Take your EXTER/E1000 application to the next level!
A guide to help you upgrade your EXTER/E1000 HMI solution to X2 HMIs and iX software
The technical identical panel series has been marketed under both the EXTER and E1000 brand names.
EXTER/E1000 was introduced in 2005 and has achieved great popularity during the years on the market thanks to ease-of-use, solid functionality and reliable operation. Now key components have become difficult to source and the technical risk of maintaining the EXTER/E1000 product platform becomes too large.
Therefore, EOL is announced by 1. January 2018 along with the related dates:
- End Of Life (EOL): 2018-01-01
- Last Time Buy (LTB): 2018-12-31
- Last Time Delivery (LTD): 2019-03-31
- End Of Repair (EOR): 2022-12-31
- End Of Service (EOS): 2022-12-31
Listed below you will find information and guide lines to help you successfully migrate your existing EXTER/E1000 HMI solution to the X2 hardware and iX software platform.
Advantages of moving to the X2 series
The replacement of the EXTER/E1000 is the X2 HMI series released in 2016.
The X2 series is the next generation of HMIs from Beijer Electronics. Six product families combine great design with strong performance to power your HMI solutions. Create smart integrated solutions boosted by iX HMI software and WARP Engineering Studio.
All the performance you need
Power-efficient ARM9 processors all the way up to the latest quad core ARM Cortex-A9 processors deliver fast program execution and screen change. It gives you all the performance you need.
One family, one great design
X2 panels offer a slim, modern design. Consistent across the entire range, adding visual quality to your solution.
Robust and reliable
The robust die cast aluminum body offers great resistance to mechanical stress. We’ve redesigned the electronics and made other improvements to further enhance solid operation.
Prepared for any environment
X2 panels operate in wide temperature ranges. They offer strong ingress protection and in addition, they hold all the certificates you need to perform in the field.
Integrated CODESYS control
The X2 series offer integrated CODESYS IEC 61131-3 PLC functionality directly in the panel by multicore processors for fast, safe program execution.
iX – why you’ll love our hardware
iX combines top-class vector graphics and easy-to-use functions that provide reliable operation, and almost limitless connectivity.
Fast forward engineering
Create integrated solutions with WARP Engineering Studio. WARP automatically configures all hardware, software and communication in your application.
A simple path forward
It's easy to upgrade your existing HMI solution to the X2 series.
Migration table EXTER/E1000 > X2 series
It's easy to find the right replacement panel for your existing EXTER/E1000 panel. Follow the link and look up your X2 replacement panel in the migration table.
Advantages of moving to the iX software platform
X2 uses iX HMI software to create easy-to-use applications with basic and advanced functions:
Complete HMI functionality
Find all essential functions included in the software, such as data logging, recipes, alarms, trends and audit trail. Use ready-made objects with built-in functionality and vector.
For advanced users
Use C# scripting or .NET components. Take advantage of third party objects and import .NET assemblies. Control and exchange data with multiple controllers. Enjoy connectivity via SQL, FTP, OPC and web.
The intuitive development environment speeds up engineering. Pre-styled objects, a customizable workspace, a component library with vector graphics, and a smart property grid boost your efficiency and workflow.
Connect to all automation brands
iX enables communication with other automation equipment from all major manufacturers. Transfer files and control panels remotely with FTP and VNC servers.
Convert your old HMI applications to iX
iX Developer offers automatic conversion of EXTER/E1000 HMI applications created in Information Designer and E-Designer. The conversion tool helps to leverage existing HMI applications when moving to the iX platform. The automatic conversion feature is available when you start up iX Developer.
Watch the video and see how easy it is!
This tutorial shows how easy it is to convert your existing E1000/EXTER application to iX Developer and X2 operator panels. During the conversion we will introduce tools that will simplify and speed up the conversion process.
Function key templates
To support the conversion of function key applications, iX offers function key templates enabling an X2 panel to have a similar user interface as a key panel, but realized in a touch panel. The function key templates automatically add objects for navigating/controlling the application and emulate function keys, LEDS and text strips, making conversion as smooth as possible.
Advantages of using WARP Engineering Studio
X2 uses WARP to create integrated solutions:
- Seamless integration of Beijer Electronics products
- Structured and integrated workflow with drag & drop
- Auto-configuration of all hardware, software and communication settings
- Simply draw lines to interconnect devices
- Avoid mistakes and work failsafe with auto-resolve
- Access all individual application program editors automatically
- Smart objects with embedded functionality such as PLC code or HMI screens
- Easy distribution, backup and recovery of projects
- Shortcuts to online product information
- Generate bill of material for simplified purchase
CablingThe EXTER/E1000 series and X2 series offer different cabling for the RS232 and RS422/RS485 connectors.
9 pin D-Sub male
25 pin D-Sub
9 pin D-Sub female
Use CAB108 adapter for existing EXTER/E1000 cables
(part number 660000133)
9 pin D-Sub female
Use CAB107/0,2m 9 pin D-Sub to 25 pin D-Sub, for using EXTER 422/485 cables on X2
(part number 660000131)
How can we help you?
To make the migration as smooth as possible for you, we offer application and hotline support through your local Beijer Electronics office or sales partner. Our support teams is always ready to answer your questions and provide you with thorough help and guidance.