Hope Industrial Blog

Place Your Industrial Operator Station up to 300 m Away from Your PC with a KVM Extender

KVM Extender mounted to rear of 19" Universal Mount Monitor
Monitor-Mounted KVM Extender attached to rear of 19″ Universal Mount Monitor

Our line of industrial KVM Extenders allows you to place your industrial monitor or touch screen (and mouse, keyboard or other devices) up to 300 m (1000′) away from the computer or server using a single shielded CATx cable. This way, the non-industrial computer can be kept safely in a controlled environment, while your industrial monitor handles the tough conditions of the factory floor.

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12,960 Different Ways to Configure Your Industrial Operator Station

Workstation with Industrial TC Enclosure and Dell Box PC 3000 Embedded ComputerHope Industrial Systems Industrial Operator Stations are designed to provide a low-cost platform that can be configured in more than 12,960 ways. Our workstations consist of an industrial Universal Mount Monitor, cable exit plate option, and monitor mount. Other optional accessories, including PC/thin client enclosures, keyboards, and KVM extenders, are available depending on your requirements. Read More

Tethered Stylus Options for Resistive Industrial Touch Screens

PDA Panache’s large (VTET), medium (MTET), and small (BTET) tethered styluses.
PDA Panache’s large (VTET), medium (MTET), and small (BTET) tethered styluses.

As we’ve talked about in other posts, our touch screen displays use resistive touch technology because of its many benefits to the industrial user. One of the most important of these is the fact that resistive sensors are pressure sensitive, which means that a gloved hand, a stylus, or most anything else can trigger a touch.

While most industrial HMI applications use interface screens designed to simply press with your finger (meaning, large buttons), we have some customers who require a stylus for increased accuracy. Over the years, we’ve recommended PDA Panache styluses to many users. We’ve found the company’s simple and sturdy designs well suited for many industrial environments.

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Did You Know Our Customers Have Installed over 100,000 Monitors on All 7 Continents?

17" Panel Mount Industrial Monitors and IP65/IP66 Rugged Touch Screens, front and side views
17″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

We have never made a big deal of this, so you may not be aware: Hope Industrial Systems has shipped more than 100,000 industrial monitors worldwide. Since HIS was founded in 2000, our products have been installed in over 60 different countries in a wide range of industrial applications. We are proud to say that over 85% of those who purchase our monitors are repeat customers.

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Repairing Industrial Displays and Touch Screens

We work to minimize failures.

Hope Industrial monitors and touch screens are built to withstand even the harshest industrial environments. Because we are confident in the durability of our products, all Hope Industrial monitors are supported by:

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Calibrating a Hope Industrial Touch Screen on a Raspberry Pi

Hope Industrial UM22 Touchscreen and Keyboard with Raspberry Pi internally integrated

We have many customers who use our Industrial Touch Screens and Workstations as a rugged, wash-down capable front-end for a simple Raspberry Pi computer.  Over the years we have written several articles about ways to both physically mount and install/calibrate the touch screen using the Raspbian OS.  We’ve also written some general Linux overview articles that review the various ways to use our displays with Linux.

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New Touch Screen-Disabling Utility for Screen Cleaning

New screen cleaning program allows user to easily clean touch screenHope Industrial touch screens are designed and 3rd-party certified to withstand the toughest, dirtiest industrial environments. At the same time, our resistive touch screens are pressure sensitive so a user can easily interact with the computer, even while wearing heavy gloves. This can be a problem: a screen that is designed to get dirty will need to be periodically cleaned, and wiping down a powered-on touch screen can cause accidental touches in your click-sensitive software.

The Hope Industrial Screen Cleaning Utility is the perfect solution.

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Using Hope Industrial Touch Screens with Linux

Ubuntu Operating System
Ubuntu Operating System

“How well do your touch screens work with Linux?” is a question we get very often. While the short answer is always “perfectly!” there is more than one way to support and align our touch screens with Linux operating systems, and which to choose often depends on the particular circumstances of a given application. In this article we will provide a high level overview of some of the more common methods for supporting Linux.

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New 19.5″ 1080p Widescreen Industrial 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

We are happy to introduce our new line of 19.5″ widescreen industrial monitors and touch screens. Complementing our existing 22″ and 23″ wide screen displays, these new models bring full 1080p (1920×1080) resolution in a compact 19″ screen format.

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New Floor Stand Options Create Free-Standing Pedestal Workstations

Industrial Workstation with Optional Floor Stand
Industrial Workstation with Optional Floor Stand with locking casters, and close up of Floor Stand with Leveling Feet

Since their release nearly 15 years ago, our Industrial Monitor Pedestal Mounts have been one of our most popular display mounting options. Combined with an industrial touch screen, keyboard, and PC Enclosure, the pedestal base allows placement of a full HMI workstation anywhere on the factory floor.

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