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TFT Controller for the IIoT

Artista - Intelligent Networking of Devices

The terms Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 stand for the growing trend to  equip products with their own intelligence to take some of the weight off the user's shoulders.

The Artista controller boards with the latest Raspberry Pi Compute Modules CM3+ and CM4 are the perfect basis for cost-effective IIoT and Industry 4.0 applications such as:

  • SmartGrid (monitoring and control of vending machines)
  • Gateway to Middleware
  • Facility management (Data acquisition and monitoring of e.g. temperature, sensors, access control etc.)
  • and many more

Please contact us; We are happy to help!

The Artista controllers consist of an ArtistaMEDIA Baseboard and a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and can be easily adapted to the specific requirements of your application.

Voice of a customer:
"My tests with the Artista-IoT are very conclusive, it's an amazing product !!"

Bring your product to the Internet of things!

The important facts at a glance:

  • Almost all TFT displays and PCAP touchpanels directly supported
  • Top = -20 to +80°C
  • Special functions like DICOM pre-set, gamma correction, color calibration possible
  • Artista-IoT starter kit available (Raspberry Pi OS)
  • Linux based distribution with open-source Yocto
  • internal eMMC Flash saves the need of additional storage
  • WiFi/Bluetooth via dongle respectively via CM4
  • Real-time clock
  • Auto-start at power on
  • WIN10 ARM, Scratch and Python running, option: industrial Android 7.x
  • Very good EMC behavior: EN standards according to industrial class A
  • Long-term availability: at least 6 years
  • Raspberry Pi ensures the broad support of a large developer community
  • Customized solutions can be implemented quickly on a project basis
  • Customization and integration of Linux drivers: For example, the driver for Ilitek's I²C Touch Controller Chip ILI2511 is included in the next Raspberry PI OS

Artista Versions in comparison


  • Baseboard ArtistaMEDIA-IIIB
  • with Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM3+ (8, 16 or 32GB)
  • up to 1GB on board RAM
  • for LVDS TFT displays up to full HD resolution (1920x1200)
  • 100MB Ethernet
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Vcc 12V and 24V
  • Option: USB Wi-Fi dongle


  • Baseboard ArtistaMEDIA-IV
  • with Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM4
  • 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor @1,5GHz, up to 8GB RAM (LPDDR4)
  • for V-by-One TFT displays up to 4K resolution (3840x2160)
  • eDP version from summer 2023
  • 1GB Ethernet, supports IEEE1588
  • 2x HDMI 2.0 (1x HDMI in, 1x HDMI out)
  • Vcc 24V
  • M.2 B Key interface e.g. for connecting wireless modules
  • Camera interface
  • Options: dualband Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, internal or external antenna
  • CAN bus via add-on I/O board 

Software-Options for Artista

Various operating systems and specially adapted software options support you in making the best use of the Artista for your project:


ArtistaIO Board

    Our ArtistaIO board is for external control of Artista-IoT with buttons e.g. to choose different content (image, slide show, video).
    ArtistaIO boards for Artista-M4 will be available soon.


    Artista-IoT Starter Kit

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    Here you can see a video of the Artista-IoT Starter Kit by our American sister company Apollo Displays.

    The Artista-IoT starter kit helps developers implement a project quickly and easily. Thanks to pre-installed Raspbian, the support of the huge community can be used.

    The Kit consists of:

    • 10.1" TFT display with
      • 500cd/m² brightness
      • Integrated backlight converter
      • Wide viewing angle of v/h 170°/170°
      • Operating temperature range from -20 to +70°C
      • Multi-touch PCAP touch screen
    • Artista-IoT with integrated Raspberry Pi Compute Module CM3+
    • Pre-installed Raspbian
    • Connection cable