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Elo Touchscreen Control Panel

Advanced Mouse Functions with an Industrial Touch Screen

Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel
Elo Touch Screen Properties Control Panel

In most typical applications, Hope Industrial touch screens are used to be part of a PC-based HMI configuration, performing some type of PC-based control of an industrial process. The programs that generate these automation interfaces are generally designed with a very simple interface: large on-screen buttons allow simple interaction to a busy, often gloved worker. Generally, the user does not interface with the underlying PC operating system. To operate this type of application, the touch screen does no more than simply pass single “clicks” to the computer, which responds as if a mouse button was clicked.

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Illustrating the strength of our USB cable retention bracket

Cable Retention for Industrial Monitors and Touch Screens

Showing the strength of our USB cable retention bracket with a 5 pound weight
Showing the strength of our USB cable retention bracket with a 5 pound weight

Cable connections between computers and peripherals on the factory floor are expected to hold tight during the rigors of operator movement and vibration that is not typical of office environments.

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Hope Industrial UK Logistics Center in Snetterton

Hope Industrial Is Open for Business in the UK

Hope Industrial UK Logistics Center

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.

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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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Hope Industrial Systems Logo

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 4-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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