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New Online Chat Box on website allows customers to chat directly with Hope Industrial

New Online Chat Feature

Have you tried our Live Online Chat yet? You can find it on the Contact Us and Support pages of our website. Simply click on “Start a Chat” during US business hours to be connected with one of our friendly sales reps. Great for when you have a quick question, but no time for a phone call.

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Intel NUC i7 in Test Enclosure

Heat Testing the new i7-Powered Intel NUC

Intel NUC i7 in Test Enclosure
Intel NUC i7 in Test Enclosure

Last year we reviewed and tested the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) single-board computer to determine its suitability for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products. The model we tested at that time was the D54250WYK, which was launched in late 2013 and featured an i5 processor.

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New HIS-ML12 Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

New 12″ Panel Mount Monitor Revision

New HIS-ML12 Industrial Panel Mount Monitor
New HIS-ML12 Industrial Monitor

We are excited to announce the release of a new revision of our 12″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor. The new version is thinner, lighter, and has a higher operating temperature of 60°C (140°F).

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19.5″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor and Touch Screen, front and side views

Coming Soon: 19.5″ Widescreen Monitors and Touch Screens

19.5″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor and Touch Screen, front and side views
19.5″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor and Touch Screen

Complementing our existing 22″ and 23″ widescreens, Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a 19.5″ widescreen option to our popular Panel and Universal Mount Industrial Monitor product lines. Our smallest widescreen to date, the new 19.5″ models will provide a widescreen format in space saving enclosure sizes.

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New Hope Industrial Production Facilities, cropped

Newly Expanded Production Facilities

Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to introduce our newly expanded production facilities. Our loyal customers have made it possible – and necessary – for us to once again increase our available production space.

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New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Coming Soon: New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad
New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Our current keyboard line-up is based on two basic keypad designs:  an Industrial Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated Button Pointer, and an Industrial Short-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad.  This month we have been working on our newest edition:  a Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated capacitive Touchpad instead of the standard Button Pointer.
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With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

Waking a Sleeping PC Using a Hope Industrial Touch Screen

With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows
With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

In an industrial or manufacturing environment it is not uncommon to operate a computer with neither a keyboard or a mouse, using only a Hope Industrial touch screen to control the PC. For these situations we’ve discussed virtual keyboards to simplify data entry, and ways that a touch screen can better emulate a mouse.

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Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

Using the Intel NUC for Industrial Applications

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure
Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

The NUC (Next Unit of Computing) from Intel is a small single board computer kit made by Intel and intended for use in any location where a small, cool, and energy efficient yet somewhat powerful computer is required. Intel intends for the device to be used in most any application ranging from digital signage to industrial/commercial kiosks to home entertainment. We’ve had a number of customers ask about suitability of the NUC for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products, so we thought we’d get our hands on one and take a look.

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A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

Displaying HDMI Video Signals on Hope Industrial Monitors

 

A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com
A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

HDMI is one of the most common video connectors in the market. This standardized connector offers tremendous versatility, supporting digital video, audio, and even network traffic on a single connector. The availability of multiple connector sizes for different sized devices has quickly made HDMI a standard feature in many consumer and business devices from phones and tablets, to laptops, to thin clients.

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