“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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Hope’s Production Facility in Roswell, GA has been busy preparing for your end of year needs, working hard to ensure that our stock levels are sufficient to meet the increased demand we always see in December. Our warehouse shelves are fully stocked, with most monitors, Keyboards, KVM Extenders, mounting options, and Thin Client/PC Enclosures available to ship immediately!
Last year we reviewed and tested the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) single-board computer to determine its suitability for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products. The model we tested at that time was the D54250WYK, which was launched in late 2013 and featured an i5 processor.
Model by model, we have been transitioning from traditional CCFL backlights over the past few years, and we are happy to announce that we are now using LED backlighting in all Hope Industrial Systems monitors and touch screens except for our 20″ models, which will be converted later this year.