Exter E1000

Take your EXTER/E1000 applications to the next level!

A guide to help you upgrade your EXTER/E1000 HMI solution to X2 HMIs and iX software 

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.

The technical identical panel series has been marketed under both the EXTER and E1000 brand names.



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.


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Convert smoothly to our modern X2 HMIs

Do you have E1000 or EXTER HMI’s in your production facility? The E1000/EXTER operator panels from Beijer Electronics are end-of-life and it’s time to set a successful strategy to secure all the engineering efforts you have put in to your current applications. Convert smoothly to our modern X2 panels using iX software with great result and minimum effort.


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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.


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Tutorial video

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.

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.

Efficient workflow
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.

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.


Find the right X2 panel here!