After 12 years in the industrial monitor and touch screen business – and over 40,000 monitors shipped worldwide – Hope Industrial Systems is happy to announce our new logistics center in the United Kingdom to better support the UK and Europe.
Breaking in Our New Office Facilities
Thanks to our loyal customers, Hope Industrial Systems has outgrown our space once again. Watch as we break down the wall to our expanded office facilities.
Enhanced Calibration for Industrial 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.
Single-Touch Gestures for Industrial Touch Screen Applications
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.
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 4-year warranty.
Show Recap: 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.
Replacing Another Panel Mount Monitor with a Hope Industrial 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.
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′).
A Sleeping Monitor, A Simple Problem
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.
Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboards Video Overview
Here’s an overview of Hope Industrial’s line of industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboards at the International Dairy Show 2011 in Atlanta, GA.