nurses and physicians to diagnose afflicted individuals quickly. Advantech’s customer developed a portable point-of-care platform capable of meeting these needs. This platform leverages Advantech’s innovative IDK-1110P PCAP panel to empower a wide range of disease diagnostics and healthcare management applications.

System Requirements

Delivering rapid test results, while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission necessitated a solution adaptable to medical environments and capable of gloved operation. As such, Advantech’s customer developed an end-to-end portable point-of-care testing solution that delivers multiple results in 15 minutes. This solution enables nurses and physicians to process tests conveniently without lab support, yielding a powerful front-line diagnostic decision tool.

Product Description

This platform leverages Advantech’s IDK-1110P 10.4 in PCAP panel with 1024x768 XGA resolution. Its 500nits backlight brightness is suitable for indoor and semi-outdoor environments found in hospitals. The panel is equipped with a 10-point projective capacitive touch (PCAP) solution that supports gloved operation, and features an anti-fingerprint surface coating that reduces smudging and eases cleaning. IDK-1110P further supports LVDS signal interface, and utilizes a backlight driving board to ease connection with Advantech single board solutions. Its ready-to-use VBIOS settings delivers integration convenience — saving on development and reducing time to market. This solution’s touch function leverages a plug-and-play USB interface. Analogously, IDK-1110P does not require specific driver installation/calibration when used in congress with Windows 7 OS and above. The 10-point PCAP touch solution further enhances transmission defense by supporting operation while wearing latex medical gloves. It similarly avoids malfunction using EMI shielding that minimizes electric interference in lab applications.


Advantech’s IDK-1110P 10.4” PCAP panel solution met the needs of this customer’s point-of-care solution. Advantech strives to provide solutions that meet modern challenges in diverse fields. We look forward to collaborating with this customer on their future endeavors.

System Diagram