A Panel PC is a personal computer built into a flat-screen display so that the entire computer can be mounted in any manner available for mounting a display alone. It eliminates the need for a separate space for the computer. And It’s typically ruggedized for use in industrial or high-traffic settings. They are easy to install and can cope with a wide range of conditions in industrial surroundings, as well as being a vandal proof human machine interface.
Although a panel PC is the same size as a monitor, or sometimes even smaller, it has all the functionality of a full computer. It provides standard PC functionality such as USB and LAN but is also capable of providing additional functionality such as serial and parallel ports as well as internal PCIe expansion to satisfy any less-common functionality, such as analog/digital I/O.