The PanelMate ePro PS family is made up of high performance yet cost-effective operator interface (OI) products. The ePro PS family carries on the PanelMate tradition of performance in balance with ease of use. The ePro PS family sets the standard for hybrid OI systems by combining the flexibility of Microsoft windows XP embedded operating with the stability and reliability achieved through the solid-state hardware design and exclusive ProtectMode that provides protection for the operating system and software. The ePro PS family provides the performance and flexibility of PC based operator interfaces without the associated complexity of a PC on the plant floor. With integrated high-speed Ethernet, serial ports, USB ports, removable CompactFlash, and PCMCIA slots, the ePro PSmodels can be adapted for a wide variety of user requirements. The ePro PS family of products are configured with the Canvas editing software. The Canvas editor supports a modern suite of graphical templates, called controls, for replacing hardwired panel devices such as pushbuttons, indicator lights, bars, readouts, message displays, etc. Whether replacing hard-wired pilot devices and pushbuttons or providing machine control and even SCADA functions, the ePro PS family of products will fit from both a form and functional standpoint.