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The Tragedy in Japan

The disaster in Japan has rattled the world.   Hope Industrial Systems, Inc. expresses its sincere condolences to all those affected by the tragedy and asks that everyone keep the Japanese people in their thoughts.

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New Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboard

New product prototype: Industrial Folding Keyboard

Our engineering group objected to posting pictures of such an early prototype, but we are really excited about our new keyboard design:  the industrial 4-position folding keyboard.

New Industrial Folding Keyboard Collage showing folding and typing options
New Industrial Folding Keyboard from Hope Industrial Systems

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KVM mounted on ML20 using the VESA Adapter Bracket

Cables and KVM Extenders: Moving signals from the control room to the industrial touch screen

Many Hope customers place server or desktop class computer equipment in a clean, safe, IT closet, while exposing only our rugged industrial touchscreens and workstations to the rigors of the factory floor. To make this work, we provide a variety of long cable options, and even Industrial KVM Extenders that can push those signals all the way to 1000′ away from the PC. This post discusses these cabling options in detail.

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AccuTouch Resistive Touch Screen Sensor

Why do we use Resistive Touch Screens?

We use resistive touch screen sensors in all of our industrial touch screen models. These sensors are very well suited to industrial control applications for a variety of reasons. This article discusses the technology itself and its benefits. We also talk about the Elo AccuTouch line of sensors and controllers, and why we chose them.

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Sulphur Protection

VCI Emitters
VCI (Vapor Corrosion
Inhibitor) Emitters

Many industrial environments have invisible airborne substances, like dust and moisture, that can damage electronic equipment. There are other less common substances that are found in specific industrial environments that can be even more damaging. Sulphur is one of those substances.  Airborne sulphur uses moisture in the air and is corrosive to the copper and silver commonly found in the conductive traces on circuit boards, in LCD circuits and resistive touch screens.  All of these components are found in the construction of an industrial lcd monitor.

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Industrial Thin Client Enclosure with Wyse thin client

Our New Line of Thin Client Ready Industrial Operator Stations

Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to introduce our new line of Thin Client Ready Industrial Operator Stations. These self-contained workstations are available with 15″, 17″, or 19″ LCD monitors housed in NEMA-rated black powder-coated or stainless steel enclosures and provide a sealed, clean and cool operating environment for a user-supplied thin client or small form factor PC. Optional features include NEMA-rated touch screens, industrial keyboards and pointing devices, and tilt/swivel yoke mounts.

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

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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