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

Coming Soon: 19.5″ Widescreen 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

Complementing our existing 22″ and 23″ widescreens, Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a 19.5″ widescreen option to our popular Panel and Universal Mount Industrial Monitor product lines. Our smallest widescreen to date, the new 19.5″ models will provide a widescreen format in space saving enclosure sizes.

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New Hope Industrial Production Facilities, cropped

Newly Expanded Production Facilities

Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to introduce our newly expanded production facilities. Our loyal customers have made it possible – and necessary – for us to once again increase our available production space.

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New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Coming Soon: New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad
New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Our current keyboard line-up is based on two basic keypad designs:  an Industrial Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated Button Pointer, and an Industrial Short-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad.  This month we have been working on our newest edition:  a Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated capacitive Touchpad instead of the standard Button Pointer.
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With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

Waking a Sleeping PC Using a Hope Industrial Touch Screen

With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows
With the right settings, a touch screen can wake up Windows

In an industrial or manufacturing environment it is not uncommon to operate a computer with neither a keyboard or a mouse, using only a Hope Industrial touch screen to control the PC. For these situations we’ve discussed virtual keyboards to simplify data entry, and ways that a touch screen can better emulate a mouse.

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Monitor-Mounted Industrial Full-Travel Keyboard with Button Pointer

Full Line of Industrial Keyboards with 3-Year Warranty

While most of our customers know us as an industrial monitor and touch screen company, we are also a proud manufacturer of a full line of industrial keyboards. All of our rugged keyboards carry our standard 3-year warranty and are rated to NEMA 4/4X standards.

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Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

Using the Intel NUC for Industrial Applications

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure
Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

The NUC (Next Unit of Computing) from Intel is a small single board computer kit made by Intel and intended for use in any location where a small, cool, and energy efficient yet somewhat powerful computer is required. Intel intends for the device to be used in most any application ranging from digital signage to industrial/commercial kiosks to home entertainment. We’ve had a number of customers ask about suitability of the NUC for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products, so we thought we’d get our hands on one and take a look.

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A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

Displaying HDMI Video Signals on Hope Industrial Monitors

 

A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com
A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

HDMI is one of the most common video connectors in the market. This standardized connector offers tremendous versatility, supporting digital video, audio, and even network traffic on a single connector. The availability of multiple connector sizes for different sized devices has quickly made HDMI a standard feature in many consumer and business devices from phones and tablets, to laptops, to thin clients.

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Elo Touch Screen Driver CD

In-House Touch Screen Driver Testing and Certification

Elo Touch Screen Driver CD
Elo Touch Screen Driver CD

As discussed in other posts, we have always used Elo Accutouch resistive touch sensors and controllers in our touch screen models. Aside from the usual benefits of resistive touch sensors, the Elo Accutouch system offers high quality, extremely diverse driver support, and long term compatibility (DOS drivers from 20+ years ago still work with our current RS232 models).

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Industrial Universal Mount Monitor with a particularly hard life

Displays and Touch Screens Built to Last

Universal Mount Monitor with a particularly hard life
Universal Mount Monitor with a particularly hard life

Hope Industrial Displays are built to handle abuse of many forms. Our displays are used in a wide variety of extremely tough environments where they see everything from daily steam cleanings to chemical exposure to the occasional run-in with a forklift.

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