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Hope Industrial Sales Manager, Mike McGraw

Meet Hope Industrial Systems Sales Manager – Mike McGraw

 At Hope Industrial Systems, our goal is to provide exceptional products enhanced by superior sales, support and service. Since customer relationships are so important to us, we recently sat down with our Sales Manager, Mike McGraw, and discussed some questions we know many are asking about Hope Industrial Systems. Here’s what he had to say.

HIS Sales Manager – Mike McGraw

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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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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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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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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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Industrial Workstation with Optional Floor Stand

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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Intel NUC i5 installed in Hope Industrial Small PC/Thin Client Enclosure

Heat Testing Intel NUCs: i5-Based NUC6I5SYH and i3-Based NUC5i3MYHE

Intel NUC i5 installed in Hope Industrial Small PC/Thin Client Enclosure
Intel NUC i5 installed in Hope Industrial Small PC/Thin Client Enclosure

Many of our customers have found industrial applications for the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) line of small form factor PCs. While these units do not have many of the features usually associated with industrial designs (no legacy I/O, no case heat sinks), the fact that they are very small, relatively low cost, and only sip power make them appealing in some situations.

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