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Full travel industrial keyboard with rubber overlay

New Full-Travel Keyboards with Touchpad

Monitor-Mounted Full-Travel Keyboard with Capacitive Touchpad

Hope Industrial Systems is excited to introduce our new Industrial Full-Travel Keyboards with Capacitive Touchpad. These new keyboards are available in our four keyboard enclosure options:

  • Monitor-Mounted – mount directly to the bottom of our Universal Mount Monitors
  • Benchtop – place on a bench or table top
  • Panel Mount – mount in a panel or other surface
  • Folding Wall Mount – attach to any vertical surface; fold out of the way when not in use

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New Combined Conduit / Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate

New Combined Conduit / Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate

New Combined Conduit / Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate
New Combined Conduit / Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate

We are pleased to announce the availability of our combined Conduit/Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate. This new option provides our rugged, fully-sealed conduit option (generally used between our Universal Mount Display and an enclosure or pedestal) with the flexibility of our Compression Gland for connecting nearby peripherals like a barcode scanner or mouse.

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

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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Universal Mount Monitor with food ingredients caked on the enclosure was returned to us to repair a broken window. We replaced the touch sensor and returned the monitor to "like new" condition for many more years of service.

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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Hope Industrial UM22 Touchscreen and Keyboard with Raspberry Pi internally integrated

Calibrating a Hope Industrial Touch Screen on a Raspberry Pi

Hope Industrial UM22 Touchscreen and Keyboard with Raspberry Pi internally integrated

Please note: Linux changes regularly. Because of this, the information below becomes outdated quickly. Please contact our support team for additional assistance.

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

Hope Industrial Systems touch screens are designed and 3rd-party certified to withstand the toughest, dirtiest industrial environments. At the same time, our resistive touch screensNew screen cleaning program allows user to easily clean touch screen 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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Ubuntu Operating System

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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NEMA 2 (top) and NEMA 4/4X (bottom) Cable Exit Cover Plate Options

Comparing Compression Gland Cable Exit Plate Options

NEMA 2 (top) and NEMA 4/4X (bottom) Cable Exit Cover Plate Options
NEMA 2 (IP22) (top) and NEMA 4/4X (IP65/66) (bottom) Cable Exit Cover Plate Options

All Hope Industrial Universal Mount Monitors are fully enclosed and feature a standard cable exit interface to allow the cables to exit the display enclosure while maintaining an IP/NEMA-rated seal.

Since every customer’s mounting requirements are different, we provide a variety of cable exit plate options including compression glands, conduit, and blank cover plates (with pre-drilled pilot holes).

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