Siemens has expanded its high-performance Comfort Panel class in the Simatic Human Machine Interface (HMI) series to include particularly rugged devices for use in extreme ambient conditions. The Simatic HMI TP700 and Simatic HMI TP1500 Comfort Outdoor Panels are equipped with a UV-protected device front with IP65 protection. The new devices can be used in a wide range of temperatures from -30°C to 60°C and in up to 90% air humidity. The high-resolution and daylight readable 7- or 15-inch widescreen displays with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and up to 16 million colors can also display complex process or plant images in a manageable, detailed manner. The high degree of glare reduction, wide reading angles, and automatic dimming allow for reliable operator control.