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HIS Industrial Monitor on display at the International Poultry Expo 2011

IPE 2011 Monitor Sightings

We just got back from the International Poultry Expo (IPE) that went on right here in Atlanta.  There were a lot of great booths at the show, but it was especially exciting to visit those that had our monitors displayed.

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Sample label from 17" Stainless Panel Mount Monitor with hazardous location ratings

New Hazardous Location Rated Industrial Monitor Products

Hope Industrial Systems is now shipping Hazloc-rated models of our 17″ and 19″ industrial monitors and touch screens. Our Panel Mount and Universal Mount displays (including our keyboards and KVM extenders) have been certified by UL for Class I, II, and III, Division 2 locations. These displays are also certified¬†by UL for Type 12/4/4X environments, carry a UL508 safety rating, and are backed up by our industry-leading standard 3-year warranty.

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Industrial Monitors Awarded UL Type 4/4X/12 Certification

Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to announce that all 15″, 17″, and 19″ models of our Panel Mount and Universal Mount monitors and touch screens have been tested and certified by Underwriters Laboratories to meet the demanding requirements of UL 50E. The UL 50E Type ratings are equivalent to what is more commonly referred to in our industry as NEMA standards (e.g. NEMA 12, NEMA 4, and NEMA 4X). While most suppliers “self-certify” to NEMA standards, we have chosen to engage UL for official confirmation for our 15″, 17″, and 19″ monitors, assuring our customers that an independent testing agency has completely tested those designs.

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PC/104 and Small Form Factors Case Study

PC-based HMI has become increasingly common in the Industrial Automation market. We at Hope Industrial Systems believe that in most cases, it is not necessary to place a fully-ruggedized PC directly on the factory floor. These systems are generally vastly more expensive and more difficult to maintain than comparable office-grade computers and servers.

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Adder Case Study on Hope Industrial Systems

PC-based HMI has become increasingly common in the Industrial Automation market. We at Hope Industrial Systems believe that in most cases, it is not necessary to place a fully-ruggedized PC directly on the factory floor. These systems are generally vastly more expensive and more difficult to maintain than comparable office-grade computers and servers.

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