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Elo 25 Point Enhanced Calibration for Touch Screens

Enhanced Calibration for Industrial Touch Screens

Elo 25 Point Enhanced Calibration for Touch Screens
Elo 25 Point Enhanced Calibration for Touch Screens

As a rule of thumb, we recommend calibrating your industrial touch screen if the cursor is more than 0.25″ from the exact center of the point of touch. Doing so will increase the accuracy of the touch response and can make it easier to touch objects with pinpoint precision.

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Single-Touch Gestures for Industrial Touch Screen Applications

Microsoft Flicks Control Panel
Microsoft Flicks Control Panel

Due to their advantages for the industrial market, Hope Industrial Systems’ products have always used resistive touch screen sensors from Elo TouchSystems , which support single-touch recognition. While many of the advanced touch features we have come to love in our smart phones require a “multi-touch” technology (like pinch-to-zoom), the recent release of a new series of drivers from Elo now allows some of these features to work with any Hope Industrial Touch Screen.

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NEMA 4 Short-Travel Industrial Benchtop Keyboard with touchpad

New Benchtop and Panel Mount Keyboards

Hope Industrial Systems’ new benchtop and panel mount models round out our line of industrial keyboards with 24 models, giving users plenty of flexibility to choose the configuration that works best for their specific application. These new keyboards have the same rugged industrial specifications as our existing keyboard products and carry our standard 3-year warranty.

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Show Recap: MACH 2012

Hope Industrial's trade show booth at MACH 2012
Hope Industrial’s booth at MACH 2012

Hope Industrial recently attended our first show in the United Kingdom: MACH 2012 in Birmingham, presented by the Manufacturing Technologies Association. This was an excellent introduction to the UK market for our new Hope Industrial UK operations.

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17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

Replacing Another Panel Mount Monitor with a Hope Industrial Monitor

17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor
17″ HIS Industrial Panel Mount Monitor

There are several factors to consider when an existing panel mount monitor has failed and it is out of warranty. Most users opt to replace the display since many manufacturers will charge more and take longer to repair the monitor when compared to buying new. Much of the reason is due to the declining cost of LCD’s over the past several years. Therefore, it is wise to consider all the factors in total cost of ownership when selecting a monitor for a new project.

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Monitor-Mounted Industrial KVM Extender mounted to Universal Mount Monitor

New 300m (1000′) USB and VGA Video Extender

Hope Industrial Systems’ new USB KVM Extender uses a single CATx cable to extend VGA video and USB signals for touch screens, keyboards, mice, and any other USB 1.1 compliant device up to 300 m (1000′).

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Windows Power Settings

A Sleeping Monitor, A Simple Problem

Windows Power Settings
Windows Power Settings

Often our customers find it critical to be able to see their HMI screens or access their systems’ controls at any given time. By default, most operating systems are designed to put the monitor or touch screen to sleep after 10 minutes. While allowing the display to sleep is recommended to extend its lifespan and conserve power, some customers find it important to be able to access their system at a moment’s notice. It is important to note that no Hope Industrial displays put themselves to sleep; they only revert to power saving (sleep) mode when they are not receiving a video signal, or have been specifically instructed to do so by the host operating system.

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Hope Industrial Systems building covered in snow, winter 2011

Hope Industrial Looks Back on 2011

Snow Storm at Hope Industrial Offices, January 2011
Snow Storm at Hope Industrial Offices, January 2011

In this final week of December, like most people we at Hope Industrial have been reflecting on the past year. 2011 has been a wonderful year for us with solid growth, many new products released, and several milestones passed. We are extremely thankful for all of our new customers, and also indebted to the many companies who have standardized on our products over the years.

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Cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate

How We Use Waterproof Conduit for Industrial Monitor Cabling

Conduit Cover Plate Option with cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate
Cables routed through Conduit and Cover Plate

Connecting electronic equipment on the factory floor is an important aspect of any control system. There are several options for connecting data and power to monitors and other devices. Regarding the cables themselves, there are options in cable quality, shielding, terminations, etc. There are also decisions that affect their appearance and how they are protected and sealed.

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