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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 Because of this, the information below becomes outdated quickly.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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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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Sample label from one of our stainless 17" Panel Mount monitors with touch screen window

New Industrial Monitors and Accessories for Hazardous Locations

Sample label from one of our stainless 17" Panel Mount monitors with touch screen window
Sample label from one of our stainless 17″ Panel Mount monitors with touch screen window

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was invited to test our Hazloc-rated displays, Keyboards, and monitor-mounted KVM Extenders for Class I, II, and III, Division 2 hazardous locations and Type 12/4/4X environments (Type 1 for Rack Mount Displays) and we are pleased to report that we now offer 182 industrial products that are rated by UL for hazardous locations!

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New Online Chat Box on Website allows customers to chat directly with Hope Industrial

New Online Chat Feature

Have you tried our Live Online Chat yet? You can find it on the Contact Us and Support pages of our website. Simply click on “Start a Chat” during US business hours to be connected with one of our friendly sales reps. Great for when you have a quick question, but no time for a phone call.

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