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New Floor Stand Options Create Free-Standing Pedestal Workstations

Industrial Workstation with Optional Floor Stand

Industrial Workstation with Optional Floor Stand with locking casters, and close up of Floor Stand with Leveling Feet

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.

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Beginning this month we now offer two different optional floor stands for use with our Yoke and Pedestal mounts. Available with either locking casters with durable 3” wheels or with adjustable leveling feet, these floor stand kits can be used with any of our 4” x 4” pedestals, and can even be used to retrofit existing pedestals for free-standing use. (more…)

New Industrial Monitors and Accessories for Hazardous Locations

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Sample label from one of our stainless 17″ Panel Mount monitors with touch screen window

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!

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Rugged LED Backlights Now Used in Hope Monitors and Touch Screens

19" Industrial Panel Mount Monitors

19″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitors

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. (more…)

New 12″ Panel Mount Monitor Revision

New HIS-ML12 Industrial Monitor

New HIS-ML12 Industrial Monitor

We are excited to announce the release of a new revision of our 12″ Industrial Panel Mount Monitor. The new version is thinner, lighter, and has a higher operating temperature of 60°C (140°F). Other new features include:

  • AC or DC power input options
  • VGA and Digital Video (DVI ) inputs included
  • 75mm VESA Mounting Pattern standard on all models

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Coming Soon: 19.5″ Widescreen Monitors and Touch Screens

New 19.5" Panel Mount Industrial Widescreen Monitor

New 19.5″ Panel Mount Industrial Widescreen Monitor

Complementing our existing 22″ and 23″ widescreens, Hope Industrial Systems is pleased to announce the addition of a 19.5″ widescreen option to our popular Panel and Universal Mount Industrial Monitor product lines. Our smallest widescreen to date, the new 19.5″ models will provide a widescreen format in space saving enclosure sizes. (more…)

Coming Soon: New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

New Full-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad

Our current keyboard line-up is based on two basic keypad designs:  an Industrial Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated Button Pointer, and an Industrial Short-Travel Keyboard with Touchpad.  This month we have been working on our newest edition:  a Full-Travel Keyboard with an integrated capacitive Touchpad instead of the standard Button Pointer.
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Using the Intel NUC for Industrial Applications

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

Intel NUC mounted inside a Hope Industrial Thin Client Enclosure

The NUC (Next Unit of Computing) from Intel is a small single board computer kit made by Intel and intended for use in any location where a small, cool, and energy efficient yet somewhat powerful computer is required. Intel intends for the device to be used in most any application ranging from digital signage to industrial/commercial kiosks to home entertainment. We’ve had a number of customers ask about suitability of the NUC for use with our industrial touch screen and workstation products, so we thought we’d get our hands on one and take a look. (more…)

Displaying HDMI Video Signals on Hope Industrial Monitors

HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

A simple HDMI to DVI Adapter from StarTech.com

HDMI is one of the most common video connectors in the market. This standardized connector offers tremendous versatility, supporting digital video, audio, and even network traffic on a single connector. The availability of multiple connector sizes for different sized devices has quickly made HDMI a standard feature in many consumer and business devices from phones and tablets, to laptops, to thin clients.
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Displays and Touch Screens Built to Last

8-year-old Industrial Universal Mount Monitor

Universal Mount Monitor with a particularly hard life

Hope Industrial Displays are built to handle abuse of many forms. Our displays are used in a wide variety of extremely tough environments where they see everything from daily steam cleanings to chemical exposure to the occasional run-in with a forklift.

But every once in awhile our repairs department sees a particularly tortured product come in for repair.

Consider the following: this Universal Mount 19″ Touch Screen has been in service for nearly 7 years inside an industrial equipment paint booth. During this time, the monitor has been subjected to constant heat, paint over-spray, and dousing with solvents to keep the worst of the paint off of the touch screen’s acrylic surface. (more…)

Using a Raspberry Pi with a Hope Industrial Systems Touch Screen Part II: Touch Screen Setup

Hope Industrial UM22 Touchscreen and Keyboard with Raspberry Pi internally integrated

Hope Industrial UM22 Touchscreen and Keyboard with Raspberry Pi internally integrated

**Note: Because this post was written a number of years ago, some information is outdated. For updated instructions on calibrating a Hope Industrial touch screen with Raspberry Pi, visit this blog post.**

In our last post we introduced our Raspberry Pi proof-of-concept project and outlined the physical components and setup required for using the Raspberry Pi as an industrial touch screen PC in a harsh environment. Please see our previous post for important information to consider before integrating a Raspberry Pi with our industrial touch screens. (more…)

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