Unleash the power of BETA via HTML5 and Javascript

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HTML5 Powered with Connectivity / Realtime, CSS3 / Styling, Device Access, Graphics, 3D & Effects, Multimedia, Performance & Integration, Semantics, and Offline & Storage

BetaWeb represents a new way to program and interact with embedded systems. If you can design a website you can use BetaWeb to create an embedded kiosk mode HMI.

BetaWeb offers unique features that allow complete systems to be designed and built around Blue Chip Technology’s configurable Beta+TM3 platform eliminating the need for additional embedded electronics, reducing system cost, and accelerating development.

BetaWeb can work both online via onboard Ethernet or Wifi and via locally stored offline webpages or even in a hybrid mode. Onboard 8GB eMMC storage offers ample space for locally hosted pages.

BetaWeb uniquely provides Javascript APIs to enable high speed, low latency access to onboard hardware. 12 local GPIO and a RS232/422/485 UART. A BetaWeb equipped system can monitor and control external equipment directly, eliminating the need for separate electronics or even a PLC.

In more traditional use cases BetaWeb can be paired with a webserver capable RTU / SCADA PLC or Building Management System (BMS) such as, Distech (EC-NET), Honeywell Centraline (Arena), Niagara 4 Jace, Niagara 4 PC Supervisors from Tridium, TONN, Hawk, EC-BOS (3, 6 & 8000) or Trend (IQ Vision).

Hardware accelerated OpenGL and Video Decode opens opportunities for interactive Promotional displays, Virtual showrooms, Product configuration and even EPOS. Remote hosting provides simple estate wide deployment, real time information.

BetaWeb User Guide BETA Product Page

BetaWeb Application Features

Comprehensive configuration options give you control over all the required system setup items via password protected onscreen selections or a configuration stored to a USB drive. Add custom splash screens, control the backlight and timeouts, audio volume, etc

Android Webview supporting HTML5, Accelerated OpenGL, Accelerated Video Decode

Local webserver server
Design a system user interface in HTML5 and Javascript, install files to the onboard eMMC memory, for the appearance of an embedded system with the convenience of using Web development skills and tools. The full featured, high performance built-in webserver supports: Multi-threaded rendering, Cookies, Encryption and signature of locally hosted web pages.

Install and maintain security certificates. Optionally encrypt local content to ensure the integrity of local content. The BetaWeb APIs and hardware interfaces are only accessible via localhost, preventing external malicious code controlling local hardware interfaces.

Access on board SBC hardware 
The BetaWeb APIs allow HTML5 access to hardware features more commonly associated with low level languages. Simple to use, low latency API’s provide access onboard 3V GPIO, RS232/422/485 directly from your webpages. Monitor and control system components without the need for intermediate hardware. GPIO interfaces can be customised to offer higher voltage and current drive capabilities via the addition of a 50-way expansion hat. SPI, CAN bus, I2C and other interfaces can also be supported on request. Contact Us to discuss your custom requirements. The video demonstrates the ability to read inputs and drive outputs directly from a webpage via BetaWeb’s APIs.

Hardware configurations and options

LCD Screen size 4.3″ 7″ 9.7″ 12″
Resistive Touch Y Y N N
MOUNT/BEZEL Front  / Plastic Y Y N N
Front / Metal IP seal N Y Y Y
Rear / sub-Flush Contact Us Y Contact Us Contact Us
REAR COVER Open frame Y Y Y Y
Plastic rear shell Y Y N N
Custom sheet metal Y Y Y Y
Expansion boards   Y Y Y Y



Finding the right display is often a balancing act between cost, user experience and physical constraints. With that in mind, we have carefully sourced and tested a range of displays to give you options that make BetaWeb suitable for a variety of systems.

LCD 4.3″ 7″ 9.7″ 12″
Resolution 480×272 800×600 1024×768 1280×800
Backlight 440cd/m2 440cd/m2 400cd/m2 700cd/m2
Contrast 500 400 800 800
Viewing angles  50,70,70,70 60,70,70,70 89,89,89,89 80,80,80,80


Touch Interface

Integrating a touch screen to your system is far from simple, the experience needs to be responsive, accurate, and has to be suitable for the end user’s environment.

We offer two popular touch technology choices as part of our BetaWeb HMI, both suited for different situations:


Projected Capacitive

For most applications, a projected capacitive touch screen is suitable. It’s the same interface that’s used in commercial

smartphones where users benefit from a responsive, frictionless touch experience. Our projected capacitive option

supports multi-touch for more advanced user interaction and many work with latex or nitrite gloves.



Resistive touch works by responding to pressure on its surface as two sheets of material meet. It’s a cost-effective

alternative useful for situations where end users are wearing gloves and only a single touch point needs to be registered

at any given moment.

Processor Board

The processor board is the brains of your BetaWeb HMI. It takes care of running your software application using the onboard processor. In making your choice, you need to consider two key aspects; the operating system that your application will run on and the required processing power and graphics capabilities to run the application at an optimal level.

Processor TM3
Architecture ARM
Processor Allwinner H6,
Quad Core Coretex-A53, 1.4GHz
Storage 8GB eMMC + onboard uSD
USB 3.0
Ethernet 10/100
Wifi bgn/-/5.0
BT Classic/BLE No/5.0
Carrier board HB8, HB8LT, HB9, HB9LT
Display HB8 – RGB
Touch PCAP or RES



We are very aware our embedded Touch systems need to look great when integrated to your designs. We offer a variety of standard bezel, mounting and rear cover options to help you achieve an integrated look. We are always willing to discuss customisations to give you the finished aesthetic your products need.  

Bezel Material & IP Sealing

As with the LCD and touch interface, it’s important to balance cost, environmental and user experience requirements when

it comes to choosing the bezel for your BetaWeb HMI. BetaWeb provides two options for the bezel surrounding its front panel; either black painted plastic or machined aluminium. Alongside choosing a bezel material, you should factor in your required ingress protection (IP) rating as there are a number of choices available for this, too. 


Painted  Plastic

For cost-sensitive applications where high-rated IP sealing is not required, our painted plastic option is the one to choose.. The painted finish ensures a premium appearance.



Machined Anodised Aluminium

If your HMI requires significant protection from dust or water and a more rugged frame for harsher environments

– or even just a more premium feel to your product – then choose our machined aluminium bezel. Environmental protection is provided via adonisation, which can be done in almost any colour. Standards, and particularly EMC compliance are integral to every aspect of our designs, highly effective whole product grounding is achieved via selective laser etching of internal surfaces.



Rear mount sub flush and flush with IP sealing

With full design and manufacturing control of our products we regularly help customers achieve their desired system look and feel. We can readily offer alternative mounting solutions such as the frame shown which provides a near flush rear mount solution. Contact Us for further details and to discuss  requirements and concepts.



Mounting illustrations. (Note many other options are available on request)
Row 1: Front Mount 7″, Front Mount 7″ IP sealed , Row 2: Front mount 9.7″ IP Sealed , Front Mount 12″ IP Sealed, Rear sub flush 7″ 

We are able to offer either open frame electronics, or a large variety of rear enclosures ranging from injection moulded, sheet metal and machined. Contact Us to discuss your rear enclosure preferences.

Bezel Front mount Black Plastic Front mount IP sealed Rear mount, sub-flush
Rear cover Open frame Black plastic rear shell Custom sheet metal

Mounted dimensions

LCD 4.3″ 7″ Plastic Bezel 7″ IP rated 7″ Rear sub-flush 9.7″ IP rated 12″ IP Rated
Overall (WxHxD) (mm) 128 x 87 x 33 192.5 x 125.2 x 35

192.5 x 125.2 x 40 (XE1)
201 x 140 x 35

201 x 140 x 40 (XE1)
191 x 111 x 33 241 x 185.3 x 36

241 x 185.3 x 40 (XE1)
313.4 x 215.5 x 55
Cutout (WxH) (mm) 112 x 75 (2 hole) 160.5 x 98 (4 hole) 172 x 111 (8 hole) 155.4 x 94.5 (4 hole) 200 x 142  (10 hole) 300 x 191
Mounted depth
infront (mm)
9 11.5 10.2 0 12 10.2
Mounted depth behind (mm)
Minimum (no connections)
24 24
28 (XE1)
28 (XE1)
33 24
28 (XE1)


BetaWeb use cases

What is BetaWeb monitoring and controlling today?

Facilities management

Monitoring hygiene supplies levels at a major UK airport – BETA reads local sensors and transmits their data to a server over GSM


Multi-BETA network manages access control through internal doors and interlocks within a bank building

Marine engine monitoring

Monitoring engine performance on large ships

Oil monitoring

Monitoring contaminants in engine oil

Electrical control

Monitoring and control of a wide range of electrical equipment in real time on emergency vehicles

RV electrical control

Monitoring and control of multiple electrical equipment types in real time on recreational Vehicles

Cosmetic surgery

Monitoring and control of electrical devices on the human body

Oil & gas

Monitoring and control of electronic devices across an oil rig

Industrial access control

Control of large industrial doors

Lighting management

Control of lighting ambience in retail environments

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