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DisplayPort Connector

DisplayPort…the End of an Era, but Beginning of a New Age

DisplayPort Connector
DisplayPort Connector

In 1987, IBM introduced the VGA connector, which has become the universal standard for analog video connections to monitors and touch screens. In 1999, DVI was introduced and has likewise become the standard for digital video connections to monitors and touch screens, even though it was never fully adopted and almost all displays can still support analog VGA.  But times are changing and by 2015 both VGA and DVI are planned to be replaced by DisplayPort by many tech manufacturers.

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Close up of Industrial Workstation with Thin Client Enclosure

Product Enhancement Round-up

Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

Our products aren’t finished until our customers say they are. We don’t introduce new products to our line of industrial monitors and touch screens until we feel they are as good as they can get but there’s always room for improvement.  We listen closely and continuously review our products to see how we can make them even better. 

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The Tragedy in Japan

The disaster in Japan has rattled the world.   Hope Industrial Systems, Inc. expresses its sincere condolences to all those affected by the tragedy and asks that everyone keep the Japanese people in their thoughts.

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New Industrial Wall Mount Folding Keyboard

New product prototype: Industrial Folding Keyboard

Our engineering group objected to posting pictures of such an early prototype, but we are really excited about our new keyboard design:  the industrial 4-position folding keyboard.

New Industrial Folding Keyboard Collage showing folding and typing options
New Industrial Folding Keyboard from Hope Industrial Systems

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KVM mounted on ML20 using the VESA Adapter Bracket

Cables and KVM Extenders: Moving signals from the control room to the industrial touch screen

Many Hope customers place server or desktop class computer equipment in a clean, safe, IT closet, while exposing only our rugged industrial touchscreens and workstations to the rigors of the factory floor. To make this work, we provide a variety of long cable options, and even Industrial KVM Extenders that can push those signals all the way to 1000′ away from the PC. This post discusses these cabling options in detail.

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AccuTouch Resistive Touch Screen Sensor

Why do we use Resistive Touch Screens?

We use resistive touch screen sensors in all of our industrial touch screen models. These sensors are very well suited to industrial control applications for a variety of reasons. This article discusses the technology itself and its benefits. We also talk about the Elo AccuTouch line of sensors and controllers, and why we chose them.

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Sulphur Protection

VCI Emitters
VCI (Vapor Corrosion
Inhibitor) Emitters

Many industrial environments have invisible airborne substances, like dust and moisture, that can damage electronic equipment. There are other less common substances that are found in specific industrial environments that can be even more damaging. Sulphur is one of those substances.  Airborne sulphur uses moisture in the air and is corrosive to the copper and silver commonly found in the conductive traces on circuit boards, in LCD circuits and resistive touch screens.  All of these components are found in the construction of an industrial lcd monitor.

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